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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre calgary.rasc.ca Astronomy Quiz 1. The Big Dipper is part of which constellation? a) Ursa Major b) Ursa Minor c) The Great Bear d) Both answers a) and c) above. 2. What are the names of the two stars in the Big Dipper used to locate Polaris? a) The North Seekers b) The Pointer Stars c) The Pointer Sisters 3. What are circumpolar stars? a) Stars that can only be seen from the North Pole b) Stars that cannot be seen from the North Pole c) Stars that never set 4. What prominent pattern of stars is seen overhead after dark in the late Summer and throughout the Fall? a) Orion’s Belt b) The Fall Hexagon c) The Winter Hexagon d) The Summer Triangle 5. What causes the Moon’s phases? a) The Sun lights up only one half of the Moon and as the Moon orbits the Earth we can sometimes see the unlit side of the Moon. b) The Sun lights up only one half of the Moon and as the Sun orbits the Earth we can sometimes see the unlit side of the Moon. c)
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