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A Trip Through The Universe

For each question below, click on the circle next to the correct answer. When you are finished with the test, push the 'Score my test' button at the bottom of the page. Good luck!


Question #1
Quasars are

A. nebulae
B. pulsars
C. close to earth
D. very distant


Question #2
The sun is located in a galaxy called

A. Andromeda
B. Milky Way
C. Sagitarrius
D. Orion


Question #3
A lightyear a measurement of

A. time
B. distance
C. star brightness
D. temperature


Question #4
The process by which stars produce their energy is called

A. internal combustion
B. nuclear fusion
C. nuclear fission
D. electromagnetic radiation


Question #5
The term for a star which explodes in a gigantic burst of light and energy is called a(n)

A. pulsar
B. star cluster
C. black hole
D. nova


Question #6
Mars, Earth, Venus and Pluto are referred to as

A. gaseous planets
B. inner planets
C. terrestrial planets
D. outer planets


Question #7
The most common type of galaxy is

A. spiral
B. irregular
C. elliptical
D. round


Question #8
The speed of light is

A. 186,000 miles per second
B. 186,000 miles per minute
C. 186,000 miles per hour
D. 186,000 miles per year


Question #9
Most stars are usually found along with a partner star. What is the name for this type of association?

A. star cluster system
B. singularity
C. binary star system
D. paralax


Question #10
A huge cloud of gas and dust from which new stars form is called

A. a pulsar
B. a nova
C. a nebula
D. the Universe



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