The Astronomy Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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The Astronomy Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the traveling speed of the Milky Way galaxy through our universe?
    • A. 

      1,350,000 M.P.H.

    • B. 

      2,573,000 M.P.H.

    • C. 

      2,537,876 M.P.H.

    • D. 

      1,200,000 M.P.H.

  • 2. 
    What is the speed of the solar system around the center of the galaxy?
    • A. 

      397,284 Miles Per Hour

    • B. 

      612,000 Miles Per Hour

    • C. 

      485,000 Miles Per Hour

    • D. 

      501,377 Miles Per Hour

  • 3. 
    What is the speed of Earth (Sol 3) around its primary (the sun, Sol)?
    • A. 

      81,400 Miles Per Hour.

    • B. 

      94,862 Miles Per Hour

    • C. 

      73,489 Miles Per Hour

    • D. 

      66,600 Miles Per Hour

  • 4. 
    Ian Shelton, who discovered Supernova 1987A, while observing in Chile, was working for what university?
    • A. 

      University Of Toronto

    • B. 

      Stanford

    • C. 

      University Of Washington

    • D. 

      Cambridge

  • 5. 
    What was so unusual about the Mercury space flights?
    • A. 

      Each Capsule's Name Had A 7

    • B. 

      They Were All Named Jr.

    • C. 

      Each Man Was A Navy Pilot

    • D. 

      Each Man Was Over 6 Feet Tall

  • 6. 
    Which sea is not found on the earth's moon?
    • A. 

      Sea Of Tranquility

    • B. 

      Sea Of Showers

    • C. 

      Sea Of Storms

    • D. 

      Sea Of Tethys

  • 7. 
    Who is credited with creating the "Big Bang Theory"?
    • A. 

      Albert Einstein

    • B. 

      Paul Dirac

    • C. 

      Stephen Hawking

    • D. 

      Georges Lemaitre

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not a Galilean satellite?
    • A. 

      Europa

    • B. 

      Miranda

    • C. 

      Io

    • D. 

      Ganymede

  • 9. 
    How many times more does Jupiter radiate energy than what it receives from the sun?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      2.5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      1.5

  • 10. 
    Which of Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion states the radius vector passes over an equal area in equal time intervals?
    • A. 

      Fourth

    • B. 

      Third

    • C. 

      First

    • D. 

      Second

  • 11. 
    What distinction does Mira (Omicron Ceti) hold in astronomy?
    • A. 

      First Double Star

    • B. 

      First Announced Variable Star

    • C. 

      First Recorded Star

    • D. 

      First Magnitude Star

  • 12. 
    In which constellation was the first double star observed?
    • A. 

      Canis Major

    • B. 

      Orion

    • C. 

      Ursa Major

    • D. 

      Canis Minor

  • 13. 
    Which planet was discovered in 1781 with the help of Bode's Law?
    • A. 

      Uranus

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Pluto

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 14. 
    What was the maximum age limit for the first U.S. astronauts?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      65

    • C. 

      28

    • D. 

      35

  • 15. 
    In which constellation does the vernal equinox appear?
    • A. 

      Pisces

    • B. 

      Taurus

    • C. 

      Aries

    • D. 

      Aquarius

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