Topicwise Questions - Space

1. Which of the following phenomena cannot be observed on the surface of the Moon?

  1. Rising and setting of the Sun
  2. Solar eclipse
  3. Motion of comets
  4. Twinkling of stars

2. Which of the following planets has a revolution time which is shorter than its rotation time?

  1. Jupiter
  2. Venus
  3. Mars
  4. Uranus

3. Which planet looks reddish in the night sky?

  1. Jupiter
  2. Saturn
  3. Mars
  4. Mercury

4. Which female astronaut spent the maximum time in space?

  1. Lisa Norwak
  2. Kalpana Chawla
  3. Sunita Williams
  4. None of these

5. Which planet has the fastest revolution time?

  1. Mercury
  2. Uranus
  3. Neptune
  4. Jupiter

6. An astronaut in outer space will observe sky as

  1. White
  2. Black
  3. Blue
  4. Red

7. Which of the following planets rotates in a direction opposite to the direction of earth's rotation?

  1. Mars
  2. Jupiter
  3. Venus
  4. Mercury

8. What is the average distance (approximate) between the Sun and the Earth?

  1. 70 x 105 km
  2. 100 x 105 km
  3. 110 x 106 km
  4. 150 x 106 km

9. NASA's Deep Impact space mission was employed to take detailed pictures of which comet nucleus?

  1. Halley's Comet
  2. Hale-Bopp
  3. Hyakutake
  4. Tempel 1

10. Which of the following planets has a lesser rotation time than the Earth?

  1. Jupiter
  2. Mars
  3. Mercury
  4. Venus

11. What is the name of the first woman space tourist?

  1. Jullian Moore
  2. Anousheh Ansari
  3. Paula Radcliffe
  4. Namira Salim

12. Storms of gases are visible in the chromospheres of the Sun during

  1. Cyclones
  2. Anticyclones
  3. Lunar eclipse
  4. Solar eclipse

13. The name of the world's first black spaceman is

  1. Prensa Latina.
  2. Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez.
  3. Yury Rumanenko.
  4. Robert Mendereze.

14. The first person to enter into space was

  1. Valentina Tereshkova
  2. Edward H. White
  3. Yuri Gagarin
  4. Alan Shepard

15. How much time does light require to travel distance of 150,000,000 kilometers from the Sun to the earth?

  1. 8 1/3 minutes
  2. 8 1/2 minutes
  3. 8 1/4 minutes
  4. 9 minutes

16. The name of the galaxy in which the earth is a planet is

  1. Andromeda
  2. Ursa Major
  3. Ursa Minor
  4. Milky Way

17. The asteroid belt is located between which two planets in the solar system?

  1. Earth and Mars
  2. Mars and Jupiter
  3. Jupiter and Saturn
  4. Saturn and Uranus

18. The planet that lies at the outermost orbit of the solar system is :

  1. Saturn
  2. Neptune
  3. Mercury
  4. Uranus

19. Which of the following planets is named after a Greek God, unlike others which are named after Roman Gods?

  1. Uranus
  2. Neptune
  3. Jupiter
  4. Mercury