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Space Quiz Questions

Have some fun trying to answer these interesting question about Space

(All the answers can be found following the link after the last question at the bottom)

solar system image

1.  What force from the Sun pulls on the Earth and keeps it in orbit?
           Gravity            Friction            Balance

2.  Do astronomers study the human body, the stars or the ocean?

3.  We always see the same side of the Moon. True or false?
           _______________ .

4.  Which two are about the same size: Earth, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter?
          ____________ and ____________ .

5.  When a Full Moon causes the ocean to rise, what force is at work?
              Magnetic          Gravity          Drag   

6.  What Italian astronomer was the first to study the stars through a telescope?
               Newton            Galileo           Einstein

7.  What do we call the layer of gas that blocks the Sun's harmful rays?
           The thin layer         The oxygen layer          The ozone layer

8.  Which is the largest and roundest: a New Moon, a Crescent or a Full Moon?

9.  Shooting stars are actually what?
           Comets               Meteors              Satelites

10. What do we call the Sun and all the space objects in orbit around it?
           The Galaxy           The universe           The solar system.

11. How long does it take Earth to rotate once on its axis?
            24 hours              A month              A year

12. Name the planet closest to the Sun.
            Earth               Mercury              Mars

13. What object orbiting the Sun used to be considered one of our planets?
           Venus             Neptune             Pluto       

14. Does the Earth rotate in an Eastward or Westward direction?

15. How many colors are in the visible spectrum of white light?
              Seven               Nine                 Six

16. Oceans cover about three-fourths of the Earth's surface.  True or false?
             _______________ .

17. At midnight the water in an ocean stops moving.  True or false
             _______________ .

18. What is the word for melted rock deep inside the earth?
               Cement            Magma             Pumice

19. Which travels faster: light or sound?
             _______________ .

20. About how long does it take the Moon to circle the Earth?
            About a year          About 28 days           About a day

21. Light can travel through all matter.  True or false?

22. Is the inner most part of the Earth called the crust, the mantle or the core?
             _______________ .

23. All the planets and asteroids _________ around the Sun.
             Orbit               Float            Sail

24. Which can't you see in the sky: a Full Moon, a New Moon or a Half-Moon?

25. What do we call deep holes in the moon?
             Craters              Boulders               Pits

26. Order these planets from smallest to largest:   Earth, Jupiter, Mercury
             ____________, ____________, ____________.

27. What force from the Sun pulls on the earth and keeps it in orbit?
              Lever           Magnetic         Gravity

28. Why are the planets Mercury and Venus hotter than Earth?

29. Which is not a planet? The Earth or the Moon?

30. Is the Big Dipper a single star or a group of seven stars?

31. What is the hottest part of the Earth; the crust, the mantle or the core?

32. Picture a globe.  Is the South Pole on the top or the bottom?

33. What do we call man-made objects that orbit Earth and photograph the weather?
              Shuttles            Space Stations            Weather satellites

34. Tell the position of the Earth during a lunar eclipse.

35. Do light years measure time, distance or radiation?

36. What is a meteor called when it falls to Earth?
               A meteorite             A comet               A shower

37. Name the largest planet in our Solar System.

38.  Our galaxy is known as what?
               Kit Kat               Mars               Milky Way

39.  The Earth travels around the Moon, Sun, or Saturn?

40.  What is the path of the Moon around the Earth called?
              Orbit                 Journey                 Trip

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