Category: Planets

Neptune Quiz

Neptune Quiz Questions

Neptune Full

Neptune Full (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who are credited with the discovery of Neptune?
a) Adams and Le Verrier
b) Hubble and Slipher
c) Lowell and Kelvin
d) Newton and Kepler

2) Galileo had observed Neptune. What did he think of it?
a) Satellite
b) Meteor
c) Asteroid
d) Star

3) Which is the outermost ring of Neptune?
a) Adams
b) Galatea
c) Leverrier
d) Galle

4) Who is Neptune in mythology?
a) God of the sky
b) God of the sea
c) God of Trees
d) God of Flowers

Photograph of the crescent planet Neptune (top...

Photograph of the crescent planet Neptune (top) and its moon Triton (center), taken by Voyager 2 during its 1989 flyby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5) When was Triton discovered?
a) 1789
b) 1815
c) 1833
d) 1846

6) Who discovered Nerenid?
a) Neil Armstrong
b) Gerard Kuiper
c) Edwin Aldrin
d) George Patton

7) How many years does Neptune take to orbit the Sun?
a) 165
b) 176
c) 226
d) 314

Proteus, a moon of Neptune, is irregular, desp...

Proteus, a moon of Neptune, is irregular, despite being larger than the spheroidal Mimas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) How many satellites of Neptune were discovered in 2002?
a) Three
b) Four
c) Five
d) Six

9) What is Neptune’s rotation period?
a) 16 hours 7 minutes
b) 24 hours
c) 36 hours 17 minutes
d) 28 hours

10) Which spacecraft discovered six satellites of Neptune in 1989?
a) Voyager 1
b) Voyager 2
c) Challenger
d) Luna

Neptune Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Who are credited with the discovery of Neptune?
a) Adams and Le Verrier

Astronomer Gerard Kuiper, after whom the Kuipe...

Astronomer Gerard Kuiper, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2) Galileo had observed Neptune. What did he think of it?
d) Star

3) Which is the outermost ring of Neptune?
a) Adams

4) Who is Neptune in mythology?
b) God of the sea

5) When was Triton discovered?
d) 1846

6) Who discovered Nerenid?
b) Gerard Kuiper

7) How many years does Neptune take to orbit the Sun?
a) 165

8) How many satellites of Neptune were discovered in 2002?
b) Four

9) What is Neptune’s rotation period?
a) 16 hours 7 minutes

10) Which spacecraft discovered six satellites of Neptune in 1989?
b) Voyager 2

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Originally posted 2016-11-29 18:48:25.

Halley’s Comet Quiz

Halley’s Comet Quiz Questions

English: Portrait of Edmond Halley painted aro...

Portrait of Edmond Halley painted around 1687 by Thomas Murray (Royal Society, London) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who in 1705 predicted that the comet seen in 1531, 1607 and 1682 would return in 1758?
a) Nicholas Copernicus
b) Edmund Halley
c) James Pettengill
d) Clyde Tombaugh

2) What is the average period of orbit of Halley’s Comet?
a) 22 years
b) 18 years
c) 76 years
d) 100 years

3) When was the most famous appearance of Halley’s Comet?
a) 1066 – Battle of Hastings
b) 1815 – Battle of Waterloo
c) 732 – Battle of Tours
d) 800 – Coronation of Charlemagne

4) When was Halley’s Comet last seen?
a) 1914
b) 1939
c) 1945
d) 1986

5) Which spacecraft obtained close-up photos of nucleus of Halley’s Comet?
a) Pioneer 4
b) Mariner 8
c) Giotto
d) Mariner 10

Comet P/Halley as taken March 8, 1986 by W. Li...

Comet P/Halley as taken March 8, 1986 by W. Liller, Easter Island, part of the International Halley Watch (IHW) Large Scale Phenomena Network. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6) When is Halley’s Comet next scheduled to return?

a) 2014
b) 2086
c) 2062
d) 2056

7) Since when Halley’s Comet is regularly observed?
a) 44 B.C.
b) 100 B.C.
c) 160 B.C.
d) 240 B.C.

8) How did the Chinese refer to Halley’s Comet as per their first written reports?
a) Morning Star
b) Evening Star
c) Broom Star
d) Pole Star

The nucleus of Halley's Comet, imaged by the G...

