Space Exploration Unit Practice Test

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Space Quizzes & Trivia

Goes over topics such as: Influential Thinkers and their theories (ie. Copernicus) Geocentric and Heliocentric Models Solstices & Equinox Telescopes Measuring distance in space Azimuth & Altitude Space Events Triangulation and Parallax Meteors/Meteroids, Meteroites Planets and their Characteristics Stars Space Technology (ie. Solar Sails, Ion Drives, Radio waves) Rockets


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a star is "red shifted", it means the star is___________.
    • A. 

      Shifting away from the Earth

    • B. 

      Shifting towards the Earth

    • C. 

      Shifting right of the Earth

    • D. 

      Shifting left of the Earth

  • 2. 
    When a star is "blue shifted", it means the star is__________.
    • A. 

      Shifting towards Earth

    • B. 

      Shifting away from the Earth

    • C. 

      Shifting left of the Earth

    • D. 

      Shifting right of the Earth

  • 3. 
    Longer wave lengths mean ____________. 
    • A. 

      Lower frequency

    • B. 

      Higher frequency

    • C. 

      Lower shifts

    • D. 

      Higher shifts

  • 4. 
    Shorter wave lengths mean __________.
    • A. 

      Higher frequency

    • B. 

      Lower frequency

    • C. 

      Lower shifts

    • D. 

      Higher shifts

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction

    • B. 

      The velocity of a body remains constant unless the body is acted upon by an external force

    • C. 

      Change in position of a light-emitting object due to the constancy of the speed of light and the motion of the observer relative to the emitter

    • D. 

      Gravity pulls objects down which is equal to the distance it was launched

  • 6. 
    Select the different types of fuel that could be used to propell a rocket. (hint: there are 3)
    • A. 

      Liquid oxygen

    • B. 

      Gasoline

    • C. 

      Liquid hydrogen

    • D. 

      Xenon

    • E. 

      Oxygen

    • F. 

      Oil

  • 7. 
    How do ion drives work?
    • A. 

      The sun's energy

    • B. 

      Metal causes Hydrogen to become ions

    • C. 

      Metal causes Helium to become ions

    • D. 

      Plasma

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Using sun's energy

    • B. 

      Using dark matter

    • C. 

      Using wind in space

    • D. 

      The sun's dark spots

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      First official satellite

    • B. 

      Launched by NASA

    • C. 

      Traveled to Neptune

    • D. 

      Was unsuccessful after launch

  • 10. 
    If you were to enter a black hole, there would be a white hole on the other side. Why is it impossible to get out of the white hole after entering?
    • A. 

      Einstein Rosen Bridge

    • B. 

      Time travel

    • C. 

      Hole will close off

    • D. 

      White holes don't exist

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      USA

  • 12. 
    What is the Canadarm?
    • A. 

      A mechanical arm

    • B. 

      A real arm in space

    • C. 

      A space shuttle

    • D. 

      A space research organization

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • B. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • C. 

      Buzz Aldrin

    • D. 

      Buzz Light year

  • 14. 
  • 15. 
    Why would it be unreasonable to expect Saturn-like rings around any of the inner planets?
    • A. 

      Not enough gravity

    • B. 

      No moons

    • C. 

      Not enough dust

    • D. 

      Because they have moons

  • 16. 
    Although white dwarf stars are small in size, they are the most______.
    • A. 

      Dense

    • B. 

      Hottest

    • C. 

      Coldest

    • D. 

      Active

  • 17. 
    The Hertzsprung Russell diagram places stars on a diagram according to its colour to determine it's temperature. If a star is purple, green or blue, then the star is most likely ________ and ________.
    • A. 

      Hotter and brighter

    • B. 

      Hotter and darker

    • C. 

      Colder and brighter

    • D. 

      Colder and darker

  • 18. 
    The Hertzsprung Russell diagram places stars on a diagram according to its colour to determine it's temperature. If a star is red, orange or yellow, then the star is most likely _______ and _______.
    • A. 

      Colder and darker

    • B. 

      Colder and brighter

    • C. 

      Hotter and brighter

    • D. 

      Hotter and darker

  • 19. 
    A star is at the red giant phase, it then turns into a white dwarf because the _______ _______ stops.
    • A. 

      Fusion reaction

    • B. 

      Super nova

    • C. 

      Kinetic energy

    • D. 

      Center light

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Cloud of gas and dust swirls to form sun, then remaining creates planets

    • B. 

      Several stars are combined to create the sun, which then pulls gas and dust to form planets

    • C. 

      Meteoroids and other space waste accumulate to create a solar system

    • D. 

      Sun was created with many stars, planets were giant pieces of rock from the asteroid belt

  • 21. 
    A planet is a celestial body that moves in a circular orbit around a star (the Sun).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of these characteristics describe the planet Mercury?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen and Helium atmosphere

    • B. 

      No atmosphere

    • C. 

      Scorched

    • D. 

      Has rings

    • E. 

      Carbon Dioxide atmosphere

    • F. 

      Supports life

  • 23. 
    Which of these characteristics describe the planet Venus?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen and Helium atmosphere

    • B. 

      Hottest planet

    • C. 

      Large highland terrain

    • D. 

      Has rings

    • E. 

      Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen atmosphere

    • F. 

      Supports life

  • 24. 
    Who proposed the Geocentric model?
  • 25. 
  • 26. 
    In the Geocentric model, it was proposed that the _________ was the center of the universe.
  • 27. 
    In the Heliocentric model, it was proposed that the ________ was the center of the universe.
  • 28. 
    Light years is used to measure the distance light travels in __ year.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      9.5

  • 29. 
    To locate the position of an object in space you must know the ______ and the ______.
    • A. 

      Azimuth and altitude

    • B. 

      Azimuth and height

    • C. 

      Location and height

    • D. 

      Triangulation and parallax

  • 30. 
    An altitude of 90 degrees, is also known as your ______.
  • 31. 
    Rockets must have a travel at a speed of ________km/h to escape the Earth's atmosphere (escape velocity).
    • A. 

      2800 km/h

    • B. 

      9,300 km/h

    • C. 

      100 km/h

    • D. 

      300,000 km/h

  • 32. 
    Ion drive's have an engine thar use _______ instead of chemical fuel.
    • A. 

      Xenon gas

    • B. 

      Hydrogen gas

    • C. 

      Liquid oxygen

    • D. 

      Liquid hydrogen

  • 33. 
    What are the 4 types of satellites?
    • A. 

      Communication

    • B. 

      Observation and Research

    • C. 

      Remote Sensing

    • D. 

      GPS

    • E. 

      Refracting

    • F. 

      Reflecting

  • 34. 
    Refracting telescopes uses _______.
    • A. 

      2 lens

    • B. 

      Mirrors

    • C. 

      Glass

    • D. 

      Metal

  • 35. 
    Reflecting telescopes use _______.
    • A. 

      Mirrors

    • B. 

      2 lens

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Glass