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How Well Do You Know Astronomy? Quiz No.1

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Astronomy is a fascinating field of study. The stars, planets and the distant galaxies fascinate one and all. This quiz should be an easy one for astronomy lovers. Even people who are not star gazers can try this quiz as most of the questions are related to our solar system. Enjoy the quiz!

  • How long does it take for the light from Sun to reach Earth on an average?

    • 1 hour 8 minutes
    • 1 hour 15 minutes
    • 8 minutes 20 seconds
    • 15 minutes 20 seconds
  • Name the brightest star (not a planet) in the night sky.

    • Prcoyon
    • Regulus
    • Sirius
    • Betelgeuse
  • What is there in the centre of our Milky Way galaxy?

    • Empty space
    • Nebula
    • Worm hole
    • Black hole
  • Name the smallest planet in the solar system.

    • Mars
    • Mercury
    • Venus
    • Earth
  • Name the second largest planet in the solar system.

    • Jupiter
    • Saturn
    • Uranus
    • Neptune
  • What are Pleiades or the seven sisters in the night sky?

    • Nebula
    • Galaxy
    • Supernova
    • Star cluster
  • In 2013, an asteroid caused a huge mid-air explosion in Russian skies injuring 1000s of people. Name the town where it struck.

    • Chernobyl
    • Chelyabinsk
    • Tunguska
    • Samara
  • When was the first time that a man landed on Moon?

    • 1969
    • 1967
    • 1965
    • 1971

What do you think?

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Written by MohanBabu

I am a marketing professional from India holding a postgraduate degree in management. My interests include travel, sports, astronomy, health, gardening, and photography.


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