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Stars Questions - All Grades

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Grade 8 Stars
A light year is a measurement of
  1. time
  2. distance
  3. temperature
  4. star brightness
Grade 6 Stars
It is a hot ball of glowing gases. What is it?
  1. a star
  2. a galaxy
  3. a planet
  4. a universe
Grade 5 Stars
Grade 9 Stars
Which area of Earth science includes the study of stars?
  1. meteorology
  2. hydrology
  3. geology
  4. astronomy
Grade 5 Stars
Why can we see the stars in the night sky?
  1. they produce their own light
  2. they reflect light from the sun
Grade 6 Stars
What is a group of stars that make up a pattern in the sky called?
  1. galaxy
  2. cluster
  3. constellation
  4. solar system
Grade 7 Stars
What color are the coolest stars?
  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Orange
  4. Yellow
Grade 5 Stars
What is a spectroscope used for?
  1. Analyze what elements a star contains
  2. Measure the distance to star
  3. Measure a star's temperature
  4. Make distant objects appear closer.
Grade 8 Stars
A star's brightness as seen from Earth is
  1. its apparent magnitude
  2. its overall magnitude
  3. its complex magnitude
  4. its absolute magnitude
Grade 5 Stars
A group of stars in the sky form a
  1. light year
  2. galaxy
  3. constellation
Grade 3 Stars
Grade 8 Stars
A plot of surface temperatures of stars against their absolute magnitude is called
  1. an H-R diagram
  2. a stellar chart
  3. a constellation map
  4. a spectrum
Grade 6 Stars
Grade 1 Stars
You can see stars best                .
  1. in the country.
  2. in a big city.
  3. during the day.
Grade 6 Stars
The Earth and our solar system are moving around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Distant stars that make up constellations are also moving through space. Since the stars are so far away from Earth, we do not notice changes in star positions from night to night.

Which conclusion about constellations can be drawn from this passage?
  1. Constellation star patterns never change.
  2. Constellation star patterns change very slowly.
  3. Constellation star patterns changed in the past, but are no longer changing.
  4. Constellation star patterns did not change in the past, but will change in the future.
Grade 6 Stars
Which sentence best describes the distances of the stars in a constellation?
  1. The stars in a constellation are located near each other in space.
  2. The stars in a constellation are located about the same distance from Earth.
  3. The stars in a constellation are located both near each other and the same distance from Earth.
  4. The stars in a constellation are located neither near each other nor the same distance from Earth.
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