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Re: Solar System B

Posted: July 13th, 2011, 10:18 am
by Cheesy Pie
If books and sites from a few months ago don't count, I didn't cheat.
Some of my questions
1. What is significant about the Pistol Star?
2. At what distance does absolute magnitude equal apparent magnitude?
3. What is the nearest galaxy to Earth? (Depending on how you think of it there can be 2 different answers)
4. What's the closest quasar?
5. What is the nearest O type star (not including white dwarves)?

Re: Solar System B

Posted: August 24th, 2011, 10:07 am
by AlphaTauri
Since the board hasn't rolled over for the new season yet (*cough* mods *cough*), I'll post here in this thread:

I've finally finished my Reach for the Stars practice test that I've been working (read: slacking) on for months, and it's now up on the 2012 Test Exchange for all to see and use. I'll have an answer key up eventually, once I triple-check everything and verify answers with my guinea p- er, willing helper.

Feel free to PM me with any specific questions, comments, concerns, corrections, complaints, etc.

Re: Solar System B

Posted: August 25th, 2011, 11:20 pm
by ReBobville

What did you all think of this year's nats test?

We thought it was easy. Yet somehow we got 30th????
What were some highlights of the test? Was it themed again this year?
Unlike last year's test, pretty much no geology.

The test was split up into 3 parts: 1) Resonance lab, 2) Reading comprehension, and 3) short answer.

there was no major theme but part 1 had 4 "plates", aka images to read.

the short answer part was basic questions like "The search for planet X was initiated because of which planet's gravitational attraction", etc. (I think i actually combined 2 questions there :P)

me and my partner split up to do parts 1 and 2 I did 2 and called it English olympiad. definitely easier then last years test
(got 2nd yay!)

Re: Solar System B

Posted: August 26th, 2011, 8:48 am
by fishman100
Congrats, we got 30th :P

There was this one question that I didn't really know the answer to; do you remember what you put? The questions was something like "what is something smaller than an asteroid called?"...along the lines of that.