PHYS_8_EXAM_FINAL_F06(2)

PHYS_8_EXAM_FINAL_F06(2) - PHYS 8 FINAL EXAM KEY 3 NOTE:...

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PHYS 8 FINAL EXAM – KEY 3 NOTE: Enter your Name, ID, and Exam Key 3 on the scantron sheet. You must bubble your Name, ID, and Exam Key!!! Please write the color of your exam (BLUE) on the back of your scantron. You have until 10:00 to take the exam. Be sure to bubble each answer correctly. You may write on this test. Show your picture ID and this test paper when you turn in your scantron. Please take home this test with you. 1. Kepler’s key contribution to astronomy was (a) composing a celestial symphony. (b) stealing Tycho’s notes after he died. (c) analyzing Brahe’s 30+ years of observations of the solar system. (d) observing the phases of Venus. 2. Which parameter in the Drake equation are we the most sure about? (a) the percentage of stars with planets (b) the star formation of the Galaxy (c) the chances that an intelligent civilization will invent a radio (d) the lifetime of a communicative intelligent civilization 3. The Caloris Basin is an example of (a) the impact of a large solar system body and Mercury. (b) a scarp, or rille. (c) a water-carved feature like the Grand Canyon. (d) bizarre surface features, like those found on Uranus’ moon Miranda. 4. Titan is a fascinating moon because it has (a) large impact crater basins. (b) sulfuric volcanoes emitting plumes 1-3 km into space. (c) a substantial atmosphere. (d) irregular terrain due to tidal interactions with Saturn. 5. Intelligent life forms, which develop on a relatively distant, low gravity planet around a K type star, might appear (a) short and stocky with small eyes and very little body hair/fur. (b) tall and thin with small eyes and lots of body hair/fur. (c) tall and thin with large eyes and lots of body hair/fur. (d) tall and thin with large eyes and very little body hair/fur.
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6. Most asteroids were likely formed (a) in the debris of colliding planetesimals. (b) from rocky material which never accreted into planetesimals. (c) from colliding comets. (d) as the solar nebula was first forming. 7. Solar and lunar eclipses are rare because (a) the Moon orbits the Earth at an angle with the plane of the Earth’s orbit of the Sun. (b) the Earth is mostly water so people on land miss them. (c) the Moon’s orbit is highly elliptical. (d) Moon is getting farther from the Earth. 8. Sort the following by increasing density. (a) Jupiter, Earth, the Moon, Mars (b) Jupiter, the Moon, Mars, Earth (c) Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter (d) the Moon, Mars, Earth, Jupiter 9. Short-term comets like Halley’s Comet originate (a) in the Kuiper Belt. (b) in the Oort Cloud. (c) in the Asteroid Belt. (d) outside the solar system. 10. Blueberries discovered on Mars indicate that (a) plants once thrived on Mars. (b)
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHYS 8 taught by Professor Stockdale during the Fall '07 term at Marquette.

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