Formation of the Universe Review Sheet Name Date Period



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Formation of the Universe

Review Sheet

Name ___________________________ Date ____________________ Period __________
I. Match the following terms with their definitions.



a. universe

b. red shift

c. big bang theory

d. blue shift

e. Doppler effect

f. cosmic background radiation

g. dark matter

h. general relativity

i. dark energy

j. cosmology


1. _____ an observed change in the frequency of a wave when the source or observer is moving

2. _____ theory that all matter and energy in the universe exploded 10 to 15 billion years ago and began

expanding in all directions.

3. _____ apparent shift toward shorter wavelengths of light when a luminous object moves toward the

viewer


4. _____ theory that matter distorts space

5. _____ sum of all space, matter and energy

6. _____ matter not visible through current methods, but observable through gravitational interactions

between galaxies

7. _____ apparent shift toward longer wavelengths of light when a luminous object moves away from

the viewer

8. _____ steady but faint microwaves from all over the sky

9. _____ unexplained high speed of galaxies going into outer space

10. ____ the study of the nature, structure, origin and fate of the universe



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