Uranus & Neptune Quiz 12.10.10

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Uranus Quizzes & Trivia

SPASH Astronomy students should take this quiz on Uranus and Neptune on Friday, December 10, 2010.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ancient astronomers knew about Uranus and Neptune because they orbit through constellations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Uranus was discovered by a British Astronomer named
    • A. 

      Lassee

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Herschel

    • D. 

      Sagan

  • 3. 
    While Uranus is greenish in color, Neptune appears as bright ________________.
  • 4. 
    Observations of the orbit of Uranus lead to the discovery of Neptune.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Uranus and Neptune are approximately ____ the size of Earth
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      The same

    • C. 

      2x

    • D. 

      4x

    • E. 

      10x

  • 6. 
    The tilt of Uranus is unusual because
    • A. 

      It is tilted 98 degrees and spins on it's side.

    • B. 

      It is tilted 176 degrees and spins on it's head.

    • C. 

      It rotates backwards: this is called retrograde motion.

    • D. 

      The tilt always changes and wobbles with each revolution around the sun.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the most abundant element in the Jovian planets?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Ammonia

    • C. 

      Iron

    • D. 

      Hydrogen

  • 8. 
    Methane is the molecule responsible for the bright color of Uranus and Neptune.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Dark ______ is a hurricane-like storm with estimated winds of 2,000mph on Neptune.
  • 10. 
    Check all of the following spacecraft that have gathered information orbiting Uranus and Neptune.
    • A. 

      Hubble

    • B. 

      Cassini

    • C. 

      Voyager 2

    • D. 

      Chandra

  • 11. 
    Theoretical models indicate that Uranus and Neptune have __________ cores similar to Saturn and Jupiter.
    • A. 

      Liquid iron

    • B. 

      Solid iron

    • C. 

      Icey

    • D. 

      Rocky

  • 12. 
    The magnetospheres surrounding Uranus and Neptune match that of the orbital tilt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    How many moons currently orbit Uranus?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      27

  • 14. 
    How many moons currently orbit Neptune?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      42

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      Unkown

  • 15. 
    Triton is the largest moon found orbiting Neptune. What do scientists believe they found on Triton?
    • A. 

      Extremophiles

    • B. 

      Water ice

    • C. 

      Saltwater oceans

    • D. 

      Intelligent life

  • 16. 
    The ring system surrounding Uranus was discovered in 1977 when Astronomers observed __________ _______________, the diming of a star when the rings passed in front of it.
  • 17. 
    Uranus has one broad ring while neptune has ____ narrow rings.
  • 18. 
    The asteroid-sized innermost, icey moon orbiting Uranus is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Miranda

    • B. 

      Triton

    • C. 

      Io

    • D. 

      Europa

  • 19. 
    Neptune creates its own internal heat and therefor has more weather, cloud, and band structure than Uranus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    I actually studied for the quiz today (examples of studying include: read the chapter, made the notecard, did bold terms, etc.)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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