Test Your Knowledge About Astronomy

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which position from the sun is the Earth in our solar system?
    • A. 

      Second

    • B. 

      Third

    • C. 

      Fourth

    • D. 

      Seventh

  • 2. 
    What is a meteoroid called if it lands on the Earth's surface?
    • A. 

      Meteor

    • B. 

      Pommel

    • C. 

      Meteorite

    • D. 

      Craterite

  • 3. 
    What is the theory of the beginning of the universe called?
    • A. 

      String Theory

    • B. 

      Molecular Domination Theory

    • C. 

      The Big Bang Theory

    • D. 

      The Cosmic Dust Theory

  • 4. 
    What is the process of growth by the slow increase of particles called?
    • A. 

      Credit

    • B. 

      Accredited

    • C. 

      Accurate

    • D. 

      Accretion

  • 5. 
    Who first proposed the heliocentric model of the solar system?
    • A. 

      Kepler

    • B. 

      Aristarcus

    • C. 

      Newton

    • D. 

      Einstein

  • 6. 
    What was the first man-made object to land on Mercury?
    • A. 

      Voyager 2

    • B. 

      Pioneer 11

    • C. 

      Mariner 10

    • D. 

      None Ever Have

  • 7. 
    What percentage of the mass of the solar system does the sun contain?
    • A. 

      15.60%

    • B. 

      99.86%

    • C. 

      38.55%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 8. 
    Which satellite in our solar system has the largest diameter?
    • A. 

      Titan

    • B. 

      Ganymede

    • C. 

      Callisto

    • D. 

      Gigantis Major

  • 9. 
    Which planet has the most eccentric orbit?
    • A. 

      Uranus

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Pluto

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not one of Jupiter's moons?
    • A. 

      Io

    • B. 

      Mimas

    • C. 

      Callisto

    • D. 

      Ganymede

  • 11. 
    In what year did the British scientist William Herschel discover Uranus?
    • A. 

      1811

    • B. 

      1643

    • C. 

      1781

    • D. 

      1725

  • 12. 
    Between which two planets does the asteroid belt lie?
    • A. 

      Mars And Jupiter

    • B. 

      Jupiter And Saturn

    • C. 

      Earth And Mars

    • D. 

      Saturn And Uranus

  • 13. 
    Scientists have theorized that, when it was 700,000 years old, the universe had expanded and cooled to what temperature?
    • A. 

      -273 C

    • B. 

      10258 K

    • C. 

      100 C

    • D. 

      3000 K

  • 14. 
    Which rocket carried Sputnik into space?
    • A. 

      Vanguard

    • B. 

      R-7

    • C. 

      Redstone

    • D. 

      J-5

  • 15. 
    What was the name of the capsule that took Alan Shepard into space?
    • A. 

      Freedom 6

    • B. 

      Mercury 3

    • C. 

      Freedom 7

    • D. 

      Mercury 4

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