Astronomy quiz question: B5 main sequence star vs. M5 giant

Astronomy 210 Quiz 5, fall semester 2019
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

A B5 main sequence star and an M5 giant could have the same:
(A) luminosity.
(B) size.
(C) temperature.
(D) (Two of the above choices.)
(E) (All of the above choices.)
(F) (None of the above choices.)

Correct answer (highlight to unhide): (A)

An H-R diagram is provided with this quiz.

These stars are plotted on an H-R diagram below. The B5 main sequence star has a smaller size and a hotter temperature than the M5 giant, but they could have the same luminosity.

Section 70158
Exam code: quiz05Sh0w
(A) : 22 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 1 student
(F) : 3 students

Success level: 77% (including partial credit for multiple-choice)
Discrimination index (Aubrecht & Aubrecht, 1983): 0.63

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