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Name: _____________________________________________ Grade & Section: ________________________

I. Multiple Choice. Choose the letter of the correct answer.

1. Which of the following is the hottest star?
a. Capella b. Sun c. Rigel d. Betelgeuse
2. How do we classify our sun as to color?
a. white star b. red star c. yellow star d. bluish-white
3. Which is a red star?
a. Rigel b. Sirius c. Betelgeuse d. Procyon
4. The color of the star depends on its __________.
a. altitude b. size c. temperature d. both a and b
5. Which is the correct order of the stars surface temperature from the hottest to the coolest?
a. red-yellow-white-bluish white b. bluish white-red-white-yellow
c. bluish white-white-yellow-red d. white-bluish white-yellow-red
6. The nearest star on earth is the _________.
a. Procyon b. Betelgeuse c. Sun d. Moon
7. Light year is a measure of the __________ star.
a. age b. brightness c. distance d. size
8. Next to the Sun, the nearest star to earth is __________.
a. Sirius b. Proxima Centauri c. Polaris d. Rigel
9. Rigels distance is about 900 light years. What does it mean?
a. it can be seen once in every 900 years b. the star is very bright
c. it light reaches us after 900 years d. it is a very hot star
10. The layers of air comprising earths atmosphere have different _____ causing light beams that pass through
to bend.
a. characteristics b. colors c. sizes d. shape
11. The bending of light coming from stars makes them appear to _____.
a. change in size b. change in shape c. change in appearance d. twinkle
12. The _____ is composed of several layers of moving air.
a. sun b. atmosphere c. star d. moon
13. Light, when it passes through our atmosphere is _____.
a. reflected b. refracted c. absorbed d. moved
14. Which of the following makes the twinkling effect of stars?
a. dust b. wind c. air temperature d. all of the above
15. Why are stars important to man?
a. they tell time b. they tell direction
c. they predict what will happen to our future d. a and b only
16. Why is Polaris useful in sea travel?
a. it always points to the true north b. it makes Orion visible in the night sky
c. it can be seen during the winter d. it can forecast bad weather
17. Zodiac constellations are the same as?
a. comets b. star clusters c. birth signs d. the sun
18. Which among the stars is the largest?
a. Sun- 1 390 000 km. b. Capella- 16 000 000 km.
c. Betelguese-402 000 000 km d. Anatares- 539 000 000 km.
19. Which of the following stars is the Red Giant?
a. Antares b. Betelguese c. Sun d. Capella
20. Which star has the hottest temperature?
a. Arcturus, Orange- 4 200 degrees Celsius
b. Antares, Red- 3 000 degrees Celsius
c. Procyon, Yellowish White- 7 500 degrees Celsius
d. Vega, White- 11 000 degrees Celsius
21. The star nearest to earth next to sun is the Proxima Centauri it is about 4.2 light years away from us. What
does this mean?
a. The light of Proxima Centauri will reach the earth within 4hrs.
b. The light of Proxima Centauri will reach the earth in 4 days.
c. The light of Proxima Centauri will reach the earth within 4 minutes.
d. The light of the Proxima Centauri will reach the earth more than 4 years.
22. The distances of stars are so great. Which of the following is more convenient to use?
a. Kilometer b. Miles c. Centimeter d. Light Year
23. What does a light year mean?
a. Is the distance that light travels in one year, at about 300 000 km per second.
b. Is the distance that light travels in one day, at about 300 000 km per second.
c. Is the distance that light travels in one hour, at about 300 000 km per second.
d. Is the distance that light travels in one decade, at about 300 000 km per second.
24. The sun is the nearest star to the earth. How long does the light of the sun reach the earth?
a. 8 years b. 8 days c. 8 minutes d. 365 days
25. Do stars really twinkle? If they do, what could be the explanation?
a. Because of the presence of other stars in the sky.
b. Because of the rotation of the earth of its axis.
c. Because the light coming from the stars passes to the different layers of air.
d. Because of the presence of constellations.
II. Draw. The constellation of Pisces and Scorpio at back of your test paper.