General Science-Space - General Knowledge Questions and Answers updated on Jun 2019

General Science-Space-General Knowledge Questions and Answers

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Space General Knowledge Quiz -Multiple choice Questions and Answers

 

1. How often, approximately, is Halley's Comet visible from Earth (in years)?
•     25
•     75
•     140
•     300
Halley's comet appears in the night sky approximately every 75 years. Its next appearance will be in 2061.

 


2. What astronomer placed Earth at the center of the universe?
•     Ptolemy
•     Galileo
•     Tycho Brahe
•     Aryabhata I


 

3. Which astronomer wrote the Aryabhatiya?
•     Brahmagupta
•     Bhaskara I
•     Aryabhata I
•     Galileo


 

4. What astronomer suggested that the Sun was at the center of the solar system?
•     Copernicus
•     Hypatia
•     Ptolemy
•     Theon of Alexandria

 

5. In On the Revolutions of the Celestial Orb, Nicholas Copernicus (1473–1543) suggested that Earth revolved around the Sun.
•     Who was the first astronomer to use a telescope?
•     Leonardo da Vinci
•     Galileo
•     Ptolemy
•     Hypatia

 


6. Which of the following is not a scientific optical instrument?
•     telescope
•     periscope
•     endoscope
•     microscope
A periscope allows the viewer to view objects not in the line of sight, such as around corners or above the surface of the water from below. It is best known for its use in military submarines.

 


7. Which of these contain large quantities of ice?
•     asteroids
•     stars
•     comets
•     black holes

 


8. What do most asteroids orbit?
•     Earth
•     Mars
•     the Sun
•     Pluto

 


9. Which of these planets has an atmosphere made up of hydrogen, helium, and methane?
•     Pluto
•     Uranus -ans
•     Earth
•     Venus

 

10. Which of these American astronomers discovered Pluto in 1930?

?•     Galileo Galilei

•     Harlow Shapley

•     Clyde Tombaugh

•     Edwin Hubble
 

 

11. Which of these constellations is not in the zodiac?
 

•     Aries
•     Alpha Centauri
•     Leo
•     Capricornus

 

Twelve well-known groups of stars, called constellations, lie in the zodiac. Their names are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
 

 

12. In what constellation is Sirius found?
•     Canis Major
•     Ursa Major
•     Ursa Minor
•     Andromeda

 


13. About how many galaxies are there in the universe?
•     25 million
•     25 billion
•     25 quadrillion
•     25 gazillion

 


14. Which of these is a galaxy?
•     Pluto
•     Ceres
•     Large Magellanic Cloud
•     Jupiter
The Large Magellanic Cloud is a very distant galaxy beyond our own.

 


15. How many light-years across is the Milky Way?
•     1000
•     10000
•     100000
•     1000000

 


16. Which is the closest galaxy to Earth outside the Milky Way?
•     Sombrero
•     Andromeda
•     Antennae
•     NGC 2770

 

17. Space Application Centre (SAC) is located at


•     Mumbai
•     Ahmadabad
•     Trivandrum
•     None

 

18. The first Indian Remote Sensing Satellite was launched into space on


•     1984
•     1989
•     1988
•     1990

 


19. The code name of the first vehicle driven by man on the moon's surface was


•     Luna 22
•     Rover
•     Eagle
•     Challenger

 

20. India's satellite launch-pad is located at

•     Thumba
•     Shri Hari Kota
•     Ahmedabad
•     Dehradun


 

Answer Key

1. 75  2. Ptolemy  3. Aryabhata I   4. Copernicus  5.  Galileo  6. periscope  7. comets  8. the Sun  9. Uranus  10. Clyde Tombaugh  11. Alpha Centauri  12. Canis Major  13. 25 billion  14. Large Magellanic Cloud  15. 100000   16. Andromeda  17. Ahmadabad  18. 1990  19. Rover  20. Shri Hari Kota
 

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