Science Astronomy Test Quiz

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Astronomy is a science that studies everything outside of the earth's atmosphere, such as planets, stars, asteroids, galaxies and the properties and relationships of those celestial bodies. Astronomers base their studies on research and observation. Test out what you have understood so far by taking this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the forms of electromagnetic radiation?
    • A. 

      Surface, temperatures, magnitude

    • B. 

      Infrared, ultraviolet, and visible

    • C. 

      Radio, light, xrays, gamma, microwave

    • D. 

      Continuous, absorption, and emmision

    • E. 

      Gamma, x-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwaves, radio.

  • 2. 
    What is the difference between absolute and apparent magnitude?
    • A. 

      Absolute magnitude shows how far away a planet actually is, and apparent magnitude shows how far a planet might be from earth

    • B. 

      Absolute magnitude shows how bright a star is, and apparent magnitude shows how bright it actually is

    • C. 

      Absolute, shows how bright a star actually is, and apparent magnitude shows how bright a star might be

    • D. 

      Absolute magnitude shows how far away a star actually is, and apparent magnitude shows how far away a star is

    • E. 

      Absolute magnitude shows how bright a planet actually is, and apparent magnitude shows how bright a planet is

  • 3. 
    The next stage in our sun's life is:
    • A. 

      Main sequence

    • B. 

      Protostar

    • C. 

      Nebula

    • D. 

      Red Giant

    • E. 

      Super giant

  • 4. 
    What force is responsible for the formation of a star?
    • A. 

      Surface temperatures, absolute magnitude

    • B. 

      Gravity, friction

    • C. 

      Radio, microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, visible

    • D. 

      Protostar

    • E. 

      Hydrogen, oxygen

  • 5. 
    What is a nebula?
    • A. 

      A cold, dark, and dense cloud

    • B. 

      A hole that sucks up everything near it.

    • C. 

      A small planet that gives off red shifts

    • D. 

      A warm bright cloud

    • E. 

      Outerspace

  • 6. 
    What will be the final stage in our sun"s life cycle?
    • A. 

      Main sequence

    • B. 

      White dwarf

    • C. 

      Red Giant

    • D. 

      Super Red giant

    • E. 

      Black dwarf

  • 7. 
    What are the types of electromagnetic radiation?
    • A. 

      Surface, temperatures, magnitude

    • B. 

      Continuous, absorption, and emmision

    • C. 

      Infrared, ultraviolet, and visible

    • D. 

      Gamma, x-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwaves, radio.

    • E. 

      Radio, light, xrays, gamma, microwave

  • 8. 
    Which star colors have the highest surface temp?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Orange

    • E. 

      Yellow

  • 9. 
    What does a prism do?
    • A. 

      Gamma rays

    • B. 

      Spectral line

    • C. 

      Creates absorption spectrum

    • D. 

      Creates continuous spectrum

  • 10. 
    What is a black hole?
    • A. 

      Sucks up everything that gets near it

    • B. 

      Motional gravity pull

    • C. 

      A spinning tornado in space

    • D. 

      A worm hole

    • E. 

      Time warp

  • 11. 
    What does the Doppler Effect tell us about things in space?
    • A. 

      Universe is expanding

    • B. 

      Universe is going to pop

    • C. 

      Universe is contracting

    • D. 

      Universe is getting closer together

    • E. 

      How close all the planets are getting

  • 12. 
    What do the Doppler Effect tell us about things in space?
    • A. 

      Moves faster

    • B. 

      Its expanding

    • C. 

      Moves slowly

    • D. 

      Its contracting

    • E. 

      The planets shrink

  • 13. 
    What is a reflecting telescope and how is it different from a refracting one?
    • A. 

      Reflecting telescope bounces off of things, while refracting bends light

    • B. 

      Reflecting telescope goes througb space and back

    • C. 

      Reflecting Telescopes bend and refracts light, while refracting uses a mirror

    • D. 

      Reflecting telescope uses a mirror, while refracting bends light

  • 14. 
    Helium is fused to what in the core of red giants?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Main sequence

  • 15. 
    What makes up 90% of the HR diagram?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Protostar

    • C. 

      Main sequence

    • D. 

      Planets

    • E. 

      Space

  • 16. 
    What is a light year?
    • A. 

      Distance light travels in 5 minutes

    • B. 

      Distance light travels in a second

    • C. 

      Distance to get to a planet

    • D. 

      Distance light travels in a year

    • E. 

      Distance light travels a round earth

  • 17. 
    What is Chromatic aberration?
    • A. 

      Chemical energy providing colors

    • B. 

      Different colors is focused at different places

    • C. 

      Light rays bendining, or retracting

  • 18. 
    What do red shifts in our universe indicate?
    • A. 

      Obects move towards eachother

    • B. 

      Obects move away from eachother

    • C. 

      Colder planets

    • D. 

      Warmer planets

  • 19. 
    Who was the first dude to use a telescope?
    • A. 

      Brahe

    • B. 

      Kepler

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      Hipparchus

    • E. 

      Eretosthenes

  • 20. 
    What happens to wavelengths in Doppler effect?
    • A. 

      It get warmer when its really close and colder when its farther away

    • B. 

      It gets colder when its really close and colder when its farther away

    • C. 

      Objects move towards or away from an object

    • D. 

      Objects move towards other objects

    • E. 

      Obects move away from other objects

  • 21. 
    How do you change the magnification in a telescope?
    • A. 

      Changin the quality

    • B. 

      Use a better telescope

    • C. 

      Turning the knob

    • D. 

      Changing the eyepiece

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