Astronomy Quiz Answers

Answers to Astronomy Quiz

The correct answers to the Astronomy Quiz are in bold.

1. What is the third planet from the sun?

a. Jupiter

b. Earth

c. Venus


2. What is the Red Planet?

a. Uranus

b. Pluto

c. Mars


3. Which candy bar is in outer space?

a. Snickers

b. Baby Ruth

c. Milky Way


4. What is the Latin name for the sun?

a. Smilax

b. Rubram

c. Sol


5. The body that supplies heat and light to the small planet we call Earth is?

a. Star

b. Asteroid

c. Moon


6. What objects gravitational pull is so great that nothing – not even light can escape from it?

a. Black Hole

b. Vortex

c. Shooting Star


7. Based on their average distance from the Sun, what is the order of the planets?

a. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

b. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

c. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Neptune


8. The name of a small object made of ice, frozen gas, and dust that orbits the sun is?

a. Comet

b. Meteorite

c. Asteroid


9. How long does it take the earth to go around the sun?

a. One Day

b. One Month

c. One Year


10. What best describes a “falling star”?

a. A flaming ball of gas

b. A star streaking across the sky near the Earth

c. A tiny rock vaporizing as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere


11. Which planet has a surface and atmosphere most like the Earth?

a. Mars

b. Neptune

c. Mercury


12. What is the brightest star in the night sky at any time?

a. Sirius

b. Orion

c. Venus


13. A natural satellite that orbits a planet?

a. Star

b. Sun

c. Moon


14. About how many stars are in our galaxy?

a. 200 billion

b. 200 thousand

c. 2 million


15. Which planet is referred to as the “planet of oceans”?

a. Venus

b. Earth

c. Mars


16. Which planet has the strongest winds?

a. Neptune

b. Earth

c. Mars


17. Meteoroids that hurtle into the atmosphere as streaks of light are?

a. Comets

b. Shooting stars

c. Asteroids


18. Which planets have rings around them?

a. Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune

b. Earth, Pluto, Mercury, Mars

c. Venus, Mars, Uranus, Saturn