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Practice Final Fall - AST101 Our Corner of the Universe Final Exam Test Form A Answer all of the following questions on the bubble sheet provided

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AST101: Our Corner of the Universe Final Exam: December 14, 2010 Test Form A Answer all of the following questions on the bubble sheet provided using a #2 pencil. Make sure that your Name, Student ID Number and test form letter are on the answer sheet and that all answers are recorded in the correct position. ALWAYS SELECT THE BEST ANSWER. Each question is worth 1 point. This is a closed-book, closed-note exam and you have the duration of class to complete it. If you have questions, please raise your hand. You are not to talk to or attempt to obtain answers from other students for any reason. Be sure to bubble in your ID number and test form letter. DO NOT START THE EXAM UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO! There are 50 questions on this exam. 1
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Final Exam Form A AST101.M001 Fall 2010 2 Choose the best answer from those provided. All questions are worth 1 point. 1. As seen from Syracuse, NY when will an upright flagpole cast no shadow because the Sun is directly above the flagpole? (a) Never from Syracuse, NY. (b) Only on the first day of summer. (c) Only on the first day of winter. (d) On both the first days of spring and fall. (e) Every day at noon. 2. On March 21, the Sun rises directly to the East as shown in the diagram below. Where would the Sun appear to rise one month later? (a) Farther south (b) In the same place (c) Farther north North South East 3. You are standing on Earth’s equator. Which way is Polaris, the North star? (a) on the northern horizon (b) 30 degrees up, due North (c) directly overhead (d) The answer depends on whether it’s winter or summer. (e) The answer depends on what time of day (or night) it is. Exam continues on next page
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Final Exam Form A AST101.M001 Fall 2010 3 If you could see stars during the day, the drawing below shows what the sky would look like at noon on a given day. The Sun is near the stars of the constellation Aquarius. Use this drawing to answer the next question. East West South Aries Pisces Capricornus Sagittarius Aquarius 4. Near what constellation would you expect the Sun to be located at sunrise on this day? (a) Aries (b) Pisces (c) Aquarius (d) Capricornus (e) Sagittarius 5. As viewed from our location, the stars of the Big Dipper can be connected with imaginary lines to form the shape of a pot with a curved handle. To where would you have to travel to first observe a considerable change in the shape formed by these stars? (a) Across the country (b) A distant star (c) Europe (d) Moon (e) Pluto 6. What time does a first quarter moon set? (a) 12pm (b) 6pm (c) 12am (d) 6am Exam continues on next page
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Final Exam Form A AST101.M001 Fall 2010 4 In the Earth-Sun system drawing below, we have indicated the direction of both the daily rotation of Earth about its own axis and its annual orbit about the Sun. Imagine you are the observer shown on Earth in the northern hemisphere. Remember that your birth sign is the zodical constellation highest in the sky at noon. Use this drawing to answer the next two questions.
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Practice Final Fall - AST101 Our Corner of the Universe Final Exam Test Form A Answer all of the following questions on the bubble sheet provided

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