Quiz
Astronomy Quiz 1

Question 1 The approximate age of the earth is:
1 600,000,000 years
2 1,200,000,000 years
3 4,500,000,000 years
4 9,000,000,000 years
5 14,000,000,000 years
 
Question 2 The approximate age of the sun is:
1 600,000,000 years
2 1,200,000,000 years
3 4,500,000,000 years
4 9,000,000,000 years
5 14,000,000,000 years
 
Question 3 The approximate age of the universe is:
1 600,000,000 years
2 1,200,000,000 years
3 4,500,000,000 years
4 9,000,000,000 years
5 14,000,000,000 years
 
Question 4 The approximate diameter of the earth is:
1 2100 miles
2 4200 miles
3 7,900 miles
4 14,200 miles
5 23,500 miles
 
Question 5 The approximate diameter of the moon is:
1 400 miles
2 1300 miles
3 2,200 miles
4 4,800 miles
5 10,500 miles
 
Question 6 The approximate diameter of the sun is:
1 24,500 miles
2 128,000 miles
3 278,000 miles
4 520,000 miles
5 870,000 miles
 
Question 7 The approximate distance from the earth to the moon is:
1 65,000 miles
2 130,000 miles
3 238,000 miles
4 420,000 miles
5 550,000 miles
 
Question 8 The approximate distance from the earth to the sun is:
1 7,800,000 miles
2 21,500,000 miles
3 48,000,000 miles
4 93,000,000 miles
5 218,000,000 miles
 
Question 9 A light year is approximately:
1 186,000,000 miles
2 1,200,000,000 miles
3 750,000,000,000 miles
4 1,300,000,000,000 miles
5 5,900,000,000,000 miles
 
Question 10 The approximate diameter of the universe is:
1 110,000 light years
2 1,600,000 light years
3 850,000,000 light years
4 3,000,000,000 light years
5 14,000,000,000 light years
 
Question 11 The universe is:
1 Expanding
2 Shrinking
3 Oscillating
4 Spinning on its axis
5 Orbiting
 
Question 12 The approximate number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy is:
1 230,000
2 23,000,000
3 560,000,000
4 35,000,000,000
5 400,000,000,000
 
Question 13 The approximate number of galaxies in the universe is:
1 2,500,000
2 50,000,000
3 830,000,000
4 4,000,000,000
5 130,000,000,000
 
Question 14 The most common element in the universe is:
1 Oxygen
2 Iron
3 Hydrogen
4 Carbon
5 Stupidity
 
Question 15 The second most common element in the universe is:
1 Nitrogen
2 Helium
3 Silicon
4 Sulpher
5 Magnesium
 
Question 16 The two most common elements in the earth’s atmosphere (air) are:
1 Carbon and neon
2 Nitrogen and oxygen
3 Helium and argon
4 Hydrogen and boron
5 Radio and television waves
 
Question 17 The four basic forces of the universe include all of the following EXCEPT which one?
1 The particle force
2 The electromagnetic force
3 The gravitational force
4 The strong nuclear force
5 The weak nuclear force
 
Question 18 The percentage of the total universe that is made up of dark matter and dark energy is:
1 5%
2 25%
3 55%
4 70%
5 95%
 
Question 19 Which is one of the primary forms of evidence for the “big bang” theory?
1 Inertial mass vectors
2 Proportional gravity
3 Null geodesics
4 Cosmic microwave background radiation
5 The mess we're in
 
Question 20 Which is another one of the primary forms of evidence for the “big bang” theory?
1 The constant of classical celestial mechanics
2 Freefall orbital trajectories
3 The Doppler effect (red shift)
4 Manifold field measurements
5 Fireworks