A Quiz About The Formation And Death Of A Star

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When you look up into the sky at night, depending on where you live or what the weather is like, you can be graced with a wonderful view of thousands of distant stars brightening up the galaxy. What do you know about them, however? Take this quiz about the formation and death of a star to find out a little more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the first stage of a stars life.
    • A. 

      Nebula collapsing under itself

    • B. 

      Supernova of old star

    • C. 

      Planets collapsing

    • D. 

      Fusion of atoms

  • 2. 
    A protostar is what is formed when a nebula's gas and dust come closer together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    After the protostar gets hot enough nuclear fusion reactions fuse together helium and hydrogen
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A main sequence star is?
    • A. 

      A star that shines steadily due to nuclear fusion

    • B. 

      Several stars close together

    • C. 

      A star with planets orbiting it

    • D. 

      A Nebula that skips a protostar and is instantly turns into a star.

  • 5. 
    The bigger the star the longer it will live 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What happens when a star the size of our sun runs out of Hydrogen?
    • A. 

      It uses helium as fuel

    • B. 

      It uses carbon as fuel

    • C. 

      It goes supernova instantly

    • D. 

      It turns green

  • 7. 
    Stars the size of our sun swell to a blue super giant after they run out of fuel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    After nuclear reactions cease a star the size of the sun collapses in on itself to form a white dwarf star.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What happens in the first stage of a star much bigger than the sun's death?
    • A. 

      It swells to a red super giant

    • B. 

      It swells to a blue super giant

    • C. 

      It goes supernova

    • D. 

      It forms a white dwarf star

  • 10. 
    What happens when a star bigger then the sun's core collapses? 
    • A. 

      It forms a white dwarf star

    • B. 

      It forms a neutron star

    • C. 

      It goes supernova

    • D. 

      It expands to a red super giant

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