Test Your Stars Quiz

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Stars are seen as the building blocks of the galaxy as we know it. To the human eye, they appear tiny but are very large for example the sun is a star. How conversant are you with the stars? The quiz below is designed to help you answer that. Give it a try.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Our sun is 
    • A. 

      A planet

    • B. 

      A star

    • C. 

      The largest star

  • 2. 
    The brightest star in our sky is
    • A. 

      Betelgeuse

    • B. 

      Rigel

    • C. 

      Sirus

  • 3. 
    How does the Andromeda galaxy compare with the Milky Way?
    • A. 

      The Andromeda galaxy is a spiral galaxy with almost twice as many stars as there are in the Milky Way.

    • B. 

      The Andromeda galaxy is a small galaxy with almost twice as many stars as there are in the Milky Way.

    • C. 

      The Andromeda galaxy is a intergalatic galaxy with almost half as many stars as there are in the Milky Way.

  • 4. 
    What happens when a massive star cools and collapses?
    • A. 

      When a massive star cools and collapses, it becomes a red giant

    • B. 

      When a massive star cools and collapses, it becomes a black hole

    • C. 

      When a massive star cools and collapses, it becomes a black dwarf star

  • 5. 
    What do planets and stars have in common?
    • A. 

      Planets and stars form at different times

    • B. 

      Planets are made from nebulas and starts are made from hydrogen

    • C. 

      Planets and stars form at the same time and from the same gasses.

  • 6. 
    How do scientists hope to find out if there is life on other planets?
    • A. 

      They hope to find out by using sonar telescopes to listen for signals of life there.

    • B. 

      They hope to find out by using radio telescopes to listen for signals of life there.

    • C. 

      They hope to find out by using radio telescopes to see quasars from other planets,

  • 7. 
    What makes the sun an unusual star?
    • A. 

      The sun is an unusual star because it does not have any nearby stars circling it as most stars do.

    • B. 

      The sun is an unusual star because it is the largest star in the galaxies.

    • C. 

      The sun is an unusual star because it was once a supernova.

  • 8. 
    What happens when a supernova collapses suddenly?
    • A. 

      A supernova has never collapsed.

    • B. 

      When it suddenly collapses, it becomes a white dwarf star that gives off a beam of X-ray radiation.

    • C. 

      When it suddenly collapses, it becomes a neutron star that spins and gives off a beam of X-ray radiation.

  • 9. 
    Hercules is
    • A. 

      A quasar

    • B. 

      A galaxy

    • C. 

      A constellation

  • 10. 
    What galaxy do we live in?
    • A. 

      Canis Major

    • B. 

      Cygnus X-1

    • C. 

      Milky Way

  • 11. 
    Over millions of years, gravity pulled the gas and dust particles together. Another word for particle is
    • A. 

      A soft mound

    • B. 

      A huge chunk

    • C. 

      A small bit

  • 12. 
    The star is visible when the X-rays are "on". If something is visible, you can
    • A. 

      See it

    • B. 

      Touch it

    • C. 

      Taste it

  • 13. 
    What is a globular cluster?
    • A. 

      Thousands of stars that have become sticky

    • B. 

      Thousands or millions of stars close together

    • C. 

      Millions of stars that have disappeared

  • 14. 
    A nebula is
    • A. 

      A cloud of gas and dust

    • B. 

      A crowd of far distant stars

    • C. 

      A hydrogen gas explosion

  • 15. 
    Stars that are sometimes bright but sometimes dim are called variable stars. Variable means
    • A. 

      Constant

    • B. 

      Changeable

    • C. 

      Confusing

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