Astronomy Hon Ch1

4 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the celestial sphere?
    • A. 

      An observatory dome

    • B. 

      The Sun

    • C. 

      The Earth

    • D. 

      The imaginary sphere of the sky, on which stars lie.

  • 2. 
    What is the celestial equator?
    • A. 

      A band of constellations through which the planets and Sun appear to move.

    • B. 

      The line that the sun traces across the celestial sphere.

    • C. 

      An imaginary line in the sky, directly above the Earth’s equator.

    • D. 

      The cycle of lunar phases.

  • 3. 
    What causes the change of the constillations in the seasons?
    • A. 

      It is caused by the Earth’s motion around the Sun.

    • B. 

      It is caused as the constellations move amongst themselves.

    • C. 

      This is merely an illusion caused as the length of the day changes.

    • D. 

      The cycle of lunar phases.

  • 4. 
    If you see a bright "star" on the sky, how can you tell it from a star or planet?
    • A. 

      Planets are too dim to be seen without a telescope.

    • B. 

      Planets are round, stars have five points.

    • C. 

      Planets always appear right next to the Moon.

    • D. 

      Look at it several days later--if it's a planet, it will move across the background stars.