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Exam Sample 2 - The Second Ast10S Exam will cover the...

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The Second Ast10S Exam will cover the material on the syllabus in Chapters 5, 6 , also 7.1 -7.4, 7.7, 8.1-8.5, 10, 11, while Chapter 9 is background material on the Earth. These include the material listed in Weeks 5, and 6 on the class syllabus. The topics cover Light, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars plus an Overview of the Solar System and its Formation. There will be a study session on Wednesday evening, February 25, at 6:10 p.m. in Roessler 55. Please go over your homework (including #3) , in-class tutorial on light, and the class objectives. Ast10S - Sample Questions Exam #2 1. Which of the following best describes the formation of the maria regions on the Moon? a) impact b) lava flows c) lava flows followed by major impact d) faulting and subsidence e) major impact followed by lava flows 2. If two photons (or waves) of light in a vacuum have different energies, what can we say about these photons? a) the wavelength depends on color, not energy b) all photons have the same energy, regardless of wavelength c) the higher energy photon has the shorter wavelength d) the higher energy photon has the longer wavelength 3. Rock samples brought back by the Apollo missions show that the material on the lunar surface a) is very hydrated, i.e. contains chemically bound water b) is rich in organic compounds c) has been highly crushed by meteor impacts d) is very metallic and radioactive e) has formed more recently than the Hawaiian Islands 4. Venus and Mercury exhibit which of the following features in common? a) large volcanoes d) planetary magnetic fields b) impact craters e) 1970’s vintage spacecraft on their surfaces c) thin carbon dioxide atmospheres 5. If Mars and Venus could be seen from an equally distant point in space….which would appear brightest? a) Mars b) Venus c) both would appear equally bright 6. More than any other, which physical quantity probably controlled the early evolution of our planetary system and dictated the types & characteristics of the planets that eventually formed? a) overall rotation of the pre-solar nebula
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