9. As you suffer through the night, you look to the heavens for help. You know that the North Star is the most reliable directional signpost in nature, but how do you find it? **
**A. It is the last star on the ladle of Ursa Major, the Big Dipper.
B. It is the first star on the handle of Ursa Major, the Big Dipper.
C. It is located beyond the Big Dipper, in the direction where the last two stars of the ladle point.
D. It is the first star on the handle of Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper.
E. Except for planets, it is the brightest star in the northern hemisphere.