Astronomy

Think you know a lot about astronomy? Take this test! Think it's easy? They get harder!

Question 1:What is the third planet in our solar system?
Mars
Earth
Venus
Pluto
The moon
Question 2:Where is the asteroid belt located?
Beyond Pluto
Around the Sun
Between Mars and Jupiter
Between Earth and Mars
Between Neptune and Pluto
Question 3:Where is the Oort Cloud located?
Between Mars and Jupiter
Around the Sun
Between Earth and Mars
Between Neptune and Pluto
Beyond Pluto
Question 4:What type of star is our sun?
Main-Sequence
Red Giant
Yellow Giant
Black Hole
White Dwarf
Question 5:What is the process needed to keep a star "alive"?
Thermonuclear Fission
Solar Conversion
Oxygen-Hydrogen Cycle
Thermonuclear Cycle
Thermonuclear Fusion
Question 6:What is converted in question #5
Oxygen to Hydrogen
Hydrogen to Helium
Nitrogen to Oxygen
Helium to Lithium
Hydrogen to Oxygen
Question 7:What is the first stage in star evolution?
Nebula
Protostar
Main-Sequence
Red Giant
Black Hole
Question 8:What is the second stage in star evolution?
Nebula
Main-Sequence
Red Giant
Protostar
Black Hole
Question 9:What happens when an average star can no longer convert the elements in question # 6?
The star's core collapses and it becomes a black hole
The star dissolves by processes of solar wind that break down the star
The star disappears
The star's outer layer blows into a supernova and it becomes a red giant star
The star collides with another star to create a supernova, forming a new star
Question 10:What is a light-year?
The distance light can travel in a year
The amount of time it takes for light to travel from the Earth to the sun
The length of a year in the absence of light
The length of a year in orbit of the sun
The distance from the Earth to the Sun
Question 11:What is an Astronomical Unit?
The distance from the Earth to the nearest star
The distance from the Sun to the nearest star
The distance from the Earth to the Sun
The distance from the Sun to Pluto
The amount of time it takes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth
Question 12:What is the distance of a parsec?
3.26 light-years
6.34 light-years
5 light-years
1,000 light-years
.007 light-years
Question 13:How far away from Earth is the star, Sirius?
2 light-years
93 million miles
5 miles
8 light-years
85 trillion light-years
Question 14:In what constellation can one find the star Betelgeuse?
Lyra
Perseus
Orion
Canis Major
Ursa Minor
Question 15:In 12,000 years, what will be the pole star of the Earth?
Polaris
The North Star
Betelgeuse
Vega
Mizar
Question 16:12,000 years ago, what was the pole star of the Earth?
Polaris
Alcor
Rigel
Capella
Vega
Question 17:What is the center of a black hole called?
Core
Mantle
Light-Core
Singularity
Event-horizon
Question 18:If one was to orbit over the event horizon and look up into space, what would he or she see?
There would be no light
The light from space would be bent, appearing as a circle above the observer
The color of the stars would shift down the electromagnetic spectrum, making them eventually not visible
The tidal forces would eliminate the light
Black holes do not exist
Question 19:What makes the solar mass of a black hole increase?
It loses matter
It becomes a star
It fuses oxygen into uranium
It rotates rapidly
It pulls in matter
Question 20:What does a black hole do?
Distory spacetime
Put special relativity into effect
Destroy spacetime
Hold the entire universe
Distort spacetime and put special relativity into effect

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