History Of The Universe! Trivia Facts Quiz

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History Of The Universe! Trivia Facts Quiz

Religious and scientists for years have disputed the creation of the Universe. It is said that the formation of the Universe is seen to be as a result of the big bang. When Universe cooled, the material in it combined to form galaxies, stars, and planets. Get to show off just how much you know about the history of the Universe in this trivia quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Astronomy is the study of...
    • A. 

      The night sky

    • B. 

      the constellations

    • C. 

      The stars and planets

    • D. 

      The universe

  • 2. 
    Galaxies are arranged in groups that are bound together by....
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Pressure

    • C. 

      Gas and dust

    • D. 

      Electromagnetic waves

  • 3. 
    One astronomical unit (AU) is equal to the distance...
    • A. 

      Between the Earth and the sun

    • B. 

      That light travels in 1 year (1 light year)

    • C. 

      That light travels in 1 minute (1light minute)

    • D. 

      Between the sun and the edge of the solar system

  • 4. 
    The closest star to Earth, aside from the sun, is 4.2 ____________ away.
    • A. 

      Light years

    • B. 

      Astronomical units

    • C. 

      Miles

    • D. 

      Galaxies

  • 5. 
    Which type of wave is not a part of the electromagnetic spectrum?
    • A. 

      Microwaves

    • B. 

      X rays

    • C. 

      Sound waves

    • D. 

      Radio waves

  • 6. 
    The main difference between refracting and reflecting telescopes is that a refracting telescope uses ____________ and a reflecting telescope uses ____________.
    • A. 

      Mirrors, lenses

    • B. 

      Lenses, mirrors

    • C. 

      An objective lens

    • D. 

      Mirrors, an objective lense

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an advantage of using mirrors over lenses in telescopes?
    • A. 

      Mirrors bend and focus light

    • B. 

      Mirrors enable distortion-free viewing when they are made very large

    • C. 

      Mirrors are lighter and easier to carry than lenses

    • D. 

      Lenses enable distortion-free viewing when they are made very large

  • 8. 
    Which of the following types of the telescope does not detect invisible radiation?
    • A. 

      A radio telescope

    • B. 

      An X ray telescope

    • C. 

      A gamma-ray telescope

    • D. 

      A refracting telescope

  • 9. 
    The study of the origin, structure, and future of the universe is called
    • A. 

      Astronomy

    • B. 

      Cosmology

    • C. 

      Philosophy

    • D. 

      Expansion theory

  • 10. 
    Edwin Hubble discovered that distant objects in space are
    • A. 

      Unchanging

    • B. 

      Extensions of the Milky Way Galaxy

    • C. 

      Moving farther away from each other

    • D. 

      Much closer to Earth than once imagined

  • 11. 
    Careful measurements have shown that distant galaxies are
    • A. 

      Stationary

    • B. 

      Moving apart

    • C. 

      Moving in circles

    • D. 

      Approaching each other

  • 12. 
    ____________ is a theory which states that about 14 billion years ago all of the contents of the universe gathered under extreme pressure, temperature, and density into a tiny spot and exploded.
    • A. 

      Cosmology

    • B. 

      The big bang theory

    • C. 

      Universal expansion

    • D. 

      The big crunch theory

  • 13. 
    According to the big bang timeline in your textbook, as the universe began to expand,
    • A. 

      Temperatures rose

    • B. 

      Temperatures dropped

    • C. 

      Gravity caused the universe to collapse gain

    • D. 

      Galaxies formed relatively quickly

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      The radiation could be cosmic background radiation

    • B. 

      It proved without any doubt that the big bang occurred

    • C. 

      Is showed that all of space has cooled to the same temperature

    • D. 

      It indicated that thermal energy was distributed in a few choice places

  • 15. 
    The discovery of "ripples" in space may provide evidence for
    • A. 

      Cosmic background radiation

    • B. 

      Known matter

    • C. 

      Blue-shift movement from galaxies

    • D. 

      The first stages in the formation of the universe's first galaxies