Sun: Astronomy Trivia Questions Quiz

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Sun: Astronomy Trivia Questions Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the meaning of E=mc squared?
  • 2. 
    The number of sunspots and thier activity peak about every:
    • A. 

      5-20 years

    • B. 

      11 or so years

    • C. 

      80 years

  • 3. 
    How many more times stronger is the sun's gravity than Earths?
    • A. 

      28 times

    • B. 

      16 times

    • C. 

      100 times

  • 4. 
    The Homestake mine data concerned scientists about the suns core because:
    • A. 

      It was higher than expected

    • B. 

      It was half of what they expected

    • C. 

      It was 1/3 of what they expected

  • 5. 
    What is the meaning of Solar Constant?
    • A. 

      The amount of energy reaching the surface every second.

    • B. 

      The constant stream of solar activity.

    • C. 

      The amount of time it takes for the sun to rotate.

  • 6. 
    The pattern of rising hot gas cells all over the photosphere are:
    • A. 

      Supergravitation

    • B. 

      Supergranulation

  • 7. 
    From where does solar wind flow?
    • A. 

      Solar holes

    • B. 

      Coronal Holes

    • C. 

      Wind Holes

  • 8. 
    The ________ minimum was a period of solar inactivity between 1645 and 1715.
  • 9. 
    When the chromosphere can be seen durring a solar eclipse it appears _________.
  • 10. 
    What is the weakest of the fundamental forces?
  • 11. 
    Loops of glowing hydrogen seen hanging over the solar limb durring totality are:
    • A. 

      Solar Holes

    • B. 

      Gravitational spots

    • C. 

      Prominences

  • 12. 
    The light we see from the sun comes from the layer ______.
  • 13. 
    How many Planet Earths could fit in the sun?
    • A. 

      2,000

    • B. 

      332,000

    • C. 

      100,000

  • 14. 
    Why cant we walk on the surface of the sun?
    • A. 

      Because there isnt a solid surface.

    • B. 

      Because there isnt a surface.

    • C. 

      Because thats not what jesus would do.

  • 15. 
    The strongest of the forces is ___________.
  • 16. 
    What is the size of a typical granule or convection cell in the photosphere?
    • A. 

      1,000 km across

    • B. 

      2,000 km across

    • C. 

      3,000 km across

  • 17. 
    The Mechanism that powers the sun is ________.
  • 18. 
    The transformation of _________ to __________ is responsible for light emitted by almost all the stars we can see.
  • 19. 
    Which force is the dominate for in the universe on all scales larger than earth? _______
  • 20. 
    What causes the variation of brightness in the granules?
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Radiantion

  • 21. 
    Why is the chromosphere dimmer than the photosphere?
    • A. 

      Low gas

    • B. 

      Low gravity

    • C. 

      Low density

  • 22. 
    What are spicles?
  • 23. 
    What is a coronal mass ejection?
  • 24. 
    What is a solar flare?
  • 25. 
    What is a prominence?
  • 26. 
    What causes solar wind?
    • A. 

      Gas

    • B. 

      Escaping solar particles

    • C. 

      Gravity