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Astronomy Quiz Questions and Answers


Astronomy Quiz Questions and Answers

1) What is the speed per minute at which earth revolves around the sun?

Answer: More than 1600 km.

2) At what interval does the sun shine vertically on the Equator?

Answer: Twice a year.

3) Which gas is most predominant in the sun?

Answer: Hydrogen.

4) How many does the moon take to return to the same position among the constellation?

Answer: 28 days.

5) Which planet has the largest number of satellite?

Answer: Saturn.

6) What are comets?

Answer: Celestial bodies.

7) Which planets can be seen by the naked eye of a normal human being?

Answer: Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

8) On which planet of the solar system does the sun rise in the west and set in the east?

Answer: Venus.

9) Which is the element found on the surface of the moon?

Answer: Titanium.

10) Which is the biggest star in our galaxy?

Answer: Red Giants.

11) Which is the nearest star to the earth excluding e sun in our galaxy?

Answer: Proxima Centauri.

12) What is the stage named in the evolution of stars when they possess super gravity?

Answer: Black Hole Stage.

13) Who invented the telescope which was the main tool in the study in Astronomy?

Answer: Galileo.

14) About the earth one astronomer said “nevertheless it moves”, who was that astronomer?

Answer: Galileo.

15) How many days the Mercury needs to complete one revolution around the sun?

Answer: 88 days.

16) How many years the Jupiter takes to complete one revolution around the sun?

Answer: 12 years.

17) How many years the Saturn takes to complete one revolution around the sun?

Answer: 30 years.

18) What are the small planets revolving around the sun in between Mars and Jupiter?

Answer: Asteroids.

19) Which Celestial body has the most concentric orbit?

Answer: Comet.

20) What is the name of the orbit of comets around the sun?

Answer: Elliptical Orbit.

21) Which astronomer was the first to say that the earth orbited the sun?

Answer: Copemicus.

22) Which is the hottest planet in the Solar System?

Answer: Mercury.

23) How many satellites are there for Mars?

Answer: Two.

24) Which are the two satellites of Mars?

Answer: Phobos and Deimos.

25) Which is the largest satellite in our solar system?

Answer: Ganymede.

26) Ganymede belongs to which planet?

Answer: Jupiter.

27) Which is the biggest satellite of Saturn?

Answer: Titan.

28) When was Uranus discovered?

Answer: 1781.

29) Which is the slowest planet in our solar system?

Answer: Pluto.

30) What is the name of a diffuse cloud of particles and gases visible either as a hazy patch of light or an irregular dark region?

Answer: Nebula.


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