Coming of Age in the Milky Way Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8: Deep Space.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The last great Western scientist before the Dark Ages was whom, according to the author?
(a) Prince Henry the Navigator.
(b) Marco Polo.
(c) Archimedes.
(d) Ancius Boethius.

2. Galileo published his findings in what book?
(a) "The Almagest."
(b) "Sidereus Nuncius."
(c) "De Revolutionibus."
(d) "On the Origin of Species."

3. Nicolaus Copernicus was born thirty years after what was invented?
(a) The radio.
(b) The automobile.
(c) The printing press.
(d) The wheel.

4. When was Claudius Ptolemy born?
(a) 224 A.D.
(b) 476 A.D.
(c) 90 A.D.
(d) 120 B.C.

5. What book did Copernicus have published near the time of his death?
(a) "On the Origin of Species."
(b) "Sidereus Nuncius."
(c) "The Almagest."
(d) "De Revolutionibus."

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Nicolaus Copernicus from?

2. Copernicus was impressed by the logic of whose belief that there was an underlying structure to the entire universe?

3. Where was William Herschel from?

4. What is a division of the astronomical science that is concerned with getting data, in contrast with theoretical astrophysics, which is mainly concerned with finding out the measurable implications of physical models?

5. What are fuzzy patches of glowing material that can be observed throughout the universe?

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