Universe Home Quiz

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Universe Home Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How large is the Milky Way Galaxy (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      It is the largest known galaxy in the universe

    • B. 

      It is 100,000 light years across

    • C. 

      It takes up 1/2 of the known universe

    • D. 

      It cannot be measured or compared since we have never been that far!

    • E. 

      It is very small compared to the universe

    • F. 

      It is 300,000,000,000 stars big (300 billion)

  • 2. 
    What is there more of in a galaxy?
    • A. 

      Stars (billions of them)

    • B. 

      Planets (all the stars have them)

    • C. 

      Nothing (wide open, empty space)

    • D. 

      Garbage left over from man's space exploration

  • 3. 
    What are these two constellations' names?
    • A. 

      The big and little dipper

    • B. 

      The drinking gourds

    • C. 

      The boxes on handles

    • D. 

      Orion and Taurus

  • 4. 
    When can you see these two constellations?
    • A. 

      Only in the summer time since the sun gets in the way the other three seasons

    • B. 

      Every night since they are circumpolar (or near the north pole)

    • C. 

      Only in the winter, spring and fall. (it all depends on the time of night)

    • D. 

      Never because they are only seen from the southern hemispere

  • 5. 
    Check everything that is true about these two constellations.
    • A. 

      These stars are all in the same direction from earth in space.

    • B. 

      The two stars in the big dipper can be used to find the "north star" in the little dipper.

    • C. 

      The stars are all the same distance from earth

    • D. 

      All these stars are in the Milky Way Galaxy

  • 6. 
    What are galaxies made of?
    • A. 

      A few stars, moon dust, and nebulaes

    • B. 

      Many universes and black holes

    • C. 

      Billions of stars

    • D. 

      Thousands of stars and their planets

  • 7. 
    If you traveled out of the solar system to the limits of the Oort cloud and looked back, what would the planets look like?
    • A. 

      Huge spheres of gas and rock

    • B. 

      Very little and tiny, if you could see them at all

    • C. 

      Spinning balls that circled the sun

    • D. 

      They would look much bigger than the sun since they were closer to you

  • 8. 
    If an alien were to write you a letter, how would he address the envelope with all the important information to ensure the letter got to you from another part of the universe?
    • A. 

      Dear Earthling: Planet Earth, The Solar System, The Milky Way Galaxy, This Universe

    • B. 

      Dear Earthlet: Third Rock From the Sun, Near the moon of Luna, This side of the asteroid belt

    • C. 

      Bag of Meat: Andromeda Galaxy, Mizar the star, fourth planet from the big bow tie nebula

    • D. 

      Alien Scum: third star to the right and straight on til morning!

  • 9. 
    This is the constellation of Orion.  It is a zodiac constellation that is considered a winter constellation.  Why? (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      It is named after the great hunter Orion, who was a COLD hearted killer.

    • B. 

      It is mainly seen in the winter months when the earth's axis is tilted away from the sun.

    • C. 

      It cannot be seen in the summer because the sun is in between the earth and this constellation in the summer months.

    • D. 

      It is named after the God of Snow in greek mythology

  • 10. 
    Using this diagram, mark the Zodiac Constellations that you might see in May.
    • A. 

      Libra

    • B. 

      Taurus

    • C. 

      Gemini

    • D. 

      Scorpio

  • 11. 
    Using this diagram, which constellations would you most likely see in November?
    • A. 

      Aries

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      Sagitarius

    • D. 

      Virgo

  • 12. 
    Using this diagram: if it was November, how long would it be until I could see the constellation, Libra?
    • A. 

      3 months

    • B. 

      6 months

    • C. 

      A year

    • D. 

      Never, the sun would always be in the way

  • 13. 
    This is an image taken of deep space by the Hubble Space Telescope.  What can you see?
    • A. 

      A cluster of galaxies

    • B. 

      Millions and millions of years into the past

    • C. 

      Habitable planets that we can go to

    • D. 

      Nothing, Hubble Images are all fake!

  • 14. 
    This is Leo the Lion.  Constellation are: (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      A group of stars that are in the same direction from earth.

    • B. 

      A group of stars that are all the same distance from earth

    • C. 

      A group of stars that are named after an animal, person or thing that they resemble

    • D. 

      A way that we map the sky so we can find objects like planets at night that wander around

    • E. 

      A animal or person that got stuck up in space and can't get down

  • 15. 
    Aliens most likely exist because:OK, they probably don't look like this but it was a fun picture)
    • A. 

      They have been here and visited by great uncle.

    • B. 

      The scientific possibility that they don't exist is near impossible. The sheer number of stars is too great.

    • C. 

      The government has already been contacted but they don't tell anyone because they want to make sure they will reelected first.

    • D. 

      They don't because we have never seen one in all they places we have been in space

  • 16. 
    What am I looking at in this photo? (mark all the apply)
    • A. 

      The center of our galaxy.

    • B. 

      Spilled milk in space called the "Milky Way"

    • C. 

      Millions of stars

    • D. 

      The northern lights or "Aurora Borealis"

  • 17. 
    As you use this diagram and see the many different types of stars, what makes a star to appear brighter or dimmer than others? (check all the apply)
    • A. 

      The size of the star (the bigger the brighter)

    • B. 

      The temperature of the star (the colder the dimmer)

    • C. 

      The number of stars (two are brighter than one)

    • D. 

      The distance of the star (the farther ones are dimmer)

  • 18. 
    Why are distances in space measured in light years?
    • A. 

      Distances in space are so great that a large unit is needed

    • B. 

      Astronomical Units are way too big for anything but use in our Solar System

    • C. 

      Light years are easy to understand

    • D. 

      Everyone in the world is using it, so we do too.