Lesson 1 Quiz

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1. Which of the following is the most important distinction between astronomy and astrology?
A. Astrology uses more complex mathematical models than astronomy.
B. Astronomy requires more years of study to master than astrology.
C. Astronomy focuses on outer facts, and astrology focuses on the influence of celestial phenomena on people's daily lives.
D. Astronomy is the study of the physical composition of heavenly bodies, and astrology is the study of where heavenly bodies are located.

2. Which of the following is true?
A. While superstitions often sound illogical or bizarre, almost all theories in chemistry, biology, and physics are clear, logical, and based on "common sense."
B. Publication of scientific studies in professional journals once was considered important, but today it is regarded as very unimportant.
C. In the 1700's many physicists developed theories which, although they sound bizarre and do not always conform to common sense, were validated by their contemporaries.
D. In the 1900's many physicists developed theories which, although they sound bizarre and do not always conform to common sense, were validated by their contemporaries.

3. Which of the following is true?
A. Astrology studies correlations of celestial events with behavior and characteristics of things on earth, especially those that cannot be explained by current scientific theories.
B. Publication of research results in scientific journals was once considered to be important to scientists but no longer is.
C. The rigorous procedure of the scientific method was once considered important in science but no longer is.
D. Experts agree that astrology could not be a science because it analyzes phenomena that are not amenable to scientific inquiry.

4. How old is astrology? When did the study of astrology begin?
A. Like most modern sciences, it began within the last 300 years.
B. Astrology has been studied for thousands of years in many different cultures.
C. Thousands of years ago, but in ancient times only in China.
D. There is little agreement on this. Opinions of experts vary from a few thousand years ago until a few hundred years ago.

5. Is astrology a science?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Opinions vary. Some scientists believe astrology is superstition or a pseudo-science, while others believe it is possible it could have validity.
D. Not yet, but virtually all scientists and astrologers agree that astrology will one day be scientifically proven.

6. Has scientific research been done in astrology?
A. Yes, a great deal of astrological research can be found in the scientific journals.
B. Yes, some research has been done and can be found in books and journals, but almost none in prestigious scientific journals.
C. No, because astrologers rarely are interested in testing astrology scientifically.
D. No, because it is well-established that it is virtually impossible to study astrology using scientific methods.

7. "As Above, So Below" is a good maxim for the essence of astrology. What do you think it means?
A. God's law (above) should be the model for which man's law (below) is based.
B. Whatever happened in previous lifetimes (above) will control what happens in this life (below)
C. What you think (above) affects your daily life (below). This is why positive thinking is so important.
D. What goes on in the sky (above) correlates with what goes on on earth (below)



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