Astronomy 161:
An Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Prof. Richard Pogge, MTWThF 2:30 |

- In-Class Quiz 1:
**Friday, October 5** - In-Class Quiz 2:
**Friday, October 19** - In-Class Quiz 3:
**Friday, November 2** - In-Class Quiz 4:
**Friday, November 16** - Final Exam:
**Thursday, December 6, 11:30-1:18**

All in-class quizzes are held at the normal class time, 2:30-3:18 in 1000 McPherson Lab. You will have the entire class time to take the quizzes. The Final Exam is in the same classroom, but it is at an earlier time (11:30am) and will last two class periods.

- Quiz 1 Study Guide [Printer Friendly Version]
- Quiz 2 Study Guide [Printer Friendly Version]
- Quiz 3 Study Guide [Printer Friendly Version]
- Quiz 4 Study Guide [Printer Friendly Version]
- End-of-Quarter Study Guide [Printer Friendly Version]

How do you use these study guides? See How To Study for the Quizzes, which is some general advice that past students of mine have found useful.

Federal Law requires that all individual students records be kept confidential, and as such individual test scores are not available electronically or by phone. Please see the professor or the TA in-person to retrieve your quiz and score sheets and so learn your grade.

For those of you wondering what all of the numbers mean, how the divisions among scores was derived, and how your grade is actually computed, see these additional pages:

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 50)]:
- Mean: 35.3 (70.7%)
- Median: 36 (72%)
- Spread: 5.93 (11.86%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 50)]
- A: 42-50 (84-100%)
- B: 35-41 (70-82%)
- C: 28-34 (56-68%)
- D: 23-27 (46-54%)
- E: 0-22 (0-44%)
- Grade Curve Plot (36k JPEG)
- The red arrow shows the median score and the green arrow shows the mean score. Note that 1 question is worth 2%.

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 50)]:
- Mean: 38.24 (76.48%)
- Median: 39 (78%)
- Spread: 5.68 (11.37%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 50)]
- A: 42-50 (84-100%)
- B: 35-41 (70-82%)
- C: 28-34 (56-68%)
- D: 23-27 (46-54%)
- E: 0-22 (0-44%)
- Grade Curve Plot (36k JPEG)
- The red arrow indicates the median score. Note that 1 question
is worth 2%.
- You folks did a fantastic job on this test - the best ever performance on this material. Congratulations!

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 49)]:
- Mean: 39.6 (80.8%)
- Median: 40 (81.6%)
- Spread: 5.51 (11.24%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 49)]
- A: 42-49 (85.7-100%)
- B: 35-41 (71.4-83.7%)
- C: 28-34 (57.1-69.4%)
- D: 23-27 (46.9-55.1%)
- E: 0-22 (0-45%)
- Grade Curve Plot (49k JPEG)
- The red arrow indicates the median score, the green arrow indicates
the mean score. I dropped a bogus question that got into the final
version of the exam by mistake. This was the question on the "accepted
age of the Universe". The mistake was that we entered the wrong code
for the question, which was selected from our question bank. It was
supposed to be a question about what happens when two tectonic plates
collide head-on. Oops. Your gain.
- Despite this goof, this was another standout performance! Congratulations!

50 Questions, multiple-choice

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 50)]:
- Mean: 37.06 (74.12%)
- Median: 38 (76%)
- Spread: 6.23 (12.46%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 50)]
- A: 42-50 (84-100%)
- B: 35-41 (70-82%)
- C: 28-34 (56-68%)
- D: 23-27 (46-54%)
- E: 0-22 (0-44%)
- Grade Curve Plot (49k)
- The red arrow indicates the median score, green indicates the mean. A very nice performance on a challenging test.

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Updated: 2007 November 28

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