Earth and Space Science

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Question 1

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What are the two main elements that make up the sun?
Answer
  • Oxygen and Nitrogen
  • Hydrogen and Helium
  • Boron and Carbon
  • Iron and Neon

Question 2

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What is the proper order of the planets?
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  • Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Pluto, Venus, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus
  • Venus, Uranus, Neptune, Jupiter, Earth, Mercury, Pluto, Mars. Saturn
  • Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Question 3

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Mars is the hottest planet in the solar system.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Galileo is most known for what discoveries?
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  • Jupiter's 4 moons
  • Earth
  • Saturn's rings
  • Heliocentric Universe Theory
  • Height of mountains on moon

Question 5

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What does perihelion mean?
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  • furthest point - earth around sun
  • closest point - earth around sun
  • furthest point - object around earth
  • closest point -object around earth

Question 6

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What constellation is our current north star located in and what is the north star called?
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  • Orion's belt
  • Ursa Major
  • Ursa Minor
  • None of the above
  • Polaris
  • Vega

Question 7

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Mercury has no moons.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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What are the 2 moons of Mars called?
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  • Phobos
  • Ceres
  • Deimos
  • Andromoda

Question 9

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A Spring tide is:
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  • A high tide caused by the moon and the sun being at a right angle.
  • A high tide caused by the moon and the sun being aligned.
  • A low tide caused by the moon and the sun being at a right angle.
  • A low tide caused by the moon and the sun being aligned.

Question 10

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A Lunar Eclipse happens when the moon is in-between the Earth and the Sun.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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During a Lunar Eclipse, the darkest shadow is called the:
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  • Penumbra
  • Umbra
  • Perihelion
  • Apogee

Question 12

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Which of these have to do with the sun?
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  • Corona
  • Photosphere
  • Prominence
  • Sea of Tranquility
  • Chromosphere

Question 13

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The wobble of the Earth on it's axis is known as _____________.
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  • Rotation
  • Revolution
  • Synodic Period
  • Tides
  • Precession

Question 14

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The nearest galaxy to our own is:
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  • Phobos
  • Andromeda
  • Diemos
  • The Milky Way

Question 15

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Which of the following planets are bigger than Jupiter?
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  • Saturn
  • Pluto
  • Mars
  • Neptune
  • No planet in our solar system is bigger than Jupiter.

Question 16

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Which of the following is NOT a type of galaxy?
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  • Spiral
  • Irregular
  • Reflection
  • Elliptical
  • All of the above are types of galaxies

Question 17

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Which of the following were Canadian contributions to space exploration?
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  • Anik 1
  • The robotic arm on the International Space station
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Roberta Bondar

Question 18

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Which of the following is NOT a constellation you can see from the southern hemisphere?
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  • Orion
  • Cassiopeia
  • Southern Cross
  • Ursa Major

Question 19

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The point in the northern celestial sphere directly overhead is known as the Zenith.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 20

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What is Interstellar Medium?
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  • The mass of gas and dust between the stars.
  • The mass of the sun.
  • A measurement.

Question 21

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Which of the following are Oxides?
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  • Magnetite
  • Kaolin
  • Pyrite
  • Talc
  • Limonite
  • Corundum
  • Halite
  • Hematite

Question 22

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The rocks on Manitoulin Island are mostly what type of rocks?
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  • Igneous
  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic

Question 23

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Not counting Pluto, Mercury is the smallest, least massive planet.
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  • True
  • False

Question 24

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What is this, and what type of rocks contain it? (non-silicates or silicates)
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  • A pyramid
  • A molecule
  • Silicates
  • Silicon-Oxygen Tetrahedron
  • Non-silicates

Question 25

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What are the non-silicate categories?
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  • Pure elements
  • Carbonates
  • Oxides
  • Halides
  • Hydroxides
  • All of these
  • None of these
  • Sulfates
  • Sulfides

Question 26

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An Epoch is the biggest measurement of geological time.
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  • True
  • False

Question 27

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Rock formed from cooling magma:
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  • Metamorphic
  • Igneous
  • Sedimentary

Question 28

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The 'P' (primary) wave is the fastest moving wave caused by an earthquake.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 29

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A red star is the hottest star.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 30

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What is a Supernova?
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  • An explosion at the end of a star's life
  • A baby star
  • A dead star
  • None of these