Quiz: Can You Pass The Hardest Astronomy Test?

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Quiz: Can You Pass The Hardest Astronomy Test?

Take this quiz and learn more about cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astro photography, the Big Bang and black hole!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____ is the closest planet to the Earth.
  • 2. 
    _____ has the highest winds recorded in the Solar System.
  • 3. 
    _____ has the tallest known peak in the Solar System, Olympus Mons.
  • 4. 
    _____ is the largest planet in the Solar System.
  • 5. 
    _____ is the 2nd largest planet.
  • 6. 
    _____ has relatively calm weather patterns.
  • 7. 
    The only planet in the Solar System that is capable of sustaining life is _____.
  • 8. 
    Darkest part of shadow of moon or Earth.
    • A. 

      Umbra

    • B. 

      Penumbra

  • 9. 
    The part of a shadow that is only partly illuminated; partial shadow.
    • A. 

      Umbra

    • B. 

      Penumbra

  • 10. 
    An eclipse that occurs when the moon passes into Earth's total shadow, or umbra.
    • A. 

      Lunar Eclipse

    • B. 

      Solar Eclipse

  • 11. 
    An eclipse that occurs when the moon's total shadow, or umbra, falls on Earth.
    • A. 

      Solar Eclipse

    • B. 

      Lunar Eclipse

  • 12. 
    What constellation is Polaris in?
  • 13. 
    What kind of galaxy is this?
  • 14. 
    What kind of galaxy is this?
  • 15. 
    What kind of galaxy is this?
  • 16. 
  • 17. 
    What moon phase is this?
  • 18. 
    What moon phase is this?
  • 19. 
    What moon phase is this?
  • 20. 
    What moon phase is this?
  • 21. 
    What moon phase is this?
  • 22. 
    What moon phase is this?
  • 23. 
    An average star turns into a red giant, then into planetary nebula, then into a white dwarf.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A massive star turns into a red supergiant, then either a black hole or a neutron star, and then a supernova.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False