Table of Contents

The following Table of Contents for our Enhanced Assessments for Astronomy, provides a count for the number of problems of each type. To request trial access please contact us

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  • TB = Test Bank (Multiple Choice, True & False)
  • AG = Advanced Graphical (Matching, Labeling, Ranking, Sorting, Fill-in-the-Blank)
  • FY = Figuring for Yourself (Optional Numerical)
  • RT = Review & Thought (Essay – not computer graded)
Winter 2020 Focus Group

Expert TA conducted a focus group seeking out feedback about the content in the Introduction to Astronomy library. Based on the feedback from participants, we are focused on the following:

  • Creating content higher on Bloom’s taxonomy scale to facilitate a deeper understanding of the subject
  • Implementing technology to offer a variety of new problem types
  • Continual updates and improvements to the existing library

New questions added to the system since the focus group are highlighted in orange in the chart below

Last Updated: 2021-09-10 Total Problems: 4096
Chapter TB new AG new FY new RT new Total new
Ch 1. Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour 59 4 15 5 9 0 83 9
Ch 2. Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy 82 14 19 11 9 4 40 150 29
Ch 3. Orbits and Gravity 72 3 20 11 18 9 29 142 26
Ch 4. Earth, Moon, and Sky 120 28 32 22 14 7 47 213 57
Ch 5. Radiation and Spectra 114 4 45 33 24 10 40 230 54
Ch 6. Astronomical Instruments 86 5 19 12 20 9 24 149 26
Ch 7. Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar S 69 3 15 6 23 13 30 137 22
Ch 8. Earth as a Planet 85 9 15 7 23 11 23 148 29
Ch 9. Cratered Worlds 74 4 11 4 15 6 30 130 14
Ch 10. Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars 95 4 16 8 18 10 27 156 22
Ch 11. The Giant Planets 75 6 16 6 23 13 25 139 25
Ch 12. Rings, Moons, and Pluto 87 2 13 5 22 10 21 143 17
Ch 13. Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar S 93 8 12 5 29 20 21 155 33
Ch 14. Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar 83 5 13 7 11 6 20 127 18
Ch 15. The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star 76 5 15 8 20 11 21 132 24
Ch 16. The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse 87 9 16 10 25 15 28 156 34
Ch 17. Analyzing Starlight 70 11 18 10 14 4 31 133 25
Ch 18. The Stars: A Celestial Census 88 24 31 23 18 8 35 172 55
Ch 19. Celestial Distances 76 11 17 11 30 17 25 148 39
Ch 20. Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space 87 7 13 6 30 19 28 158 32
Ch 21. The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Pla 90 18 15 9 27 19 21 153 46
Ch 22. Stars from Adolescence to Old Age 92 14 21 12 14 8 32 159 34
Ch 23. The Death of Stars 111 8 22 12 47 27 29 209 47
Ch 24. Black Holes and Curved Spacetime 72 5 18 11 17 12 19 126 28
Ch 25. The Milky Way Galaxy 68 4 15 9 25 18 17 125 31
Ch 26. Galaxies 71 6 20 14 7 26 124 20
Ch 27. Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive 57 2 10 5 7 19 93 6
Ch 28. The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies 97 9 14 7 18 12 18 147 28
Ch 29. The Big Bang 82 4 25 15 19 12 22 148 31
Ch 30. Life in the Universe 44 7 15 9 12 5 28 99 21