A_Quiz01(Fa07)

A_Quiz01(Fa07) - c) Revolution. d) Libration. ________ 6. A...

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S URVEY OF A STRONOMY 806 – 243 Name: _________________________ Quiz Score: /10 = _______% Section: _________________________ ASTRONOMY 806-243 QUIZ 1 ________ 1. The Sun’s apparent path in our sky is called the ______. a) Meridian. b) Ecliptic. c) Zenith. d) Celestial Equator. e) Zodiac. ________ 2. Stars that never set and are always above your horizon are called ______. a) Zodiacal stars. b) Ecliptics. c) Circumpolar stars. d) Equatorial stars. e) Asterisms. ________ 3. As seen from the Moon how often does the Earth set? a) About once per day (24 hours). b) About once per week. c) About once per month. d) About once per year. e) Never. ________ 4. Tides are caused by the differential gravitational pull of the Moon, but not the Sun, on the Earth. a) True b) False ________ 5. Which of the following is not a major motion of the Earth? a) Precession. b) Rotation.
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Unformatted text preview: c) Revolution. d) Libration. ________ 6. A _________ eclipse occurs when the Moons shadow falls on the Earth. This occurs during _________ moon. a) Lunar; full. b) Lunar; new. c) Solar; full. d) Solar; new. ________ 7. The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is called a) An angstrom b) A kilometer c) An astronomical unit (AU) d) A parsec. e) A light year. ________ 8. Civil time is based upon the sidereal day. a) True. b) False. ________ 9. Which of the following planets does not undergo retrograde motion (as seen from the Earth)? a) Venus. b) Mars. c) Jupiter. d) Saturn e) All planets undergo retrograde motion. ________ 10. The vernal equinox is also known as the first day of ____. a) Spring. b) Summer. c) Fall. d) Winter...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ASTRO 112 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '08 term at MATC Madison.

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A_Quiz01(Fa07) - c) Revolution. d) Libration. ________ 6. A...

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