The Ultimate Astronomy Trivia Quiz

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The Ultimate Astronomy Trivia Quiz

What do you know about astronomy? Could you pass this quiz? Astronomy is quite a fascinating subject. It is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry to explain their origin and evolution. Some examples of subjects of interest include planets, means, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Take this quiz and see if a passing grade is in the stars.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On average how many miles is Pluto away from the Sun?
    • A. 

      27,000,000 Miles

    • B. 

      1,782,000,000 Miles

    • C. 

      3,666,000,000 Miles

    • D. 

      14,000,000,000 Miles

  • 2. 
    Who was the first man in space in 1961?
    • A. 

      Gagarin

    • B. 

      Shepard

    • C. 

      Glenn

    • D. 

      Armstrong

  • 3. 
    How many astronauts walked on the moon before 1970?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    What university did astronomy and space science theorist Carl Sagan teach at?
    • A. 

      Yale

    • B. 

      Cornell

    • C. 

      Stanford

    • D. 

      Harvard

  • 5. 
    What is the sun mostly made up of?
    • A. 

      Helium

    • B. 

      Hydrogen

    • C. 

      Sulfur

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 6. 
    How many Earth years does it take Mars to go around the Sun?
    • A. 

      1.2

    • B. 

      0.75

    • C. 

      1.88

    • D. 

      3

  • 7. 
    Which planet in Earth's solar system has the largest diameter?
    • A. 

      Neptune

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 8. 
    Which is the planet with the greatest average density?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 9. 
    Which planet is the impact crater named the "Caloris Basin" found?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Mercury

  • 10. 
    How many times is Jupiter larger than Earth in diameter?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      11

  • 11. 
    Launched in 1995, what was the SOHO spacecraft designed to study?
    • A. 

      The Earth

    • B. 

      The Sun

    • C. 

      The Milky Way

    • D. 

      Saturn's Rings

  • 12. 
    Which college features the Dooley Planetarium?
    • A. 

      North Carolina-Pembroke University

    • B. 

      Francis Marion University

    • C. 

      Yale University

    • D. 

      Cal-Irvine University

  • 13. 
    On which college campus would you find the Hatter Planetarium?
    • A. 

      Gettysburg College

    • B. 

      Vassar College

    • C. 

      Stetson University

    • D. 

      Cascade College

  • 14. 
    Which planet's orbit is the most circular?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Pluto

  • 15. 
    The Great Red Spot of Jupiter is as wide as how many times as wide as Earth?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      0.5

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

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