Exploring Space: Chapter 1

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Space Quizzes & Trivia

People develop and use technology to explore and study space.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A galaxy is a group of stars
    • A. 

      Kept apart by the planets between them

    • B. 

      Held together by their own gravity

    • C. 

      That form a pattern in the sky

  • 2. 
    A constellation is a group of stars that
    • A. 

      Form a pattern when orbiting Polaris

    • B. 

      Are very lose to one another

    • C. 

      Seem grouped together when viewed from Earth

  • 3. 
    What causes a constellation to rise and set in the sky?
    • A. 

      Earth's rotation

    • B. 

      The rotation of Polaris

    • C. 

      The orbit of Earth around the constellation

  • 4. 
    All electromagnetic radiation is
    • A. 

      Invisible to the human eye

    • B. 

      Visible to the human eye

    • C. 

      Evergy that travels through space as waves

  • 5. 
    What is the visible spectrum?
    • A. 

      The range of all types of electromagnetic radiation

    • B. 

      The range of colors of light that occurs when white light passes through a colored filter

    • C. 

      The range of colors of light that occurs when white light passes through a prism

  • 6. 
    What advantage does the Hubble Space Telescope have over visible-light telescopes on Earth?
    • A. 

      It is not affected by Earth's atmosphere

    • B. 

      It is closer to the objects it is imaging

    • C. 

      It can collect radio waves and visible light

  • 7. 
    Which of these crafts would be most effective in carrying out a detailed study of Venus's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      A space station

    • B. 

      A lander

    • C. 

      A probe

  • 8. 
    Which of these is NOT a satellite?
    • A. 

      An orbiter

    • B. 

      A lander

    • C. 

      The Moon

  • 9. 
    An impact crater forms when
    • A. 

      Water, wind, and gravity change the surface of an object in space

    • B. 

      An object traveling in space collides with a larger object in space

    • C. 

      Periods of atmospheric cooling take place on an object in space

  • 10. 
    Which achievement in space exploration has led to improvements in weather forecasting on Earth? 
    • A. 

      Development of techniques for enhancing images

    • B. 

      Design of lightweight devices

    • C. 

      Analysis of weather on the Moon

  • 11. 
    The Sun,Earth, eight other planets, and smaller bodies make up our
    • A. 

      Universe

    • B. 

      Solar system

    • C. 

      Galaxy

  • 12. 
    A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky is
    • A. 

      A universe

    • B. 

      An orbit

    • C. 

      A constellation

  • 13. 
    How do stars near the North Pole appear to move?
    • A. 

      In circles around Polaris

    • B. 

      In orbit around the Sun

    • C. 

      In orbit around the Moon

  • 14. 
    All of the different forms of electromagnetic radiation together make up
    • A. 

      Infrared waves

    • B. 

      Invisible waves

    • C. 

      The electromagnetic spectrum

  • 15. 
    Ultraviolet radiation and infrared radiation differ in
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Wavelength

    • C. 

      Direction

  • 16. 
    Which type of telescope gathers radiation with a metal dish?
    • A. 

      Reflecting telescope

    • B. 

      Refracting telescope

    • C. 

      Radio telescope

  • 17. 
    Apollo astronauts practiced important procedures in space to prepare for landing on
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      The Moon

    • C. 

      Venus

  • 18. 
    Which of these missions would NOT be used to explore another planet?
    • A. 

      Space station

    • B. 

      Flyby

    • C. 

      Orbiter

  • 19. 
    Scientists have found few impact craters on Earth because
    • A. 

      Earth is never struck by objects from space

    • B. 

      Earth's surface is constantly worn down

    • C. 

      Earth's surface is very hard

  • 20. 
    Which technology has been improved due to the development of space suits that protect astronauts against extreme heat?
    • A. 

      Satellite technology

    • B. 

      Medical devices

    • C. 

      Firefighting equipment

  • 21. 
    Which part of a radio telescope gathers radiation?
    • A. 

      A mirror

    • B. 

      A dish

    • C. 

      An eyepiece

  • 22. 
    On which type of spacecraft would scientists study the effects of weightlessness on human cell tissue growth?
    • A. 

      Flyby craft

    • B. 

      Space station

    • C. 

      Lander

  • 23. 
    Astronauts orbited the Moon in these before they landed on its surface.
    • A. 

      Space suits

    • B. 

      Probes

    • C. 

      Artificial satellites

  • 24. 
    Wind and water reduce evidence of impact craters on
    • A. 

      The Moon more than on Earth

    • B. 

      Earth more than on the Moon

    • C. 

      The Sun more than on Earth

  • 25. 
    Which of the following conditions in space has led to improvements in firefighting equipment used on Earth?
    • A. 

      Long distances

    • B. 

      Extreme temperatures

    • C. 

      Stronger gravity

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