Astronomy
Newton
Guttenburg
100

According to Copernicus, the rising and setting of the sun are due to:

Earth's rotation

100

In 1666, Newton discovered that white light is composed of:

A spectrum of all the colors of light

100

What invention is most associated with Johannes Gutenberg?

Printing press

200

Which of the following best illustrates Kepler's contribution to our understanding of planetary orbits?

(look at picture)

B

200

 What did Newton call his method of doing calculus?

Fluxions

200

Around how long did it take for a priest to transcribe a Bible by hand?

1 year

300

The Prime Mover is to the geocentric model as _________ is to the heliocentric model.

Gravity

300

According to Newton, how does the force of gravity vary in regard to planets?

Inversely with the square of their distance from the sun

300

What important idea did Johannes Gutenberg implement that enabled the printing press to quickly create new pages?

Movable metal type

400

Place these events in chronological order: A) Galileo discovers Jupiter's moons; B) Copernicus proposes heliocentric model; C) Newton develops the law of gravitation; D) Ptolemy revises Aristotle's model

D, B, A, C

400

The orbit of a planet, according to both Kepler and Newton's inverse square law, traced the shape known as an

Ellipse

400

What book is the Gutenberg printing press most known for printing?

The Bible

500

What is the most likely explanation for why Copernicus published his ideas when he did?

He was reluctant to contradict the Church

500

What did Newton's third law of motion state?

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction

500

True or False: The Gutenberg printing press was able to print Bibles so quickly and cheaply they were practically free.

false

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