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Astronomy Quiz - Stars
1. A group of stars that form an imaginary pattern is a:
A solar system
B galaxy
C constellation
2. The constellations that travel directly overhead in the same path as the sun are the:
A elevated stars
B zodiac constellations
C alpha constellations
3. What is the scientific name for the Southern Cross?
A Centaurus
B Crux
C Orion
4. What are the first five letters of the Greek alphabet?
A alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon
B alpha, omega, gamma, phi, delta
C omega, pi, theta, beta, delta
5. The brightest star in a constellation is called:
A pi
B gamma
C alpha
6. The number of degrees that a star is positioned above the horizon is its:
A azimuth
B elevation
C horizon
7. The number of degrees that a star is positioned along the horizon is its:
A azimuth
B elevation
C horizon
8. The imaginary point around which the stars in the southern hemisphere appear to rotate is the:
A south celestial pole
B north celestial pole
C pole star
9. The light and heat generated by stars is the result of:
Acombustion
Bnuclear fusion
Cnuclear fission
10. The colour of the hottest stars is:
Ayellow
Bblue
Cred
11. The colour of the coolest stars is:
Ayellow
Bblue
Cred
12. In a star life cycle, the name given to a ball of gas that has not yet begun to produce light is a:
Anebula
Bbrown dwarf
Cblack hole
13. An explosion of a star where the outer layers are blown off is a:
Apulsar
Bprotostar
Csupernova
14. The factor that most determines the final form that a star becomes is its:
Aoxygen content
Bcombustion
Csize
15. The most likely final form of our sun in its life cycle is a:
Ablack dwarf
Bneutron star
Cblack hole

 

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