Year 8 Science - Exploring The Universe

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Universe Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the planets in order from the sun.
    • A. 

      Mercury Earth Neptune Uranus Mars Saturn Jupiter

    • B. 

      Neptune Uranus Saturn Jupiter Mars Earth Venus Mercury

    • C. 

      Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

    • D. 

      Sun Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Pluto MilkyWay

  • 2. 
    What is the collective name of the 4 inner planets?
    • A. 

      Terrestrial planets

    • B. 

      Rocky planets

    • C. 

      Gas giants

    • D. 

      Jovian planets

  • 3. 
    What are the names of these 4 planets?
    • A. 

      Mercury Venus Earth Mars

    • B. 

      Mercury Earth Jupiter Uranus

    • C. 

      Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

    • D. 

      Neptune Saturn Mars Venus

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the planetoid that used to be a planet until 2007?
    • A. 

      Neptune

    • B. 

      Pluto

    • C. 

      Red Dwarf

    • D. 

      The moon

  • 5. 
    What did this planetoid loose planet status?
  • 6. 
    What is the name of the galaxy we live in?
    • A. 

      The Universe

    • B. 

      The Solar System

    • C. 

      Milky Way

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 7. 
    What are the names of the 4 outer planets?
    • A. 

      Neptune Uranus Saturn Jupiter

    • B. 

      Mercury Venus Earth Mars

    • C. 

      Venus earth Mars Jupiter

    • D. 

      Jupiter Saturn Uranus Mars

  • 8. 
    What is the collective name of the 4 outer planets?
    • A. 

      Gas Giants

    • B. 

      Jovian planets

    • C. 

      The outer planets

    • D. 

      Terrestrial planets

  • 9. 
    What is the asteroid belt?
  • 10. 
    Where is the asteroid belt located?
  • 11. 
    Which direction does the earth rotate?
    • A. 

      Anti-clockwise

    • B. 

      Clockwise

    • C. 

      East to West

    • D. 

      North to South

  • 12. 
    What is the shape of the earth's orbit around the sun?
    • A. 

      Round

    • B. 

      Square

    • C. 

      Elliptical

    • D. 

      Triangular

  • 13. 
    What phenomenon does the Earth's  rotation control?
    • A. 

      The tides

    • B. 

      Seasons

    • C. 

      Day and night

    • D. 

      Time

  • 14. 
    What does perihelion mean?
  • 15. 
    Equinox means: days in which _______ and _______ are of equal duration.
  • 16. 
    What is a leap year?
  • 17. 
    What pehnomenon does the Earth's orbit control?
    • A. 

      The year

    • B. 

      Seasons

    • C. 

      Day and night

    • D. 

      Green House gas emissions

  • 18. 
    Why is it hotter at the equator than at the poles of the Earth?
  • 19. 
    What is the name of the galaxy closest to ours?
    • A. 

      Milky Way

    • B. 

      Andromeda Galaxy

    • C. 

      Magellanic Clouds

    • D. 

      Dwarf galaxy

  • 20. 
    What is the Universe?
  • 21. 
    What does our Galaxy look like?
  • 22. 
    Which solar body is most likely to sustain human life?
    • A. 

      Moon

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Andromeda