Astronomy Knowledge Quiz! Trivia

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Astronomy Knowledge Quiz! Trivia


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What famous constellation is also a chariot in China and a bear for Native Americans?
    • A. 

      Sagittarius

    • B. 

      The Big Dipper

    • C. 

      The Big Bopper

    • D. 

      The Seven Wise Men

  • 2. 
    What size star is the Sun?
    • A. 

      Small

    • B. 

      Dwarf

    • C. 

      Large

    • D. 

      Medium

  • 3. 
    What are the small bits of metal and rock that orbit the Sun called?
    • A. 

      Meteoroids

    • B. 

      Pulsars

    • C. 

      Meteors

    • D. 

      Nebulae

  • 4. 
    What is the impossibly small point in a black hole where all matter converges called?
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Singularity

    • D. 

      Star Power

  • 5. 
    What star cluster known as the "seven sisters" shows evidence of planet formation?
    • A. 

      Trapezium Cluster

    • B. 

      Wild Duck Cluster

    • C. 

      Pleiades Cluster

    • D. 

      NGC 6603 Cluster

  • 6. 
    Which of these planets is largest?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 7. 
    What was the first man made object to leave the solar system?
    • A. 

      Pioneer 10

    • B. 

      Apollo 11

    • C. 

      Pioneer 11

    • D. 

      Voyager 6

  • 8. 
    Who first performed accurate measurements of the orbit of Mars?
    • A. 

      Tycho Brahe

    • B. 

      Pierre Simon De Laplace

    • C. 

      Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Galileo Galilei

  • 9. 
    What was the first probe to land on Venus?
    • A. 

      Venera 9

    • B. 

      Venera 4

    • C. 

      Viking 1

    • D. 

      Mariner 4

  • 10. 
    Which astronomer is credited with first observing Pluto?
    • A. 

      Patrick Moore

    • B. 

      Percival Lowell

    • C. 

      Carl Sagan

    • D. 

      Clyde Tombaugh

  • 11. 
    How many planets in our solar system have rings?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      10

  • 12. 
    Which of Mars' moons rises and sets twice in one Earth day?
    • A. 

      Phobos

    • B. 

      Both

    • C. 

      Deimos

    • D. 

      None Of These

  • 13. 
    How big is Mercury's diameter?
    • A. 

      4,812 Miles

    • B. 

      1781 Miles

    • C. 

      2,743 Miles

    • D. 

      3,031 Miles

  • 14. 
    Which Apollo flight was the first to orbit the moon?
    • A. 

      Apollo 1

    • B. 

      Apollo 13

    • C. 

      Apollo 8

    • D. 

      Apollo 15

  • 15. 
    Who first devised a possible way to terraform Mars?
    • A. 

      Copernicus

    • B. 

      Robert Zubrin

    • C. 

      Chris McKay

    • D. 

      James Lovelock

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