Chapter 2 (The Sky) Quiz

Chapter 2 (The Sky) Quiz - Astronomy 101: Chapter 2: The...

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Chapter 2: The Sky 1. On a clear, very dark night far from city lights, how many stars are visible to the naked human eye? a. Eighty-eight. b. A few hundred. c. A few thousand. d. A few million. e. A few billion. 2. The remaining 48 ancient constellations that we still recognize today are located: a. along the ecliptic. b. along the celestial equator. c. near the south celestial pole. d. at mid and northern celestial latitudes. e. uniformly around the celestial sphere. 3. Which statement below most accurately describes modern constellations? a. They are 88 well-defined regions on the celestial sphere. b. They are 88 connect-the-dot mythological sky figures. c. They are 13 connect-the-dot mythological sky figures along the ecliptic. d. They are 13 well-defined sky regions along the ecliptic. e. They are 88 groups of stars with members of each group physically close together in space. 4. Which of the following is an asterism? a. Andromeda b. Orion c. Pegasus d. Sagittarius e. the Big Dipper 5. The Greek-letter designation indicates a star's: a. relative brightness. b. absolute brightness. c. constellation. d.
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Chapter 2 (The Sky) Quiz - Astronomy 101: Chapter 2: The...

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