Asteroids History Trivia Quiz!

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Asteroids History Trivia Quiz!

During the 18th century, astronomers were fascinated by the mathematical expression which was referred to as Bode's law. It was believed to be capable of predicting the locations of the known planets with the exception of one. This exception prompted many searches as astronomers set out to find this missing planet. This short quiz is to test your knowledge of the history of asteroids.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the first asteroid to be discovered? 
    • A. 

      Ceres

    • B. 

      Juno

    • C. 

      Pallas

    • D. 

      Vesta

  • 2. 
    Who discovered the first asteroid?
    • A. 

      The Celestial Police 

    • B. 

      Johann Schröter

    • C. 

      Sir William Herschel 

    • D. 

      Giuseppe Piazzi 

  • 3. 
    When was the first planetoid discovered? 
    • A. 

      1801

    • B. 

      1853

    • C. 

      1789

    • D. 

      1805

  • 4. 
    Vesta, Juno, and Pallas were discovered between which years? 
    • A. 

      1801-1808

    • B. 

      1708-1718

    • C. 

      1853-1867

    • D. 

      1805-1821

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the second asteroid?
    • A. 

      Eros

    • B. 

      Juno

    • C. 

      Pallas

    • D. 

      Vesta 

  • 6. 
    Astraea was discovered when? 
    • A. 

      1808

    • B. 

      1853

    • C. 

      1801

    • D. 

      1845

  • 7. 
    Astraea takes what position amongst asteroids discovered?
    • A. 

      4th

    • B. 

      5th

    • C. 

      7th

    • D. 

      3rd

  • 8. 
    The dog-bone shaped asteroid was discovered when? 
    • A. 

      1759

    • B. 

      1885

    • C. 

      1880

    • D. 

      1777

  • 9. 
    243 Ida was discovered when? 
    • A. 

      August 28, 1993 

    • B. 

      July 28, 1993

    • C. 

      April 28, 1993 

    • D. 

      September 28, 1993 

  • 10. 
    The first Apollo asteroid was discovered by who? 
    • A. 

      Giuseppe Piazzi

    • B. 

      Max Wolf

    • C. 

      William F. Denning

    • D. 

      Sir William Herschel