Objective – After watching a dvd, I can identify characteristics of the Milky Way. Name The Universe – The Milky Way



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Objective After watching a DVD, I can identify characteristics of the Milky Way.


Name ______________________________________________________________
The Universe – The Milky Way
1. The Milky Way is _______________,000 light years in diameter. (Enter a number; first three only!)
2. The Milky Way has been under construction for _____ billions years. (Enter a number)
3. The Egyptians called the Milky Way the…
a. road to Rome. c. river that divides the sky.

b. pathway to the afterlife. d. smoke from the heavenly campfire.


4. We live in the center of the Milky Way.
a. True b. False
5. From our perspective, the Milky Way looks like a coin.
a. True b. False
6. We are _________,000 light years from the center of the galaxy. (Enter a number)
7. It takes us _____ million years to go around the galaxy once. (Enter a number)
8. The dwarf galaxies are close and easily seen.
a. Maffei 1 c. Magellanic Clouds

b. Maffei 2 d. Sirius Dwarf galaxies


9. We can never get far enough away from the Milky Way to see its shape.
a. True b. False
10. The Magellanic Clouds are ____________ galaxies.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular


11. This type of galaxy is very large.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular


12. The Milky Way is this type of galaxy.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular


13. There is a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.
a. True b. False
14. This type of camera sees waves generated by heat and provides a picture.
a. Visible light c. Infrared Ray

b. Gamma Ray d. Ultraviolet Ray


15. There are currently _______ small galaxies colliding with the Milky Way. (Enter a number)
16. There are between _____ and 400 billion stars in the galaxy. (Enter a number)
17. This open cluster is the nearest to Earth.
a. Praesepe c. M11

b. Pleiades d. Hyades


18. ____% of the mass of the galaxy is from gas and dust. (Enter a number)

19. Globular clusters are the galaxy’s recycling center.


a. True b. False
20. The more massive the star, the shorter the life.
a. True b. False
21. _______ power drives the galaxy.
a. Electromagnetic c. Strong

b. Gravity d. Weak


22. In _____ billion years, the Andromeda Galaxy will collide with the Milky Way Galaxy. (Enter a number)
23. After Andromeda and the Milky Way finish the collision, they will form a(n) _____ galaxy.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular




The Universe – The Milky Way – Key
1. The Milky Way is _______________,000 light years in diameter. (Enter a number)
100
1. 100
2. The Milky Way has been under construction for _____ billions years. (Enter a number)
13
2. 13
3. The Egyptians called the Milky Way the…
a. road to Rome. c. river that divides the sky.

b. pathway to the afterlife. d. smoke from the heavenly campfire.


b. pathway to the afterlife.
3. b
4. We live in the center of the Milky Way.
a. True b. False
b. False
4. b (2 choices)
5. From our perspective, the Milky Way looks like a coin.
a. True b. False
a. True
5. a (2 choices)
6. We are __________,000 light years from the center of the galaxy. (Enter a number)
26
6. 26
7. It takes us _____ million years to go around the galaxy once. (Enter a number)
200
7. 200
8. The dwarf galaxies are close and easily seen.
a. Maffei 1 c. Magellanic Clouds

b. Maffei 2 d. Sirius Dwarf galaxies


c. Magellanic Clouds
8. c
9. We can never get far enough away from the Milky Way to see its shape.
a. True b. False
a. True
9. a (2 choices)
10. The Magellanic Clouds are ____________ galaxies.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular


d. irregular
10. d
11. This type of galaxy is very large.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular


c. elliptical
11. c
12. The Milky Way is this type of galaxy.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular


b. barred spiral
12. b
13. There is a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.
a. True b. False
a. True
13. a (2 choices)

14. This type of camera sees waves generated by heat and provides a picture.


a. Visible light c. Infrared Ray

b. Gamma Ray d. Ultraviolet Ray


c. Infrared Ray
14. c
15. There are currently _______ small galaxies colliding with the Milky Way. (Enter a number)
2
15. 2
16. There are between _______ and 400 billion stars in the galaxy. (Enter a number)
200
16. 200
17. This open cluster is the nearest to Earth.
a. Praesepe c. M11

b. Pleiades d. Hyades


b. Pleiades
17. b
18. ____% of the mass of the galaxy is from gas and dust. (Enter a number)
15
18. 15
19. Globular clusters are the galaxy’s recycling center.
a. True b. False
b. False
19. b (2 choices)
20. The more massive the star, the shorter the life.
a. True b. False
a. True
20. a (2 choices)
21. _______ power drives the galaxy.
a. Electromagnetic c. Strong

b. Gravity d. Weak


b. Gravity
21. b
22. In _____ billion years, the Andromeda Galaxy will collide with the Milky Way Galaxy. (Enter a number)
4
22. 4
23. After Andromeda and the Milky Way finish the collision, they will form a(n) _____ galaxy.
a. spiral c. elliptical

b. barred spiral d. irregular


c. Elliptical
23. c

The Universe – The Milky Way

Scoring Guide


22-23 – 4

21 – 3.5

20 – 3

17-19 – 2.5

15-16 – 2

13-14 – 1.5

11-12 – 1

1-10 – .5

0 – 0



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