Grade 9 Astronomy Quiz

15 Questions
9th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A theory suggesting our Universe came to be throughout a massive explosion, expanding ever-outwards after being confined to a single atom for billions of years.

    • B. 

      A TV show

    • C. 

      A Theory suggesting that Earth was created in a big explosion about 3 billion years ago.

  • 2. 
    Rank each planet by its proximity to the sun, 1 being the closest and 8 being the farthest. 
    • A. 1
    • A.
    • B. 3
    • B.
    • C. 5
    • C.
    • D. 7
    • D.
    • E. 8
    • E.
    • F. 6
    • F.
    • G. 4
    • G.
    • H. 2
    • H.
  • 3. 
    The Moon is a Satelite. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    There are three types of galaxies: Spiral, Elliptical, and 
  • 5. 
    Our Universe consits of only about 4% atoms. How much of it is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?
    • A. 

      80% Dark Matter, 16% Dark Energy

    • B. 

      74% Dark Energy, 22% Dark Matter

    • C. 

      94% Dark Energy, 2% Dark Matter

    • D. 

      What is Dark Matter and Energy?

  • 6. 
    Units of Distance in Space is measured in 
    • A. 

      Kilowatt Hours (KWH)

    • B. 

      Light Years (LY)

    • C. 

      Gigameters (GM)

  • 7. 
    Nuclear Fusion occurs during the Protostar phase in a star's life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Check all of the following star life phases that can occur during a massive star's life (100x the sun) , after the supernova. 
    • A. 

      Black Hole

    • B. 

      White Dwarf

    • C. 

      Red Supergiant

    • D. 

      Neutron Star

    • E. 

      Big Bang

  • 9. 
    • A. A vast cloud of gas and dust that might be the birthing place of stars.
    • A.
    • B. A hot, condensed object at the center of a Nebula.
    • B.
    • C. The phase in which Nuclear fusion occurs.
    • C.
    • D. A star that was too small or too cold to begin nuclear fusion.
    • D.
    • E. An extremely powerful explosion
    • E.
    • F. A small, hydrogen-rich star that is white in colour.
    • F.
    • G. A dark patch of space that has mass but no volume. They have an extreme gravitational pull.
    • G.
  • 10. 
  • 11. 
    Select any of the following that are part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum 
    • A. 

      Gamma Rays

    • B. 

      String Rays

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet Light

    • D. 

      Infrared Light

    • E. 

      Hypnotic Light

    • F. 

      Visible Light

    • G. 

      Radio Waves

    • H. 

      Microwaves

  • 12. 
    It is believed that this type of galaxy is often the oldest and biggest. 
    • A. 

      Irregular

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Elliptical

    • D. 

      Milky Way

  • 13. 
    When an object is moving closer to us, it appears red-shifted in colour. When an object is moving away from us, it appears blue-shifted in colour. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Meteors, Meteorites, and Meteriods are all the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      True