Deep Space

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Deep Space

Use this quiz to help you learn important information for the Space test this Friday. Remember, you can take the quiz as many times as you like.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which constellation features on the New Zealand flag?
    • A. 

      Orion

    • B. 

      Scorpio

    • C. 

      The Southern Cross

    • D. 

      Capricorn

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A star and all the objects that are held in its gravitational field and move around it.

    • B. 

      A collection of space dust

    • C. 

      A fast computer

    • D. 

      A way to make electricity

  • 3. 
    Where would you find Olympus Mons?
    • A. 

      Off the coast of Greece

    • B. 

      Near Hamilton

    • C. 

      On Mars

    • D. 

      On Jupiter

  • 4. 
    How did early explorers use the stars?
    • A. 

      To read by

    • B. 

      For entertainment

    • C. 

      To keep them warm

    • D. 

      To help them find their way

  • 5. 
    Why is Pluto not considered a planet anymore?
    • A. 

      It is not spherical

    • B. 

      It has not cleared its orbit of all other objects

    • C. 

      It does not orbit the sun

    • D. 

      It is the wrong colour

  • 6. 
    What colour are the hottest stars?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Yellow

    • C. 

      Polka Dot

    • D. 

      Blue

  • 7. 
    What are also known as 'Star nurseries'?
    • A. 

      Asteroid fields

    • B. 

      Nebulae

    • C. 

      American Idol

    • D. 

      The Kuiper Belt

  • 8. 
    What is a 'light year'?
    • A. 

      Just 250 days

    • B. 

      The distance light travels in one year

    • C. 

      A year without eating any sweets or ice cream

    • D. 

      A sunny year

  • 9. 
    Who is the planet Venus named after?
    • A. 

      The roman goddess of love

    • B. 

      Mr. Herbert Algernon Venus

    • C. 

      A city in Italy

    • D. 

      A Bananarama song

  • 10. 
    How strong is the force of gravity on our moon?
    • A. 

      Half that of Earth

    • B. 

      One-sixth of Earth's gravity

    • C. 

      The same as Earth

    • D. 

      It has no gravity

  • 11. 
    Which planet in our solar system is sometimes known as 'The Blue Planet'?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 12. 
    Which of these is a NASA Space Shuttle?
    • A. 

      Liberty

    • B. 

      Renown

    • C. 

      Atlantis

    • D. 

      Apollo

  • 13. 
    Which is the hottest planet in our Solar System?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 14. 
    Which is the brightest star in our night sky?
    • A. 

      Sirius

    • B. 

      Canopus

    • C. 

      Alpha Centauri

    • D. 

      Rigel

  • 15. 
    When will Halley's Comet next pass Earth?
    • A. 

      2020

    • B. 

      Next month

    • C. 

      2061

    • D. 

      2083

  • 16. 
    How high can the day temperature on Mercury climb to?
    • A. 

      50 degrees celsius

    • B. 

      1000 degrees celsius

    • C. 

      360 degrees celsius

    • D. 

      -200 degrees celsius

  • 17. 
    Why is it difficult for astronomers to study the surface of Venus?
    • A. 

      It is so far away

    • B. 

      The surface is hidden by very thick clouds

    • C. 

      It is so dark

    • D. 

      The planet moves too fast

  • 18. 
    Why do footprints left by astronauts last for so long on the moon?
    • A. 

      The astronauts were very heavy

    • B. 

      There is no atmosphere, so there is no wind or rain to erode the footprints

    • C. 

      There are no footprints on the moon

    • D. 

      The astronauts wore special shoes that made permanent prints

  • 19. 
    What causes the Earth to have seasons?
    • A. 

      People invented them to make the year more interesting

    • B. 

      The planet's rotation

    • C. 

      The pollution in our atmosphere

    • D. 

      The Earth is tilted on its axis

  • 20. 
    What is the great red spot on Jupiter?
    • A. 

      A pimple

    • B. 

      A sea

    • C. 

      A giant hurricane

    • D. 

      An alien city