What Do You Know About Astronomy? Trivia Quiz

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Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia

Astronomy is the scientific study of the planets, celestial objects, comets and galaxies. According to NASA, it's just the research study about the stars, planet and space which is related to the evolution, physics, chemistry and meteorology of the Universe. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge and help you learn about astronomy. So, let's unravel the mystery of the universe. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many types of particles does an atom contain?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    An Lunar Eclipse occurs when:
    • A. 

      The Moon passes behind the Sun.

    • B. 

      The Moon passes behind the Earth.

    • C. 

      The Moon passes infront of the Earth.

    • D. 

      It is a full moon.

  • 3. 
    Ancient Greeks believed, the earth to be the centre of the universe. What do we call this model?
    • A. 

      Geocentric universe

    • B. 

      Heliocentric universe

    • C. 

      Copernican model

  • 4. 
    Ancient astronomers used 'epicycles' to explain,
    • A. 

      Planetary transits

    • B. 

      Moon's phases

    • C. 

      Retrograde motion

  • 5. 
    In the model proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus', which object was at the centre of the universe?
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Milky way galaxy

  • 6. 
    Which of this evidence supported a Copernican model of the solar system?
    • A. 

      Solar eclipses

    • B. 

      Phases of venus

    • C. 

      Retrograde motion

  • 7. 
    Correct pairing of astronomer/mathematician and their contribution?
    • A. 

      Pythagoras – Earth's circumference

    • B. 

      Johannas Kepler – Craters of moon

    • C. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus – Heliocentric universe

  • 8. 
    Tycho Brahe's biggest contribution to astronomy was,
    • A. 

      His telescopic observations

    • B. 

      Accurate observations of stars and planets

    • C. 

      Heliocentric universe

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Aristarchus

    • C. 

      Tycho Brahe

  • 10. 
    The day on which the Sun’s direct rays cross the celestial equator is called:
    • A. 

      The ecliptic

    • B. 

      The equinox

    • C. 

      The solstice

    • D. 

      Easter