The nucleus of Halley’s Comet, imaged by the Giotto probe in 1986. The dark coloration of the nucleus can be observed, as well as the jets of dust and gas erupting from its surface. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

9) Edmund Halley did not see Halley’s Comet in 1758. Why?
a) He forgot.
b) Dark clouds blocked Halley’s Comet.
c) He died in 1742.
d) Seeing comet would have damaged eyes.

10) What is the size of the nucleus of Halley’s Comet?
a) 16 x 8 x 8 km
b) 1 x 1 x 1 km
c) 2 x 4 x 8 km
d) 8 x 4 x 4 km

Halley’s Comet Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Who in 1705 predicted that the comet seen in 1531, 1607 and 1682 would return in 1758?
b) Edmund Halley

2) What is the average period of orbit of Halley’s Comet?
c) 76 years

3) When was the most famous appearance of Halley’s Comet?
a) 1066 – Battle of Hastings

An image of Halley's Comet taken June 6, 1910.

An image of Halley’s Comet taken June 6, 1910. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4) When was Halley’s Comet last seen?
d) 1986

5) Which spacecraft obtained close-up photos of nucleus of Halley’s Comet?
c) Giotto

6) When is Halley’s Comet next scheduled to return?
c) 2062

7) Since when Halley’s Comet is regularly observed?
d) 240 B.C.

8) How did the Chinese refer to Halley’s Comet as per their first written reports?
c) Broom Star

9) Edmund Halley did not see Halley’s Comet in 1758. Why?
c) He died in 1742.

10) What is the size of the nucleus of Halley’s Comet?
a) 16 x 8 x 8 km

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Originally posted 2016-07-23 09:38:55.

Saturn Quiz

Saturn Quiz Questions

Natural color view of Saturn, composed from a ...

Natural color view of Saturn, composed from a series of pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What is the specific gravity of Saturn?
a) 1
b) 0.7
c) 1.7
d) 7

2) Which is the outermost ring of Saturn?
a) A ring
b) D ring
c) F ring
d) E ring

3) Who is Saturn in mythology?
a) God of Industry
b) Goddess of Earth
c) God of Agriculture
d) Goddess of Hunting

English: The outer Rings of Saturn seen back-i...

The outer Rings of Saturn seen back-illuminated by the Sun. Mosaic assembled from images taken by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4) Which spacecraft first visited Saturn?
a) Apollo 15
b) Pioneer 11
c) Skylab
d) Sputnik

5) How is the gap between A and B rings of Saturn is known?
a) Cassini Division
b) Kuiper Belt
c) Milky way
d) Iseyaseki

6) What is the number of rings of Saturn?
a) Seven
b) Three
c) Six
d) Four

7) Which of the following satellites of Saturn was not discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini?
a) Rhea
b) Tethys
c) Dione
d) Hyperion

The Cassini Division imaged from the Cassini s...

The Cassini Division imaged from the Cassini spacecraft. The Huygens Gap lies at its right border; the Laplace Gap is towards the center. A number of other, narrower gaps are also present. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) Who discovered Titan?
a) Christiaan Huygens
b) Voyager 2
c) Pioneer 11
d) Thomas Pickering

9) Who first observed Saturn with a telescope?
a) Johannes Kepler
b) Galileo Galilei
c) Isaac Newton
d) Nicholas Breakspeare

10) Which is the largest satellite of Saturn?
a) Dione
b) Helene
c) Janus
d) Titan

Saturn Quiz Questions with Answers

1) What is the specific gravity of Saturn?
b) 0.7

2) Which is the outermost ring of Saturn?
d) E ring

Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Susterma...

Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681) This is a cropping of Image:Galileo-sustermans2.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3) Who is Saturn in mythology?
c) God of Agriculture

4) Which spacecraft first visited Saturn?
b) Pioneer 11

5) How is the gap between A and B rings of Saturn is known?
a) Cassini Division

6) What is the number of rings of Saturn?
a) Seven

7) Which of the following satellites of Saturn was not discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini?
d) Hyperion

8) Who discovered Titan?
a) Christiaan Huygens

9) Who first observed Saturn with a telescope?
b) Galileo Galilei

10) Which is the largest satellite of Saturn?
d) Titan

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Originally posted 2016-06-07 10:40:22.