The Big Quiz On Astronomy

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Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia

Calling all Astronomy fans for the ultimate quiz challenge


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the name of the first artificial satellite launched into space?
    • A. 

      Sputnik I

    • B. 

      Spudnik

    • C. 

      Sputter

    • D. 

      Spudneck

  • 2. 
    What is a spacecraft that orbits planets, moons or other large space objects called?
    • A. 

      Space Probe

    • B. 

      Moonie

    • C. 

      False Radar

    • D. 

      Spacey

  • 3. 
    What spacecraft takes astronauts into space, orbits the Earth and can be flown more than once?
    • A. 

      Galileo

    • B. 

      Sputnik I

    • C. 

      Space Shuttle

    • D. 

      Mariner

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the spacecraft that took the first men to the moon?
    • A. 

      Apollo The Light

    • B. 

      Armstrong Apollo

    • C. 

      Apollo 13

    • D. 

      Apollo 11

  • 5. 
    Where on the moon did people first land a spacecraft?
    • A. 

      The Sea Of Tranquility

    • B. 

      The Dark Side

    • C. 

      The Eagle

    • D. 

      Mount Tranquility

  • 6. 
    Who was the first U.S. woman astronaut?
    • A. 

      Sally Ride

    • B. 

      Rally Ride

    • C. 

      Kitty Ride

    • D. 

      Josi Ride

  • 7. 
    What does an astronaut experience in space that causes muscle weakness if exposed too long?
    • A. 

      Lack Of Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Moon Madness

    • C. 

      Weightlessness

    • D. 

      Stardust

  • 8. 
    What is another name for a "shadow clock"?
    • A. 

      Time Shift

    • B. 

      Grandfather Clock

    • C. 

      Sundial

    • D. 

      Stop Watch

  • 9. 
    What are the artificial visual pictures that people often make from star clusters called?
    • A. 

      Photographs

    • B. 

      Starry Eyes

    • C. 

      Constellations

    • D. 

      Planeteers

  • 10. 
    What navigational instruments measure the angle of a star to the horizon?
    • A. 

      Sixes

    • B. 

      Sixers

    • C. 

      Instants

    • D. 

      Sextants

  • 11. 
    What is the place where projectors are used to show the night sky?
    • A. 

      Planetarium

    • B. 

      Studio

    • C. 

      Universe

    • D. 

      Arboretum

  • 12. 
    What is a huge group of stars, gas and dust in space called?
    • A. 

      Pulsar

    • B. 

      Swirlie

    • C. 

      Galaxy

    • D. 

      Constellation

  • 13. 
    Which of these is a type of galaxy?
    • A. 

      Vertical

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Horizontal

    • D. 

      Cellular

  • 14. 
    What is another name for space?
    • A. 

      Weighing

    • B. 

      Blackened

    • C. 

      Universe

    • D. 

      Nothingness

  • 15. 
    What is the distance that light travels in a year called?
    • A. 

      Leap Year

    • B. 

      Normal Year

    • C. 

      Parsec

    • D. 

      Light Year

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