The Ultimate Astronomy Quiz On Asteroids!

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Asteroids are different from comets and meteoroids. While asteroids are mainly composed of rock and mineral, comets are primarily composed of dust and ice. Also, asteroids formed closer to the sun, which prevents the development of cometary ice. The United States declared the 30th of June as the International Asteroid Day to educate and create more awareness about asteroids to the people. ​


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Asteroids populate interplanetary space out to the orbit of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Jupiter 

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 2. 
    Asteroids are often grouped by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Composition

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Mass 

    • D. 

      Weight

  • 3. 
    They are referred to as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Small stars

    • B. 

      Large showers 

    • C. 

      Planets

    • D. 

      Minor planets 

  • 4. 
    C-types are made of what?
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Mostly silicate rocks

    • C. 

      Nickel-iron mixtures 

    • D. 

      Metallic nickel-iron

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are made of clay and silicate ricks?
    • A. 

      C-types

    • B. 

      S-types

    • C. 

      H-types

    • D. 

      M-types 

  • 6. 
    Asteroids contributed to the extinction of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Dragons

    • B. 

      Dinosaurs

    • C. 

      Saber-toothed tiger 

    • D. 

      Mammuthus primigenius

  • 7. 
    How frequent does a piece of asteroid fall into Earth?
    • A. 

      Every 10 years 

    • B. 

      Everyday 

    • C. 

      Every year 

    • D. 

      Every 3 years

  • 8. 
    Asteroids are rich in which of the following?
    • A. 

      Dust

    • B. 

      Gas

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Rust

  • 9. 
    The asteroid belt lies between which of the following?
    • A. 

      Mars and Jupiter 

    • B. 

      Saturn and Mercury

    • C. 

      Mars and Saturn

    • D. 

      Saturn and Jupiter 

  • 10. 
    Who discovered Pallas?
    • A. 

      Pallas Athena 

    • B. 

      Giuseppe Piazzi

    • C. 

      William F. Denning

    • D. 

      Wilhelm Olbers 

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