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Astronomy Quiz - The Universe
1. The list of heavenly bodies from the largest to the smallest is:
A planet, solar system, universe, galaxy
B universe, solar system, star, galaxy
C universe, galaxy, solar system, planet
2. A collection of hundreds of stars around a common centre is called a:
A solar system
B galaxy
C light year
3. The name of the galaxy in which our solar system is situated is the:
A Andromeda
B Milky Way
C Clouds of Magellan
4. An egg-shaped galaxy is called:
A elliptical
B spiral
C irregular
5. What type of galaxy is the Milky Way galaxy?
A irregular
B ellipyical
C spiral
6. The nearest spiral galaxy apart from the Milky Way galaxy is:
A Clouds of Magellan
B Andromeda
C Orion's Belt
7. The distance that light travels in one year is called:
A a light year
B a light ray
C an astronomical unit
8. The centre of a solar system is a:
A star
B planet
C solar
9. The satellite that orbits a planet is a:
Ameteor
Bmoon
Ccomet
10. A mass of frozen rock and gas that has a tail pointing away from the sun is a:
Ameteorite
Bcomet
Cplanet
11. The correct name for a 'shooting star' is a:
Astar
Bmoon
Cmeteor
12. The asteroid belt in our solar system is between the planets of:
AMars and Jupiter
BMars and Earth
CEarth and Mercury
13. The estimated age of the universe is:
Aabout 50 million years old
Bbetween 7 and 20 million years old
Cbetween 7 and 20 billion years old
14. The theory that the universe originated from a gigantic explosion of a central large and dense mass is the:
AOrganic Evolution Theory
BSteady State Theory
CBig Bang Theory
15. The theory that the universe is continually being created at various parts of the universe is the:
ASteady State Theory
BBig Bang Theory
CTheory of Plate Tectonics

 

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