Astronomy Unit 1- Quiz 1

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Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia

This is the first Astronomy Quiz that covers some examples of the more simple questions that will be asked on the 3rd quarter test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes an astronomical unit?
    • A. 

      The distance from the Earth to the Moon.

    • B. 

      The distance from the Earth to the Sun.

    • C. 

      The distance across the Solar System.

    • D. 

      The distance around the Sun.

  • 2. 
    The distance from Mars to the Sun is approximately ________. 
    • A. 

      1 Light year

    • B. 

      1 Astronomical Unit

    • C. 

      1.5 Light years

    • D. 

      1.5 Astronomical Units

  • 3. 
    Which planet is closest to the Sun?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 4. 
    What inner planet is still seismically active?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Mercury

  • 5. 
    Which of the inner planets has the largest diameter?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 6. 
    The planet furthest from the Sun is _________.
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 7. 
    The planet with the largest diameter of the outer gaseous planets is _________.
    • A. 

      Uranus

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Saturn

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 8. 
    Which of the following planets does the moon “Io” orbit?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Neptune

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 9. 
    Where are most of the Dwarf planets in our solar system?
    • A. 

      In the asteroid belt.

    • B. 

      Closer to the Sun near Mercury and Venus.

    • C. 

      In the Kuiper Belt

  • 10. 
    Where is the asteroid belt located?
    • A. 

      Between the Sun and Mercury

    • B. 

      Between The Earth and Mars

    • C. 

      Between the Earth and Venus

    • D. 

      Between Mars and Jupiter