Unit 1 Week 1 Quiz

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Universe Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is for the reading you are doing in the Kingfisher Science encyclopedia


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The universe consist of our planet and the other planets that orbit the sun

    • B. 

      The universe is everything that exists

    • C. 

      The universe is our galaxy and all of the stars we can see from earth

    • D. 

      The universe has our galaxy along with 7 other galaxies

  • 2. 
    Mark all of the statements below that are correct
    • A. 

      The Earth is one of 8 planets circling the sun

    • B. 

      We can stimate that there are at least 100 billion billion stars

    • C. 

      Our sun is a medium hot yellow star

    • D. 

      The milky way is a spiral shaped galaxy

  • 3. 
    The milky way along with about how many other galaxies forms a cluster in space?
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      48

    • D. 

      5

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The distance between the moon and the earth

    • B. 

      The distance between the sun and mercury

    • C. 

      The distance between the earth and venus

    • D. 

      The distance between the earth and the sun

  • 5. 
    One AU is equal to
    • A. 

      250 million miles

    • B. 

      340 thousand miles

    • C. 

      93 million miles

    • D. 

      64 thousand miles

  • 6. 
    A light year is the distance light travels in  a year
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A light year is 4.9 million miles
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Milky Way is 100,000 light years  (l.y.) across
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Everything in the universe is moving
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The astronomer presented the first evidence to show that other galaxies existed outside our own in 1924
    • A. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • B. 

      George Ellary Hale

    • C. 

      Edwin Hubble

    • D. 

      Ejnar Hertzsprung