Solar Storms

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Solar Energy Quizzes & Trivia

Look at the Space Weather Video and the Solar Storms Article from National Geographic. Use these resources to complete this quiz.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following solar events is likely to cause the most damage to the Earth?
    • A. 

      Coronal mass ejections

    • B. 

      Sun spots

    • C. 

      Solar flares

    • D. 

      Magnetic reversals

  • 2. 
    A large solar storm would likely knock out satellite communications.
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 3. 
    Which of the following might be impacted by a large solar storm.  Check all that apply
    • A. 

      Cell phones

    • B. 

      Telegraph lines

    • C. 

      Gas-powered cars

    • D. 

      Power grids

    • E. 

      Airplane tracking

  • 4. 
    Solar Storms occur when ________________ lines on the sun get crossed.
  • 5. 
    According to the video and article, which of the following best explains why a solar storm today would be worse than the Carrington Event in 1859?
    • A. 

      Our magnetic field has been damaged making us more exposed to solar storms.

    • B. 

      We are much more dependent on electrical and satellite systems than we were in 1859.

    • C. 

      The sun's magnetic field is experiencing a higher level of activity than it did in 1859.

    • D. 

      We are using a different kind of materials in our power systems than we did in 1859.