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Exam 3 Sample - Note: There will be a study session for the...

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Note: There will be a study session for the final exam on the evening of Thursday, March 19 from 6- 8:00 p.m. in Roessler 55. Again: Answers to past exams and quizzes can be found on the 1 st floor of the Physics building Go to the left as you enter the front door. Bulletin Boards #11 & 13 are the end of the East hall. The exam will cover primarily the material since the last exam ( approximately 40 multiple choice) and a few modified review questions from the 1 st two exams ( approximately 10 multiple choice). The new material will cover our discussion comparing the Earth-like and Jovian planets, the moons of Mars, plus the Chapters on the Gas Giants (Chapters 12-14, 7.2-7.4, Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, Asteroids, Meteors, Comets & Collisions (Chapters 14, 15, 7.5-7.6), and the search for Earth-like planets (Chapter 8.7) - on the syllabus. The answers to the following questions can be found one page down below the questions. Make sure you understand the reasons underlying the answers. Astronomy 10S – Sample Questions/Final Exam 1. Mars and Mimas (one of the icy larger moons of Saturn) show which of the following surface features in common? a) large volcanoes d) planetary magnetic fields b) impact craters e) thin carbon dioxide atmospheres c) occasional dust storms 2. Which of the following objects is MOST likely to be composed of stony material? a) a typical comet b) a typical small body between the orbits of Neptune and Pluto c) a typical meteor in an annual meteor shower d) a typical meteoroid to land on earth e) a typical moon of Saturn 3. Saturn and Uranus probably have rings instead of an additional or bigger moon because of a) strong magnetic fields b) electric forces c) radiation from the planet d) their dense atmospheres e) collisions and tidal forces 4. Of the following five large spherical bodies in the outer solar system, which has the most elliptical orbit, making the distance between its closest approach to the sun much greater than its farthest point from the sun? a) Pluto b) Saturn c) Jupiter
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d) Uranus e) Neptune 5. The tail of a comet a) may precede or follow the comet depending on whether the comet is leaving or approaching the sun b) always points toward the sun c) has about he amount of mass in typical moon of Saturn d) follows the comet in its orbit e) is composed of particles similar to those in Uranus’ rings
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