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How much do you know about earth and space?

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Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    What shape are the Earth,Sun and Moon?
    • A.
      Spherical(round)
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The Earth,Sun and Moon are spherical. Our solar system contains a star, called the Sun,and eight planets. Planets are made of rock, gas and sometimes frozen liquid.
    • B.
      Circle
    • C.
      Flat
    • D.
      Square
  • 2.
    Can you name all the planets in order?
    • A.
      Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune, Pluto
    • B.
      Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: There are eight planets in the solar system.In order from the sun they are Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus and Neptune.
    • C.
      Venus,Mars,Pluto,Orbit,Axis,Rotation,Neptune
    • D.
      Pluto,Neptune,Uranus,Saturn,Jupiter,Mars,Earth,Venus, Mercury
  • 3.
    How long does it take for the earth to spin on its axis?
    • A.
      23.5 degrees
    • B.
      23.5 hours
    • C.
      1 day
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The Earth makes one complete turn around its axis every 23.5hours (specifically),or once a day. You could also say 24 hours if you are rounding the 23.5hours.
    • D.
      24 hours
  • 4.
    What is a solar eclipse?
    • A.
      A solar eclipse is when the Moon blocks the Sun's rays.
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: A solar eclipse is when the Moon blocks the Sun's rays.
    • B.
      A solar eclipse is when the Sun moves between the Moon and the Earth, so it blocks the Moon's light. This casts a shadow over part of Jupiter.
    • C.
      A solar eclipse is when there is a ring of light around the Moon.
    • D.
      An eclipse is when the Sun's light is beaming onto the Earth.
  • 5.
    What is a leap year?
    • A.
      A year when we have one extra day in February.
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: A year containing an extra day. It has 366 days instead of the normal 365 days. The extra day is added in February, which has 29 days instead of the normal 28 days. Leap years occur every 4 years. 2020 is a leap year and so is 2024.
    • B.
      An extra year.
    • C.
      Next Year.
    • D.
      Last month.
  • 6.
    What is a new moon?
    • A.
      Half of the Moon is lit and half is dark. When the dark side of the Moon is facing Earth we cannot see it; this is called a new moon. 
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Half of the Moon is lit and half is dark. When the dark side of the Moon is facing Earth we cannot see it; this is called a new moon. As the Moon starts to orbit Earth we can see more and more of the lit side.
    • B.
      The whole Moon is lit and dark at the same time.
  • 7.
    Who was the first man on the Moon in 1969?
    • A.
      Tom Streak
    • B.
      Michael Armstrong
    • C.
      Neil Armstrong 
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon.
    • D.
      Susan Armstrong

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    0 to 2 correct:
    Beginner
    You know a little about Space, but you're still a beginner!
  • 2.
    3 to 5 correct:
    Experienced
    You know a little about Space. Cool!
  • 3.
    6 to 7 correct:
    Expert
    You're an expert at anything having to do with Space! Nice!