Example Test Questions for Chapter 2

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Willie Reaves Dr. Richard Williamon PHYS 116 1 September 2011 Example Test Questions for Chapter 2 1. The altitude of the celestial pole in your sky is equal to your ______. a. Longitude b. Angular relationship to Polaris c. Latitude (CORRECT ANSWER) d. Velocity as the earth rotates 2. The summer solstice is the moment when the __________ gets its most direct sunlight and the _________ receives its least direct sunlight. a. Prime meridian; equator b. Tropic of Cancer; Tropic of Capricorn c. Southern Hemisphere; Northern Hemisphere d. Northern Hemisphere; Southern Hemisphere (CORRECT ANSWER) 3. In fewer than 50 words, explain why the names of the equinoxes and solstices are culturally relative. Because seasons vary depending on location on the earth – especially the Hemisphere in which one is located – solstices have “opposite” names in different
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Unformatted text preview: hemispheres. For instance, the summer solstice occurs when it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. 4. A period of apparent retrograde motion occurs when a planet a. Visually aligns with the 2 closest planets on either side of it b. Reverses its orbital course and moves westward through the zodiac (CORRECT ANSWER) c. Falls completely out of its typical orbit and causes nearby celestial bodies to wobble in space d. Falls into a lower orbit because of gaseous reactions in its atmosphere 5. When you hold up one finger in front of your face and alternately close your left and right eye, your finger will look to jump against the background. This phenomenon is similar to the celestial happening called a. Stellar parallax (CORRECT ANSWER) b. Apparent retrograde motion c. Nodal shift d. Sidereality...
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