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Concept 4 Quiz

Summarize the early evolution of Earth in order to understand Earth's place in the universe.

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The __________ suggests that the bodies of the solar system evolved from an enormous rotating cloud composed mostly of hydrogen and __________.


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Question 2.
Shortly after Earth formed, __________, coupled with heat released by colliding particles, produced at least some melting of the interior.


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Question 3.
Earth and the other planets formed during essentially the same time span and from the same primordial material as the Sun.


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Question 4.
The solar system began forming approximately 13–15 billion years ago.


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Question 5.
As the inner planets formed, the solar winds whisked away the lighter elements.


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Question 6.
Early in the formation of Earth, melting allowed the denser elements, principally iron and nickel, to sink to the center of the planet.


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Question 7.
Earth is located in the __________ galaxy.


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Question 8.
A very large interstellar cloud of dust and gases is called a


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Question 9.
The age of Earth is best approximated at


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Question 10.
Which of the following sets of planets correctly identifies the four inner rocky planets, in order starting from the closest to the Sun?


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