Astronomy Quiz

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Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia

It’s time to answer some cool questions about Astronomy


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year was the celestial object Pluto discovered?
    • A. 

      1930

    • B. 

      1972

    • C. 

      1894

    • D. 

      1920

  • 2. 
    If you and a friend are in space, which of these could you not do to get your friends attention?
    • A. 

      Show Him A Picture

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Send A Radio Message

    • D. 

      Scream

  • 3. 
    Who was the first person in space?
    • A. 

      Yuri Gagarin

    • B. 

      John Glenn

    • C. 

      Gherman Titov

    • D. 

      Alan Shepard

  • 4. 
    Which galaxy is believed that it might collide with the Milky Way one day?
    • A. 

      Andromeda

    • B. 

      M-17

    • C. 

      M-33

    • D. 

      Triton

  • 5. 
    Which gas comprises most of Venus' atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon Monoxide

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 6. 
    Where is the tallest mountain in our solar system?
    • A. 

      Uranus

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 7. 
    Which star is known as the Dog Star?
    • A. 

      Rigel

    • B. 

      Aldebaran

    • C. 

      Pollux

    • D. 

      Sirius

  • 8. 
    How many planets are there in the Solar System (including Pluto)?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      7

  • 9. 
    How many earth days does it take for Mercury to circle the Sun?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      88

    • C. 

      365

    • D. 

      1

  • 10. 
    What is a singularity?
    • A. 

      A Beam Of Ultra Bright Light

    • B. 

      A Point Where Time And Space Are Infinite

    • C. 

      A Neutron

    • D. 

      A Single Brown Dwarf In No Solar System

  • 11. 
    What star, next to the Sun, is nearest to Earth?
    • A. 

      Vega

    • B. 

      Betelgeuse

    • C. 

      Alpha Centauri

    • D. 

      Polaris

  • 12. 
    The Astronomical Unit (AU) is a unit of measurement based on the average distance between what two bodies?
    • A. 

      The Earth And The Moon

    • B. 

      The Sun And Jupiter

    • C. 

      The Earth And The Sun

    • D. 

      The Sun And Pluto

  • 13. 
    What comet broke into fragments before crashing into Jupiter in the 1990's?
    • A. 

      Comet West

    • B. 

      Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

    • C. 

      Halley's Comet

    • D. 

      Comet Hale-Bopp

  • 14. 
    Which star cluster is known as the Seven Sisters?
    • A. 

      Pleiades

    • B. 

      Praesepe

    • C. 

      Plactone

    • D. 

      Hyades

  • 15. 
    How was the sun's corona discovered?
    • A. 

      A Spacecraft Took A Picture Of It

    • B. 

      The Ancients Saw It

    • C. 

      Viking Vi Found It

    • D. 

      By A Total Eclipse Of The Sun