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Astronomy 07/Int. 11 Life in the Universe Exam #1 Test Bank Chapters 1-6: Life develops on Earth 1. Extraterrestrial life elsewhere in the universe A) will be unrecognizable B) could be similar to life on Earth or might be completely different C) will be identical to life on Earth D) will be completely different than life on Earth 2. Astronomy has shown us that the Earth A) occupies a special location in the universe so that life elsewhere is unlikely B) is the only planet in the universe with any kind of life C) is the only planet in the universe with advanced life D) is just one planet orbiting an ordinary star in a vast universe 3. Astronomy has shown us that the fundamental laws of physics are A) the same everywhere in the universe B) the same in our solar system but different beyond the solar system C) completely random and unpredictable D) different on other planets in our solar system 4. A habitable world is defined to be one that A) is identical to the Earth B) is in orbit about a solar-type star C) has an atmosphere D) has conditions suitable for life 5. The fact that the life on Earth seems to have appeared quite rapidly suggests that life A) can arise on most habitable worlds B) can only appear soon after a planet forms C) on any kind of planet is inevitable D) is only possible on Earth-like planets 6. Biologists have found that life on Earth can A) survive over a wide range of environmental conditions B) only survive on the surface of the Earth C) survive over only a very narrow range of environmental conditions D) survive only in the presence of sunlight Page 1
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7. Which planet lies between the planets Saturn and Neptune? A) Uranus B) Pluto C) Mars D) Jupiter 8. The study of life in the universe is best described by the term A) astrochemistry B) bioastronomy C) astrobiology D) exobiology 9. At its most fundamental level, the goal of astrobiology is to A) discover the connection between life and the places it is found B) find how life on Earth originated C) find life beyond the Earth D) understand the biological makeup of other life forms 10. For most of human history it was believed that Earth was at the center of the universe. This idea is referred to as A) geocentric B) eccentric C) heliocentric D) egocentric 11. The astronomical object in our sky which plays the most fundamental role in our lives is the A) Sun B) Moon C) nearest star D) most massive planet in our solar system, Jupiter 12. In science, conceptual representations of observed phenomena are referred to as A) facts B) hypotheses C) models D) beliefs 13. Apparent retrograde motion occurs when a planet appears to Page 2
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A) be stationary with respect to background stars B) move faster with respect to background stars C) move backwards with respect to background stars D) move forwards in pulses with respect to background stars 14. The Ptolemaic model has planets moving in A) elliptical orbits about the Sun B) a simple circle about the Earth C) a simple circle about the Sun D) small circles, the centers of which move in a larger circle about the Earth
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