Example Test Questions for Chapter 6

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Willie Reaves Dr. Richard Williamon PHYS 116 27 September 2011 Example Test Questions for Chapter 6 1. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted to classify Pluto and Eris as which of the following types of celestial body? a. Planet b. Dwarf planet ( CORRECT ANSWER) c. Supernova d. Grand comet 2. The donut-shaped region that lies beyond the orbit of Neptune is referred to as a. The Oort cloud b. The asteroid belt c. The Kuiper belt ( CORRECT ANSWER) d. The solar nebula ring 3. In 100 words or fewer, briefly discuss the differences between terrestrial and Jovian planets. Terrestrial planets tend to have smaller size and mass than Jovian planets. Terrestrial planets have higher densities and solid surfaces, as compared with the lower densities and
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Unformatted text preview: non-solid surfaces of Jovian planets. In terms of chemical composition, terrestrial planets are made mostly of rock and metal, while Jovian planets are composed of hydrogen and its compounds, as well as helium. Also, terrestrial planets have few (if any) moons and no rings, while Jovian planets have a load of rings and moons. Finally, planets that are closer to the Sun are terrestrial, with those farther away from the Sun being jovial. 4. The process by which small “seeds” grow into planets is called _________. Correct answer: Accretion 5. The minimum distance at which it is cold enough for ice to condense on a planet is called the _________. Correct answer: frost line...
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