Year 8 Science - Space

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Year 8 Science - Space

This is a preparatory quiz for the "Space Trek" Unit in Yr 8 Science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Our nearest star (apart from out Sun) is ______________?
  • 2. 
    The two main gases making up our Sun are:
    • A. 

      Hydrogen and Neon

    • B. 

      Hydrogen and Oxygen

    • C. 

      Hydrogen and Helium

    • D. 

      Hydrogen and Nitrogen

  • 3. 
    Our galaxy is called ........
    • A. 

      The Crab Galaxy

    • B. 

      The Milky Way Galaxy

    • C. 

      The Andromeda Galaxy

    • D. 

      The Ford Galaxy

  • 4. 
    The following diagram shows the possible lifecycles of a star. At which stage is our Sun presently?
    • A. 

      Average Star

    • B. 

      Massive Star

    • C. 

      Red Giant

    • D. 

      Red Supergiant

  • 5. 
    Probably the most famous comet is ___________  Comet. It returns to Earth approximately every 75 years.
    • A. 

      Galileo's

    • B. 

      Newton's

    • C. 

      Einstein's

    • D. 

      Halley's

  • 6. 
    The speed of light is approximately:
    • A. 

      300 000 000 km per sec

    • B. 

      300 000 km per sec

    • C. 

      30 000 km per sec

    • D. 

      300 000 km per hour

  • 7. 
    The planets in our Solar System can be broken up into two distinct groups:
    • A. 

      Terrestrial and Aqua planets

    • B. 

      Solar and Gas planets

    • C. 

      Solar and Lunar planets

    • D. 

      Terrestrial and Gas planets

  • 8. 
    A black hole is formed from:
    • A. 

      A planet

    • B. 

      A comet

    • C. 

      A star

    • D. 

      A galaxy

  • 9. 
    Man's first landing on the moon in Apollo 11 was in the year:
    • A. 

      1967

    • B. 

      1969

    • C. 

      1971

    • D. 

      1973

  • 10. 
    The most likely planet to be inhabited by humans after Earth is:
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Pluto

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