Astronomy Quiz Questions and Answers

Astronomy Quiz Questions and Answers

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Astronomy Quiz Questions and Answers

No.-1.  Which are the two Auroras?

Answer: Aurora Borealis in the North Polar region and Aurora Australis in the South Polar region.

No.-2.  Which invention was an epoch-making event in the history of astronomy?

Answer: Optical telescope.

No.-3.  When did the last solar eclipse of 20th century occur?

Answer: 1999 August 11.

No.-4.  Nadir means the point directly below an observer and zenith means the point directly overhead. True or False?

Answer: True.

No.-5.  Where did the last solar eclipse (longest) of the 20th century occur and what was its duration?

Answer: Romania, 2 minutes, 58 second.

No.-6.  Name the son of Jishnu, the most famous astronomer of India in the medieval period?

Answer: Brahmagupta.

No.-7.  What are the major elements necessary for, without which no ‘observation’ is possible?

Answer: Astronomical charts and instruments.

No.-8.  The coloured part of the sun is the:

Answer: Chromosphere.

No.-9.  What were the things that ancient Hindus looked upon as the abode of God?

Answer: Nakshatras.

No.-10.  What did the ancient Indian astronomical Rishi’s believe in his heart about the stars?

Answer: They believed that the stars were the lights of religious men.

No.-11.  What is an isolated peak or point of light in the firmament?

Answer: A star.

No.-12.  The core of the sun has a temperature of approximately:

Answer: 16 million degrees.

No.-13.  What is the name given to a cluster of stars forming part of a constellation?

Answer: Asterism.

No.-14.  Which are the only things regarded by plane trigonometry?

Answer: Lengths & Angles.

No.-15.  Where are the Van Allen radiation belts found?

Answer: Around the Earth.

Astronomy Quiz Questions

No.-16.  Which is the Nebula which is considered to be the remnant of a Super Nova explosion?

Answer: Crab Nebula.

No.-17.  Polaris will not always be the North Star because of ___

Answer: Precession.

No.-18.  Where are the domes of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory sited?

Answer: In the Andes foothills of Chile.

No.-19.  Which astronomical branch in astronomy was responsible for the discovery of Quasar galaxies and Polar stars?

Answer: Radio Astronomy.

No.-20.  The asteroid belt in our solar system is between the planets of:

Answer: Mars and Jupiter.

No.-21.  What is the full form of HST?

Answer: Hubble Space Telescope.

No.-22.  What is the full form of VLA?

Answer: Very Large Array.

No.-23.  The distance between the earth and the sun is about:

Answer: 150 million kilometers.

No.-24.  Where can we find the worlds largest radio telescope?

Answer: Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

No.-25. The correct name for a ‘shooting star’ is a:

Answer: Meteor.

No.-26.  Which is the worlds largest radio telescope?

Answer: Keck Telescope.

No.-27.  Where in the world is the KECK telescope situated?

Answer: At Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

No.-28.  Another name for an exploding meteor is a bolide. True or False

Answer: True.

No.-29.  Where in the world can we find the oldest existing observatory?

Answer: In South Korea.

No.-30.  When was the oldest existing observatory of South Korea, said to have been built?

Answer: In AD 72.

No.-31.  Who is considered as the father of astronomy?

Answer: Nicolaus Copernicus.

No.-32.  The sun is composed of the gases hydrogen and:

Answer: Helium.

Astronomy Quiz Questions Answers

No.-33.  What is the temperature of the Photosphere?

Answer: 5,500 0 C (9,900° F).

No.-34.  What is the shape of the planets orbit?

Answer: Oval (Elliptical).

No.-35.  Where do you find faculae?

Answer: On the sun.

No.-36.  ‘Of all-stars he is supremely brilliant’. Here which star constellation is expressed by the world ‘he’?

Answer: The Orion.

No.-37.  A refracting telescope has large lenses and a reflecting telescope has a large main mirror. True or False?

Answer: True.

No.-38.  Which is the US probe that helps in providing valuable evidence for the Big Bang Theory?

Answer: US COBE.

No.-39.  The theory that the universe is continually being created at various parts of the universe is the:

Answer: Steady State Theory.

No.-40.  What is the full form of COBE?

Answer: Cosmic Background Explorer.

No.-41.  When was the faulty mirror of Hubble telescope launched in 1990 repaired?

Answer: 1994.

No.-42.  The theory that the universe originated from a gigantic explosion of a central large and dense mass is the:

Answer: Big Bang Theory.

No.-43.  What produces energy in star?

Answer: Nuclear reaction in core.

No.-44.  Name one star that belongs to the group of the yellow star?

Answer: Sun.

No.-45.  When can the planets not be seen from Earth?

Answer: During conjunction.

No.-46.  What is the very first step in the evolution of a star?

Answer: Gas cloud.

No.-47.  What is the name given to the miraculous end of a star?

Answer: Supernova.

No.-48.  The estimated age of the universe is:

Answer: Between 7 and 20 billion years old.

No.-49.  The last comet of the 20th century was called by a name. What was that name?

Answer: Halley’s Comet.

No.-50.  A crescent moon means that the moon is nearly in its full phase. True or False?

Answer: False.

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