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Earth and Space Quiz. 1) Which is the largest?. a) The Sun. b) The Earth. c) The Moon. d) The Universe. e) The Milky Way. 2) Which is the smallest ?. a) The Sun. b) The Earth. c) The Moon. d) The Universe. e) The Milky Way. 3) Which is the largest measure of distance ?.

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Earth and space quiz

Earth and Space Quiz


1 which is the largest

1) Which is the largest?

a) The Sun

b) The Earth

c) The Moon

d) The Universe

e) The Milky Way


2 which is the smallest

2) Which is the smallest?

a) The Sun

b) The Earth

c) The Moon

d) The Universe

e) The Milky Way


3 which is the largest measure of distance

3) Which is the largest measure of distance?

a) A kilometer

b) A mile

c) A light year

d) A metre

e) A foot


4 the speed of light is

4) The speed of light is.....

a) 300 m/s

b) 300 km/s

c) 30 000 km/s

d) 300 000 km/s

e) 300 000 m/s


5 name a space telescope

5) Name a space telescope.

a) The Nubble

b) TheHupple

c) The Mupple

d) The Hubble

e) The Huttle


6 why must an infra red ir telescope be located in space

6) Why must an infra-red (IR) telescope be located in space.

a) IR can travel through the atmosphere

b) IR is attracted towards the moon

c) IR cannot travel through dust

d) IR cannot travel through the atmosphere

e) IR is effected by the Earth’s magnetic field


7 which form of electromagnetic radiation has the longest wavelength

7) Which form of electromagnetic radiation has the longest wavelength?

a) Gamma

b) X-ray

c) UV

d) IR

e) Microwave


8 which form of electromagnetic radiation has the shortest wavelength

8) Which form of electromagnetic radiation has the shortest wavelength?

a) Gamma

b) X-ray

c) UV

d) IR

e) Microwave


9 what is red shift

9) What is red shift?

a) The wavelength of light travelling from distant galaxies increases towards red.

b) The wavelength of light travelling from distant galaxies decreases towards red.

c) The wavelength of light from distant galaxies increases towards blue.

d) The wavelength of light travelling from distant galaxies decreases towards blue.


10 what is blue shift

10) What is blue shift?

a) The wavelength of light travelling from distant galaxies increases towards red.

b) The wavelength of light travelling from distant galaxies decreases towards red.

c) The wavelength of light from distant galaxies increases towards blue.

d) The wavelength of light travelling from distant galaxies decreases towards blue.


11 what piece of evidence supports the big bang

11) What piece of evidence supports the Big Bang?

a) Light travelling from distant galaxies shows a red shift.

b) Light travelling from distant galaxies shows a blue shift.

c) Light travelling from distant galaxies shows a pink shift.

d) Light travelling from distant galaxies shows a blue shift.


12 which statement about optical telescopes is correct

12) Which statement about optical telescopes is correct?

a) They only work during the night.

b) They only work during an eclipse.

c) They only work at night.

d) They work day and night.


13 name a disadvantage of space telescopes

13) Name a disadvantage of space telescopes?

a) They are difficult to look after.

b) They use lots of crude oil.

c) They take high quality images.

d) They only work during the night.


14 most scientists think the universe will continue to expand this is called

14) Most scientists think the universe will continue to expand. This is called.........

a) The Big Bang.

b) The Big Crunch.

c) The Big Yawn.

d) The Big Yawn followed by the Big Crunch.


15 which piece of evidence best supports the big bang theory

15) Which piece of evidence best supports the Big Bang Theory?

a) The most distant galaxies are moving away fastest – they show the biggest red shift.

b) The most distant galaxies are moving away slowest – they show the smallest red shift.

c) The most distant galaxies are moving towards us quickly – they show the greatest blue shift.

d) The most distant galaxies are moving towards us slowly – they show the smallest blue shift.


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