Astronomy Quiz

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20 Questions - Developed by: Thornstar - Developed on: - 82.078 taken - User Rating: 3.59 of 5.0 - 91 Votes

Well, I looked for a while and found no astronomy quizzes. Being me, I just had to make one. You may find this quiz really hard if you're not too into astronomy. You may find it really easy if you're a geek like me. The only way to find out is to take it.

  • 1
    What type of star is our sun?
  • 2
    What is the brightest star in our night sky?
  • 3
    Which one of these is a globular cluster?
  • 4
    What is the name of a failed star?
  • 5
    What is the main type of galaxy in the universe?
  • 6
    What is the place between stars called?
  • 7
    How long does it take for light from the Sun to reach us on Earth?
  • 8
    How long does it take reflected sunlight from the Moon to reach us?
  • 9
    What is the largest moon in our solar system?
  • 10
    What arm of the galaxy is our solar system in?
  • 11
    What kind of spatial explosion is the advanced form of a supernova?
  • 12
    What is the furthest object visible to the naked eye on Earth?
  • 13
    What cluster is our galaxy in?
  • 14
    How is Einstein's Cross created?
  • 15
    How many galaxies do scientists estimate are in the universe to date?
  • 16
    Hypothetically, not including things such as how the vacuum of space will kill a person in less than one minute, is it possible to get sucked into a black hole before dying?
  • 17
    What curiosity do astronomers believe are galaxies with extremely active super massive black holes at their centers that represent the state of all galaxies near the beginning of the universe?
  • 18
    What is the largest known galaxy in the universe?
  • 19
    What is the most massive known star in the universe?
  • 20
    What kind of nebulae are typically blue in color?

Comments (15)


astrogeek (44245)
4 days ago
We reside in the Orion arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, not the Sagittarius arm. We are 8,000kpc from the central bulge in the middle arm of the main 3 arms. Sagittarius arm, closest to bulge, Orion arm then the Perseus arm.

We are in the local group and that is part of the Virgo cluster. wording on that question is weird.
Tony Shen (40504)
18 days ago
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Mishti (58487)
27 days ago
๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“hey I got 19 right.... I want to be a scientist who focus on astronomical science..๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€
shalin (58760)
128 days ago
very nice quize. A person who want to become an astronaut should try thi
Matty (95807)
152 days ago
The sources for these may be a bit out of date.
Q18 - The most massive known galaxy is IC1101, in the Abel 2029 cluster.
Q19 - The most massive known star as R136a1, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Landon (03761)
160 days ago
I'm just 10 years old I got 20/20 correct
Vedika (37397)
283 days ago
Vedika (37397)
283 days ago
I am just 12 and I got 19 correct
Jose H. (96014)
547 days ago
Got 5 wrong not bad i'm improving my knowledge of astronomy
Will McInnis (93013)
611 days ago
I've checked out every single astronomy book in the library...and yet I get 6 correct... :(
Marti (08466)
697 days ago
13 out of 20. Thanks!
Tanu malik (71790)
713 days ago
i try my best. i think it's a best site
Tanya (71790)
713 days ago
superb site for improve knowledge
Omicron Pegasi (80895)
726 days ago
A number of this quiz's questions were either from unreliable sources, or outdated. Here are my revisions of some of these answers.

Revision to number 5: What is the most abundant type of galaxy in the recent, local universe? Correct answer: Spiral.

Revision to number 18: What is the largest known galaxy, to date? Correct Answer: IC 1101.

Revision to number 19: What is the most massive known star? Correct Answer: R136a1
McKenna (40867)
740 days ago
hey im a pro at astronomy i got all the answers right boo yah!!!!