Regional Science Centre, Tirupati

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Regional Science Centre, Tirupati


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  • 1. 
    The day on which the Sun’s direct rays cross the celestial equator is called:
    • A. 

      The Equinox

    • B. 

      The Solstice

    • C. 

      The Aphelion

    • D. 

      The Ecliptic

  • 2. 
    Who invented the telescope?
    • A. 

      Hypatia

    • B. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • C. 

      Hans Lippershey

    • D. 

      Galileo

  • 3. 
    What term describes the alignment of three celestial bodies?
    • A. 

      Sizzle

    • B. 

      Symbology

    • C. 

      Suzerainty

    • D. 

      Syzygy

  • 4. 
    What is the visible part of the Sun called?
    • A. 

      The Photosphere

    • B. 

      The Lithosphere

    • C. 

      The Atmosphere

    • D. 

      The Stratosphere

  • 5. 
    What makes a planet a dwarf planet?
    • A. 

      Distance From The Star

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Shape

    • D. 

      Shape & Size

  • 6. 
    Is the nucleus of the comet made up of Ice & Dust  true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In which year did the Space Age begin?
  • 8. 
    When was the first exoplanet discovered?
    • A. 

      1980

    • B. 

      1987

    • C. 

      1990

    • D. 

      1992

  • 9. 
    The doughnut-shaped zones of highly energetic charged particles trapped at high altitudes in the magnetic field of Earth are known as:
    • A. 

      Magnetopause

    • B. 

      Van Allen radiation belt

    • C. 

      Magnetosheath

    • D. 

      Magnetosphere

  • 10. 
    Who discovered the laws of planetary motion?
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Copernicus

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      Kepler

  • 11. 
    Which astronomer formulated the modern big bang theory?
    • A. 

      Carl Sagan

    • B. 

      William Herschel

    • C. 

      Edwin Hubble

    • D. 

      Georges Lemaître

  • 12. 
    What is the acceleration of gravity at Earth's surface?
    • A. 

      11.2 metres (37 feet) per second per second

    • B. 

      7.5 metres (25 feet) per second per second

    • C. 

      9.8 metres (32 feet) per second per second

    • D. 

      1.6 metres (5 feet) per second per second

  • 13. 
    Which planet's axis is almost parallel to its orbital plane, making it spin nearly on its side?
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 14. 
    What is the scientific term used for the twinkling of stars?
    • A. 

      Parallax

    • B. 

      Refraction

    • C. 

      Scintillation

    • D. 

      Albedo

  • 15. 
    Which year is Halley's Comet expected to return to the solar system?
    • A. 

      2045

    • B. 

      2110

    • C. 

      2061

    • D. 

      2086

  • 16. 
    Name the organisation responsible for naming Constellations
  • 17. 
    Constellations in the Southern Hemisphere is same as Northern Hemisphere
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Sun Constitute 99.8% of whole Solar System,  true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Are the orbits of all planets in solar system lie in the same plane?
    • A. 

      Yes, more or less

    • B. 

      No, they’re all over the place

  • 20. 
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched India's first lunar probe Chandrayaan-1 in..........
    • A. 

      March 2008

    • B. 

      October 2008

    • C. 

      August 2009

    • D. 

      October 2009

  • 21. 
    Name the first Mapping Satellite of India.
  • 22. 
    NASA quarantined the astronauts who landed on the moon when they returned to Earth. Why?
    • A. 

      Rest

    • B. 

      Moon Germs

    • C. 

      Adjusting to gravity

    • D. 

      Dizziness

  • 23. 
    Identify the Zodiac Constellation
  • 24. 
    Which of these is refers to the mass over which a star will become a black hole?
    • A. 

      Planck Mass

    • B. 

      Chandrasekar Limits

  • 25. 
    Identify the Satellite developed & launched by ISRO
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