Astronomy quiz question: B5 supergiant vs. K5 main sequence star

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

A B5 supergiant and a K5 main sequence star 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): (F)

An H-R diagram is provided with this quiz.

These stars are plotted on an H-R diagram below. The B5 supergiant has a brighter luminosity, larger size, and a hotter temperature than the K5 main sequence star.

Section 70160
Exam code: quiz05NpRm
(A) : 5 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 1 student
(F) : 14 students

Success level: 66% (including partial credit for multiple-choice)
Discrimination index (Aubrecht & Aubrecht, 1983): 0.57

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