Astronomy Trivia Exam: MCQ Quiz!

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Astronomy Trivia Exam: MCQ Quiz!

Would you like to know about astronomy? Astronomy is the scientific research of all objects in space. Astronomy is a science that studies everything outside the earth and its atmosphere. Astronomy deals with the investigation of the stars, planets, space, galaxies, and asteroids. It also explores the motion, mass, size, distribution of celestial bodies and how they interact. With this quiz, you won’t have to wish upon a star, and you will surely pass any exam on astrology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The central bulge contains mostly?
    • A. 

      Old stars and dust

    • B. 

      Gas and nebula

    • C. 

      New stars and gas

    • D. 

      Globular clusters

  • 2. 
    Which of  the four forces in the universe is weakest?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Weak nuclear

    • C. 

      Strong nuclear

    • D. 

      Electromagnetic

  • 3. 
    What is found in the corona?
    • A. 

      Old stars

    • B. 

      New stars

    • C. 

      Dust

    • D. 

      Gas

  • 4. 
    Which galaxy has the largest central bulge?
    • A. 

      Sb

    • B. 

      Elliptical

    • C. 

      Irregular

    • D. 

      Sc

  • 5. 
    The region surrounding the entire Milky Way galaxy is?
    • A. 

      Halo

    • B. 

      Corona

    • C. 

      Bulge

    • D. 

      Disk

  • 6. 
    The strong nuclear force holds
    • A. 

      Protons and neutrons together

    • B. 

      Radioactive atoms together

    • C. 

      Electrons in atoms

    • D. 

      Electrons to each other

  • 7. 
    What part of a spiral galaxy contains old stars?
    • A. 

      Disk

    • B. 

      Corona

    • C. 

      Arms

    • D. 

      Halo

  • 8. 
    Which galaxy is the largest?
    • A. 

      Spiral

    • B. 

      Irregular

    • C. 

      Dwarf elliptical

    • D. 

      Peculiar

  • 9. 
    The group of nearby galaxies including our own is called the
    • A. 

      Near cluster

    • B. 

      Local group

    • C. 

      Near group

    • D. 

      Local cluster

  • 10. 
    Which theory says the universe had no beginning?
    • A. 

      Genesis 1:1

    • B. 

      Big Bang

    • C. 

      Oscillating

    • D. 

      Steady State

  • 11. 
    Galaxies tend to stay together in numbers called
    • A. 

      Groups

    • B. 

      Voids

    • C. 

      Superclusters

    • D. 

      Clusters

  • 12. 
    Which galaxy has the most gas and dust?
    • A. 

      Ellipticals

    • B. 

      Spirals

    • C. 

      Irregulars

    • D. 

      Peculiars

  • 13. 
    How old does the Big Bang theory say the universe is?
    • A. 

      13 billion years

    • B. 

      15 million years

    • C. 

      17 trillion years

    • D. 

      10 zillion years

  • 14. 
    What stops the universe from expanding forever?
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      Matter

    • C. 

      Nuclear forces

    • D. 

      Electromagnetism

  • 15. 
    The study of the origin of the universe is called
    • A. 

      Cosmology

    • B. 

      Cosmogony

    • C. 

      Consology

    • D. 

      Cosmogrony

  • 16. 
    Which is not a property of a quasar?
    • A. 

      Large red shift

    • B. 

      Strong radio source

    • C. 

      Very large

    • D. 

      Varies in magnitude

  • 17. 
    What is needed to measure the distance to a galaxy using Cepheid variables?
    • A. 

      Period and abs. mag.

    • B. 

      App. mag. and size

    • C. 

      App. mag. and period

    • D. 

      Brightness and abs. mag.

  • 18. 
    How do quasars differ from galaxies?
    • A. 

      Larger

    • B. 

      Give off less energy

    • C. 

      Larger red shifts

    • D. 

      More stars

  • 19. 
    Which theory says the density of the university is constant?
    • A. 

      Steady State

    • B. 

      Big Bang

    • C. 

      Oscillating

    • D. 

      Missing mass

  • 20. 
    Hubble's Law relates what two things about a galaxy?
    • A. 

      Size and speed

    • B. 

      Abs, mag. and speed

    • C. 

      Distance and abs. mag.

    • D. 

      Distance and speed

  • 21. 
    A point where the universe has stopped its expansion is the
    • A. 

      Big bang

    • B. 

      Closed universe

    • C. 

      Big crunch

    • D. 

      Open universe

  • 22. 
    Which theory predicted a flat universe?
    • A. 

      Steady State

    • B. 

      Big Bang

    • C. 

      Oscillating

    • D. 

      Finite

  • 23. 
    Most galaxies are what type?
    • A. 

      Dwarf ellipticals

    • B. 

      Normal spirals

    • C. 

      Barred spirals

    • D. 

      Irregulars

  • 24. 
    What is assumed in measuring distances to galaxies using globular clusters?
    • A. 

      They are all the same size

    • B. 

      They are all the same absolute magnitude

    • C. 

      They are the same apparent magnitude

    • D. 

      They are all the same red shift

  • 25. 
    Which theory talks about a flat universe?
    • A. 

      Steady State

    • B. 

      Big Bang

    • C. 

      Oscillating

    • D. 

      Missing mass

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