Edmond Halley Quiz

Edmond Halley Quiz Questions

Portrait of Edmond Halley

Portrait of Edmond Halley painted around 1687 by Thomas Murray (Royal Society, London) uploaded from http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/astrology/newton.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Edmond Halley born?
a) 9 February1643
b) 5 April 1648
c) 23 July 1652
d) 8 November 1656

2. Where was Edmond Halley born?
a) Bristol
b) Haggerston
c) Cardiff
d) Liverpool

3. Which school did Edmond Halley attend?
a) St. Paul’s School
b) Kilkenny Grammar School
c) St. John’s School
d) Holy Family School

4. Which college did Edmond Halley attend?
a) Bethany College
b) Eton College
c) Queen’s College
d) Trinity College

5. Where did Edmond Halley compile a catalogue of southern stars?
a) Cape of Good Hope
b) Cape Comorin
c) St. Helena
d) Hobart

6. When was Edmond Halley elected a fellow of the Royal Society?
a) 1672
b) 1676
c) 1678
d) 1702

7. When did Edmond Halley publish A Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets?
a) 1675
b) 1686
c) 1700
d) 1705

Plaque in South Cloister of Westminster Abbey

Plaque in South Cloister of Westminster Abbey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8. Edmond Halley predicted the return of a comet in 1758. How is that comet known?
a) Iseya Seki Comet
b) Halley’s Comet
c) Encke’s Comet
d) Crommelin’s Comet

9. When did Edmond Halley die?
a) 14 January 1742
b) 28 June 1738
c) 12 September 1740
d) 16 December 1746

10. Where did Edmond Halley die?
a) Greenwich
b) Manchester
c) Leeds
d) Dublin

Edmond Halley Quiz Questions and Answers

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Edmond Halley born?
d) 8 November 1656

2. Where was Edmond Halley born?
b) Haggerston

3. Which school did Edmond Halley attend?
a) St. Paul’s School

4. Which college did Edmond Halley attend?
c) Queen’s College

5. Where did Edmond Halley compile a catalogue of southern stars?
c) St. Helena

6. When was Edmond Halley elected a fellow of the Royal Society?
c) 1678

7. When did Edmond Halley publish A Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets?
d) 1705

8. Edmond Halley predicted the return of a comet in 1758. How is that comet known?
b) Halley’s Comet

9. When did Edmond Halley die?
a) 14 January 1742

10. Where did Edmond Halley die?
a) Greenwich

Originally posted 2015-05-03 02:11:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Updated: October 2, 2016 — 2:54 am

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