William Herschel Quiz

William Herschel Quiz Questions

1. What was William Herschel’s original name?
a) Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel
b) William Jones
c) Guglielmo Pertini
d) Frederick Barbarosa

2. When was William Herschel born?
a) 6 March 1748
b) 5 June 1746
c) 11 July 1740
d) 15 November 1738

3. Where was William Herschel born?
a) Bath
b) Hanover
c) Manchester
d) Datchet

4. What did William Herschel call the planet he discovered?
a) Achilles
b) Cassandra
c) Georgium sidus
d) HD 209458

5. How is the planet which William Herschel discovered known?
a) Uranus
b) William
c) Neptune
d) Herschel

6. When did William Herschel marry Pitt?
a) 26 January 1790
b) 8 May 1788
c) 3 September 1786
d) 1 October 1785

7. What did William Herschel discover on 11 February 1800?
a) Ultraviolet rays
b) 715 stars
c) Meteors
d) Infrared radiation

8. How many binary stars did William Herschel mention in his catalogue?
a) 984
b) 756
c) 848
d) 642

9. When did William Herschel die?
a) 5 February 1829
b) 4 April 1828
c) 25 August 1822
d) 12 December 1915

10. Where did William Herschel die?
a) Slough
b) Hamburg
c) Berlin
d) Cologne

William Herschel Quiz Questions with Answers

1. What was William Herschel’s original name?
a) Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel

2. When was William Herschel born?
d) 15 November 1738

3. Where was William Herschel born?
b) Hanover

4. What did William Herschel call the planet he discovered?
c) Georgium sidus

5. How is the planet which William Herschel discovered known?
a) Uranus

6. When did William Herschel marry Pitt?
b) 8 May 1788

7. What did William Herschel discover on 11 February 1800?
d) Infrared radiation

8. How many binary stars did William Herschel mention in his catalogue?
c) 848

9. When did William Herschel die?
c) 25 August 1822

10. Where did William Herschel die?
a) Slough

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Updated: February 24, 2017 — 10:30 pm

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