Intro to Our Universe Quiz
  • 1. The study of our universe is called___
A) astrology
B) geology
C) astronomy
D) geography
E) space
  • 2. Our sun is actually a ________
A) star
B) supernova
C) galaxy
D) nova
E) planet
  • 3. Everything that exists, exists in _________
A) the universe
B) our cells
C) the sun
D) water
E) an atom
  • 4. Which of these is the largest?
A) Earth
B) Sun
C) Jupiter
D) galaxy
E) solar system
  • 5. An idea that has lots of evidence to back it up but that can not be proven is a(n) ___
A) prediction
B) hypothesis
C) educated guess
D) law
E) theory
  • 6. True or False.... A scientific theory can be proven
A) True
B) False
  • 7. True or False... A scientific law can be proven
A) False
B) True
  • 8. There are/is _____ Sun(s) in our galaxy
A) millions of
B) one
C) two
D) three
E) 100
  • 9. There are _____ galaxies in our universe
A) 100
B) 2
C) thousands of
D) 7
E) 10
  • 10. Our galaxy is called _____
A) Alpha Centauri
B) none of these
C) the Milky Way
D) a super nova
E) the Solar System
  • 11. To have gravity, an object must have ____
A) mass
B) all of these
C) electricity
D) height
E) volume
  • 12. Your body exerts or has its own gravity.
A) True
B) False
  • 13. Which of these would exert or have the most gravity?
A) Earth
B) an elephant
C) you
D) Jupiter
E) a fly
  • 14. When one object attracts or pulls on another object
A) the universe
B) supernova
C) gravity
D) pressure
E) none of these
  • 15. Gravity makes objects ____ when they are falling
A) speed up
B) all of these
C) move at a constant speed
D) slow down
  • 16. What keeps you on the ground?
A) gravity
B) density
C) acceleration
D) pressure
E) volume
  • 17. Gravity keeps our Earth ____
A) in orbit around the Sun
B) none of these
C) from growing 1000x larger
D) from shrinking
E) from exploding
  • 18. If you drop a penny and a baseball they fall ___
A) so that the penny hits first
B) none of these
C) so that the baseball hits first
D) at different speeds
E) at the same speed
  • 19. Gravity can pull on clouds to affect weather.
A) True
B) Never
C) False
  • 20. What makes our ocean tides rise and fall?
A) tornadoes
B) the Moon's gravity
C) Earth's gravity
D) wind
E) too much rain
  • 21. A container with no air is called or creates a ___
A) planet
B) vacuum
C) sun
D) supernova
E) nebula
  • 22. E.M. stands for___
A) electrical movement
B) emergency medical
C) electromagnetic
D) Earth's mass
E) emit motion
  • 23. Which of these types of waves are NOT on the EM spectrum?
A) x-rays
B) ocean waves
C) radio waves
D) all of these
E) TV broadcast waves
  • 24. What do scientists use to see the universe's galaxies?
A) microscopes
B) telescopes
C) none of these
D) all of these
E) binoculars
  • 25. Radiation is always bad.
A) False
B) True
  • 26. Matter that does not give off radiation that can be detected is _____
A) dark matter
B) a nebula
C) a supernova
D) a black hole
E) light matter
  • 27. Scientists believe that 90% of matter in the galaxies is ______
A) makes up planets
B) light matter
C) makes up our sun
D) made of oxygen
E) dark matter
  • 28. Objects that heat and light the planets are called____
A) stars
B) radiation
C) none of these
D) wavelengths
E) suns
  • 29. Our Sun is small in comparison to other stars in the universe
A) our Sun is not a star
B) False
C) True
  • 30. Stars are made of _____
A) plasma
B) iron
C) solid
D) liquid
E) metals
  • 31. The "light" given off by stars comes from ___
A) fire
B) oxygen
C) metal reflections
D) constant nuclear reactions
E) iron
  • 32. Stars are usually made of which 2 gases?
A) hydrogen and oxygen
B) helium and nitrogen
C) helium and hydrogen
D) oxygen and nitrogen
E) iron and oxygen
  • 33. There are many different kinds of light in our universe.
A) True
B) False
  • 34. Infrared, ultraviolet and x-rays are all forms of _____
A) light
B) liquids
C) solids
D) gases
E) supernovas
  • 35. A ball of gases that has many nuclear reactions is called_______
A) gravity
B) a planet
C) a star
D) mass
E) a galaxy
  • 36. What color is our Sun?
A) orange
B) white
C) yellow
D) red
E) invisible
  • 37. The color of a star depends on its _________
A) gravity
B) distance from s planet
C) size only
D) surface temperature
E) gases
  • 38. Higher temperatures create a__________star
A) white
B) red
C) blue
D) yellow
E) orange
  • 39. Lower temperatures create a ______ star
A) yellow
B) red
C) orange
D) white
E) blue
  • 40. A star's luminosity means its _______
A) size
B) temperature
C) volume
D) brightness
E) gas type
  • 41. A star's radius means its ________
A) size
B) temperature
C) density
D) color
E) orbit
  • 42. Our Sun has a _____ temperature compared to others in the universe
A) cooler
B) hotter
C) medium
D) below zero
E) none of these
  • 43. Like other organisms, stars have a _________
A) nitrogen cycle
B) all of these
C) water cycle
D) life cycle
E) carbon cycle
  • 44. Stars are born from huge clouds of _____
A) nitrogen
B) oxygen
C) gas and dust
D) water and dust
E) hydrogen and water
  • 45. The "beginning" of a star's life is called a _____
A) supernova
B) white dwarf
C) nebula
D) gamma ray
E) radiation wave
  • 46. A nebula that condenses and gets smaller is called a _____
A) galaxy
B) solar sytem
C) protostar
D) giant nebula
E) supernova
  • 47. The prefix "proto" means ____
A) early or before
B) middle of a cycle
C) older or after
D) none of these
  • 48. Right at the end of the protostar phase, a star becomes _____
A) all of these
B) more dense
C) explosive
D) a solid
E) less dense
  • 49. The star's heavy elements move___
A) to the center
B) out into the atmosphere
C) in horizontal lines
D) in straight lines
  • 50. After a star's main sequence, it becomes a _______
A) green star
B) red giant
C) blue star
D) white dwarf
E) supernova
  • 51. As a star cools it starts to ____
A) grow
B) shrink
C) all of these
D) disappear
  • 52. As a star begins to die, it becomes a _________
A) white dwarf
B) yellow giant
C) red giant
D) red dwarf
E) blue dwarf
  • 53. What is a super nova?
A) when a star's reactions stop and it explodes
B) when a star's reactions speed up and it explodes
C) when 2 planets collide
D) when 2 stars collide
E) when a galaxy explodes
  • 54. When a star has little or no fuel left, it is in its ______ stage of life
A) first
B) final
C) 10th
D) middle
  • 55. A star in its final stage becomes a ____
A) red giant
B) white dwarf
C) none of these
D) blue planet
E) yellow dwarf
  • 56. A black hole has so much gravity that ______
A) even light can not get out
B) all of these
C) it explodes into a supernova
D) light can escape easily
  • 57. No object can escape the gravity of a black hole.
A) True
B) False
  • 58. A huge amount of mass in a very small space produces a ___
A) black hole
B) solar system
C) universe
D) galaxy
E) supernova
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