Do You Know About Astronomy?

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  • 1. 
    Which star did the ancient Egyptians closely follow, for agricultural reasons?
    • A. 

      The Planet Venus

    • B. 

      Regulus

    • C. 

      Sirius

    • D. 

      Polaris

  • 2. 
    What is the smallest constellation?
    • A. 

      Crux

    • B. 

      Ursa Minor

    • C. 

      Cassiopeia

    • D. 

      Kobe

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

      Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova

    • B. 

      Dr. Sally Ride

    • C. 

      Ludmilla Kharishina Pushkin

    • D. 

      Jackie Cochran

  • 4. 
    Who discovered the mathematical laws that govern the movements of the planets?
    • A. 

      Nicholas Copernicus

    • B. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • C. 

      Joseph Mar

    • D. 

      Albert Einstein

  • 5. 
    Which planet was pummeled by pieces of the comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1994?
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 6. 
    What must a meteor do in order to become a meteorite?
    • A. 

      Burn Up In The Earth's Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Travel Through Space At 300,000 Mps

    • C. 

      Explode In The Earth's Hydrosphere

    • D. 

      Hit The Earth's Surface

  • 7. 
    Who was the chief designer of the Russian Space Program?
    • A. 

      Alexi Shmedov

    • B. 

      John Glenn

    • C. 

      Yuri Gagarin

    • D. 

      Sergi Korelov

  • 8. 
    Who was the commander of the first Skylab mission?
    • A. 

      Pete Conrad

    • B. 

      Alan Bean

    • C. 

      Bill Pogue

    • D. 

      Joe Kerwin

  • 9. 
    What kind of star system is Algol?
    • A. 

      Quintuple Star System

    • B. 

      Singular System

    • C. 

      Binary Star System

    • D. 

      Quadruple Star System

  • 10. 
    What constellation is the star Betelgeuse in?
    • A. 

      Taurus

    • B. 

      Orion

    • C. 

      Medusa

    • D. 

      Sagittarius

  • 11. 
    How many days in a Mercurian year?
    • A. 

      88 Days

    • B. 

      105 Days

    • C. 

      220 Days

    • D. 

      73 Days

  • 12. 
    Which planet in our solar system has the highest average surface temperature?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 13. 
    What is the "disk" that encircles a black hole called?
    • A. 

      Gravity Solar Disk

    • B. 

      A Solar Disk

    • C. 

      Globular Cluster Disk

    • D. 

      Accretion Disk

  • 14. 
    Where is the Sun plotted on the Hertzprung-Russell diagram?
    • A. 

      Main Sequence

    • B. 

      Red Dwarf

    • C. 

      Red Giant

    • D. 

      White Dwarf

  • 15. 
    What is the name for the Sun's outer-most atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Magnetosphere

    • B. 

      Photosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Corona

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