Science Knowledge Quiz #2

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 43

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Science Knowledge Quizzes & Trivia

I was surprised at how many people took my first science quiz, but sadly the average score was only 45%. At least nearly everyone got the right answer to the question about the world's human (over)population. Good on 'ya! Try your hand at this one, which focuses on astronomy! (I made it easier too!). Good luck! Michael


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Stars in the same constellation were formed at about the same time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    During the month of December the north celestial pole points to the star Polaris, but during June it points to the star Vega.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    It is warmer in the summer because the earth is closer to the sun in summer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The lowest amount of solar energy incident upon a square meter of land in the Northern Hemisphere occurs on or about December 21st.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A geosynchronous orbit of an object is one in which the object orbits around the earth during one rotational period of the earth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The model of Copernicus for the solar system was no more accurate than that of Ptolemy in making predictions about the future positions of objects such as the planets in the sky.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Ultraviolet and infrared radiation can't be seen by the human eye because they have shorter wavelengths than visible light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Absolute zero is the temperature at which atoms have no remaining energy from which we can extract heat. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The two most abundant elements in the sun are hydrogen and oxygen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A total lunar eclipse can only occur during a full moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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