Chapter Quiz: Properties of Stars

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  1.    Which of the following statements is true?
  2.    The most common type of star in any volume of space is
  3.    Where would you look on an H-R diagram to find a very small star with very high density?
  4.    Spinning compact objects that seem to blink like lighthouses:
  5.    Cutter is a star with an apparent magnitude of +2.3 and an absolute magnitude of -1.1. Casper is a star with an apparent magnitude of -3.7 and an absolute magnitude of -2.3. Which of these stars would look brighter in the night sky?
  6.    The lower end of the main sequence is set by the point where
  7.    By a star's position on an HR diagram, we can determine its
  8.    Fundamentally, we can identify chemical elements in distant stars because different elements
  9.    If a star has a parallax of 0.25 seconds of arc, what is its distance in parsecs?
  10.    A star like the Sun spends most of its lifetime
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