How Well Do You Know Astronomy?

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How Well Do You Know Astronomy?

Astronomy is a branch of science that deals with nature, celestial bodies and phenomena. Do you think you know astronomy very well? Take this test to have a candid answer to that question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The word "astronomy" comes from the Greek word...
    • A. 

      Astron

    • B. 

      Astronomer

    • C. 

      Astoma

    • D. 

      Aston

  • 2. 
    Astronomy is a study of everything of the atmosphere of...
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 3. 
    A person that studies astronomy is called an...
    • A. 

      Astronomer

    • B. 

      Astronaut

    • C. 

      Astronomic

    • D. 

      Astronomist

  • 4. 
    When did Karl Jansky discover radio emission from outside the Earth?
    • A. 

      1931

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1964

    • D. 

      1923

  • 5. 
    Which of these is best described as astronomy?
    • A. 

      Natural science

    • B. 

      Earth science

    • C. 

      Geography

    • D. 

      Geology

  • 6. 
    Astronomers deal with what type of objects? 
    • A. 

      Celestial objects

    • B. 

      Nonliving objects

    • C. 

      Function objects

    • D. 

      Immutable objects

  • 7. 
    The early astronomers used stars for which purpose?
    • A. 

      Magical purposes

    • B. 

      Religious purposes

    • C. 

      Festive purposes

    • D. 

      Ceremonial purposes

  • 8. 
    What did the Ancient Greeks try to explain by taking measurements? 
    • A. 

      The motion of the sun and stars

    • B. 

      The movement of the planets

    • C. 

      The movement of the sun

    • D. 

      The motion of moon and sun

  • 9. 
    Which advancement did the Arabic astronomer make during the Middle Ages? 
    • A. 

      Ways to estimate the size of the earth

    • B. 

      Making of radio emission

    • C. 

      Launching of satellite

    • D. 

      Drawing of the world map

  • 10. 
    Which of these physicists built his own telescope? 
    • A. 

      Galileo Galilei

    • B. 

      Albert Einstein

    • C. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • D. 

      Carl Sagan

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