What’s Your Astronomy IQ?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many stars make up the Big Dipper?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      7

  • 2. 
    What is the constellation known as the Ram also called?
    • A. 

      Leo

    • B. 

      Aries

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      Gemini

  • 3. 
    About how long does it take for sunlight to reach the Earth from the Sun?
    • A. 

      8 Minutes 20 Seconds

    • B. 

      1 Hour

    • C. 

      1 Minute

    • D. 

      24 Hours

  • 4. 
    Which of these planets does not have rings?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Neptune

    • D. 

      Uranus

  • 5. 
    Which of these planets is smallest in diameter?
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 6. 
    About how often does Halley's Comet return?
    • A. 

      76 Years

    • B. 

      200 Years

    • C. 

      100 Years

    • D. 

      10 Years

  • 7. 
    Halley's Comet is predicted to appear again in which year?
    • A. 

      2176

    • B. 

      2099

    • C. 

      2010

    • D. 

      2061

  • 8. 
    The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed on which Space Shuttle in 1990?
    • A. 

      Challenger

    • B. 

      American

    • C. 

      Discovery

    • D. 

      Eagle

  • 9. 
    Who was the first person to use a telescope for astronomy?
    • A. 

      Copernicus

    • B. 

      Leonardo Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 10. 
    Which is the slowest orbiting planet?
    • A. 

      Uranus

    • B. 

      Pluto

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 11. 
    What is the third brightest object in the Earth's sky?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Earth's Moon

    • C. 

      North Star

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 12. 
    I am the galaxy closest in light years to the Milky Way Galaxy?
    • A. 

      Pleiades

    • B. 

      Orion

    • C. 

      Andromeda

    • D. 

      Omnicron

  • 13. 
    Which planet of our solar system has the most known moons?
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 14. 
    In which year was Hubble's Law formulated?
    • A. 

      1929

    • B. 

      1785

    • C. 

      1814

    • D. 

      2000

  • 15. 
    In which year did the first space shuttle launch?
    • A. 

      1988

    • B. 

      1981

    • C. 

      1999

    • D. 

      1971

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