Sun Quiz: Physical Properties & The 8 Layers

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  • 1. 
    How does the Sun rotate?
    • A. 

      Differentially

    • B. 

      Clockwise

    • C. 

      Counter-clockwise

    • D. 

      Faster at the poles, slower at the equator


  • 2. 
      The light we see from the Sun comes from which layer?
    • A. 

      Ionosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Photosphere

    • D. 

      Corona


  • 3. 
    The temperature of the layer of gas that produces the visible light of the Sun is:
    • A. 

      15 million K

    • B. 

      5,800 K

    • C. 

      90,000 K

    • D. 

      12, 540 K


  • 4. 
    A loop of gas following the magnetic field lines between sunspots' poles is:
    • A. 

      A coronal hole

    • B. 

      A solar flare

    • C. 

      A ray

    • D. 

      A prominence


  • 5. 
    How many planet Earths could fit inside the Sun?
    • A. 

      1,000

    • B. 

      Close to a billion

    • C. 

      A little over a million

    • D. 

      2,000


  • 6. 
    The density of the Sun is most similar to which object?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      The Earth

    • C. 

      Haleys Comet

    • D. 

      Mercury


  • 7. 
    Energy generated by nuclear fusion occurs where?
    • A. 

      Radiation zone

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Chromosphere

    • D. 

      Corona


  • 8. 
    Which layer is energy transported by electromagnetic radiation?
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Radiation zone

    • C. 

      Photosphere

    • D. 

      Corona


  • 9. 
    What happens in the photosphere?
    • A. 

      Electromagnetic radiation can escape

    • B. 

      Nuclear fusion

    • C. 

      Nuclear fission

    • D. 

      Energy carried by convection


  • 10. 
    Cool lower atmosphere:
    • A. 

      Solarsphere

    • B. 

      Borosphere

    • C. 

      Crasmphere

    • D. 

      Chromosphere


  • 11. 
    What layer(s) can solar material escape into space and flow outward through the solar system?
    • A. 

      Radiation zone

    • B. 

      Solar wind

    • C. 

      Radiation zone & the core

    • D. 

      The core & the chromosphere


  • 12. 
    In the radiation zone of the Sun the temperature is a little cooler than the core and as a result some atoms are able to remain intact. In this manner the energy that is generated in the core is passed from atom to atom through the:
    • A. 

      Transition zone

    • B. 

      Chromosphere

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Radiation zone


  • 13. 
    The exterior of the Sun is comprised of the _______ and the______, both of which can be studied using an array of telescopes and radiation detectors.
    • A. 

      Solar contant and the surface

    • B. 

      Solar oscillation and solar constant

    • C. 

      Stars and the milkyway

    • D. 

      Surface and the atmosphere


  • 14. 
    Why is there no hard surface on the sun?
    • A. 

      Because the sun is surrounded by carbon and neon

    • B. 

      The sun does have a hard surface

    • C. 

      Because the Sun is completely made of gas

    • D. 

      Because the sun is made of helium and neon


  • 15. 
    The continuous rising and falling of hot and cool bubbles produces a pattern on the surface of the Sun that is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Flares

    • B. 

      Transuslation

    • C. 

      Solar oscillation

    • D. 

      Granulation


  • 16. 
    Energy is transported through the photosphere by:
    • A. 

      Xrays and radiation

    • B. 

      Xrays

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      UV rays


  • 17. 
    It takes light from the Sun how long to reach Earth:
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      1 minute

    • C. 

      10 seconds

    • D. 

      Just over 8 minutes


  • 18. 
    Most of the light that we receive from the Sun on earth is energy that was released by atoms in the:
    • A. 

      Photosphere

    • B. 

      Platasphere

    • C. 

      Chromosephere

    • D. 

      Corona


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