Physics Module 1 Quiz

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Eloise26
  • Created on: 16-04-14 13:01

1. What is red shift?

  • Wavelengths change and appear to turn any light source a red type color.
  • Red shift is when distant planets move towards us, the wavelengths change and give off a red glow.
  • When a galaxy is moving away from us and the wavelength of the light from it changes, this causes the light to become redder.
  • When planets are moving away from us a high speeds, scientists use the term 'red shift' to explain at what rate it's moving away.
1 of 20

Other questions in this quiz

2. What causes tectonic plates to drift?

  • Ocean waves.
  • Magma.
  • Convection currents.
  • Lava.

3. What is a light year?

  • How much light is produced in a year.
  • The distance that light travels in a vacuum (like space) in one year.
  • The distance of light in space.
  • The distance that light travels in one minute times 360.

4. Roughly how many times larger is the diameter of the Milky Way than the diameter of the sun?

  • 1000 billion times bigger.
  • 600 billion times bigger.
  • 100 billion times bigger.
  • 500 billion times bigger.

5. What type of seismic wave cannot pass through liquids?

  • Neither.
  • S-Waves.
  • Both.
  • P-Waves.


No comments have yet been made

Similar Physics resources:

See all Physics resources »See all Astronomy resources »