About Space Science

Following are some of the multiple choice questions on the Space Science with answers that will help the students in developing their knowledge.

Space Science MCQ

1. What type of galaxy is this?

  • Spiral
  • Elliptical
  • Irregular
  • Irrational

2. Brighter stars are hotter, larger, and closer to Earth

  • True
  • False

3. If I drop a jug of water and a pencil at the same time, which would hit first?

  • pencil
  • water jug
  • same time

4. The smaller the planet or moon, the less gravity it will have.

  • true
  • false

5. If the Southern Hemisphere is experience winter, the Northern Hemisphere is experiencing....

  • winter
  • summer
  • fall
  • spring

6. Which season has the shortest days (least amount of daylight)?

  • summer
  • spring
  • fall
  • winter

7. It takes the moon about a _____ to revolve around the Earth

  • day
  • month
  • year
  • minute

8. Shadows in the morning will be longer than at noon.

  • True
  • False

9. The Sun appears to move across the sky because...

  • The sun is spinning around the Earth
  • The moon is spinning around the Earth
  • The Earth is rotating (spinning)

10. Half of the moon and Earth are always...

  • hot and cold
  • dry and sunny
  • Lit and Dark

11. The sun is a hot ball of gas that gives off light and is also our solar systems largest star.

  • True
  • False

12. The Earth spins around its own axis once every ____ hours

  • 22
  • 24
  • 365
  • 18

13. Astronomers can often identify a binary system that includes only one visible star by observing the effects of the dim star’s _________ on its brighter companion.

  • brightness
  • gravity
  • density
  • composition

14. This is what our sun will become at the end of its life cycle.

  • red dwarf
  • white dwarf
  • blue supergiant
  • black hole

15. An apparent shift in the position of an object when viewed from different locations.

  • Parallax
  • Perihelion
  • Solar Nebula
  • Prominence

16. An explosive release of energy that comes from the sun and that is associated with magnetic disturbances on the sun's surfaces.

  • Parallax
  • Solar Flare
  • Perihelion
  • Solar Nebula

17. Select the correct spelling:-

  • parallax
  • parallex
  • parrallax
  • parrallex

18. A light year is...

  • The speed light travels
  • How long it takes light to get to you from the sun
  • The distance light can travel in a year
  • How many years it takes light to be emitted

19. True or False:Star patterns are called constellations.

  • T
  • F

20. True or False:The North Star is called POLARIS?

  • T
  • F

21. What number planet from the sun is Earth?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 8

22. Which of the following explains the revolution of a planet?

  • The Earth revolves around the sun once per day.
  • The Earth revolves around the sun once per year.
  • The moon revolves around the sun once per day.
  • The Earth rotates on it's axis once per day.

23. Why does the Earth seem flat for us?

  • there are different Earths
  • The earth is round, but we only see a small part that seems flat. 
  • Earth is round like a plate, so it seems round when you are over it and flat when you are on it
  • Earth is round like a ball, but people live on the flat part in the middle..

24. What does Earth ROTATE (spin) around?

  • Sun
  • Moon
  • It's Axis
  • Other Planets

25. Which is the correct order of the moon phases? Remember, "Wax On, Wane Off"

  • New Moon, Waning Crescent, First quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, Waxing Crescent, New Moon
  • Full Moon, Waxing Crescent, First quarter, Waxing Gibbous, New Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, Waning Crescent, New Moon
  • Waxing Crescent, New Moon, First quarter, Waxing Crescent, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, Waning Crescent, New Moon
  • New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, Waning Crescent, New Moon

26. Which is the correct order of the planets?

  • Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  • Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  • Earth, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter
  • The Planets don't have an order. 

27. Number 4 is

  • evaporation
  • condensation
  • precipitation
  • run-off

28. Energy formed form moving water

  • biofuels
  • hydroelectric
  • wind
  • geothermal

29. Heat energy from the Earth

  • biofuel
  • hydroelectric
  • wind
  • geothermal

30. A full moon occurs on May 1st. When will the next full moon appear?

  • May 29
  • May 15
  • May 5
  • never

31. Why is the water cycle important?

  • It cools the Earth
  • It provides us with clean water
  • It looks cool when it rains
  • Thunder is loud

32. Average temperatures have decreased over the past 100 years.

  • weather
  • climate

33. What planet is closest to the Sun?

  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Earth
  • Jupiter

34. What planet is 5th from the Sun?

  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Earth
  • Mars

35. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of both the moon and Earth?

  • gravity
  • rocks
  • craters
  • oceans

36. What powers the water cycle?

  • Sun
  • Earth's rotation
  • waves
  • wind

37. The temperature this week will be in the 80s.

  • weather
  • climate

38. Which of the following is not necessary in the formation of sedimentary rocks?

  • deposition
  • compaction
  • cementation
  • earthquakes

39. Which objects make up the solar system?

  • a sun, planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, comets
  • stars, planets, a moon, an asteroid, meteoroids, comets
  • a sun, a planet, a moon, asteroids, meteoroids, comets
  • planets, moons, an asteroid, a meteoroid, a comet

40. What is the correct order from largest to smallest?

  • galaxy, universe, planet, sun
  • planet, sun, galaxy, universe
  • universe, galaxy, sun, planet
  • sun, galaxy, universe, planet

41. What are two differences between planets in our solar system?

  • Outer planets take longer to revolve and are larger.
  • Outer planets take longer to revolve and are smaller.
  • Inner planets take longer to revolve and are smaller.
  • Inner planets take longer to revolve and are larger.

42. What is an example of one Earth day?

  • The Earth moves away from the sun.
  • The Earth rotates once on its axis.
  • The Earth revolves once on its axis.
  • The Earth moves closer to the sun.

43. How long does it take from one full moon to the next full moon?

  • About one day.
  • About one year
  • About one season
  • About one month.

44. The further a planet is from the sun the __ it is.

  • colder
  • hotter
  • smaller
  • larger

45. What makes the moon shine at night?

  • The moon reflects the light from the Earth.
  • The moon provides its own light.
  • The moon reflects the light from the sun.
  • The moon burns like a star.

46. Which of the following is considered nonrenewable?

  • hydroelectric
  • solar
  • petroleum
  • biofuels

47. Earth's rotation causes all of the following EXCEPT

  • day and night
  • apparent movement of the sun across the sky
  • changing shadows
  • weather

48. Why do we have night and day?

  • Earth's rotation
  • Earth's revolution around the Sun
  • The Sun rotating
  • The moon block the sun

49. Which of the following is an alternative source of energy?

  • fossil fuels
  • solar
  • oil
  • natural gas

50. What caused a canyon to form?

  • wind
  • water
  • ice
  • volcano

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