Simple Space Quizzes for Children

How well do you understand the universe? Try answering the following questions before searching for the answer in the box below each question.

1. Which galaxy is closest to the Milky Way?

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Andromeda Galaxy

2. Who described Saturn’s rings as “the handle of a teacup”?

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Galileo

3. The word “luna” refers to which celestial body?

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Moon

4. Which star does the satellite Charon orbit?

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Pluto

5. How many moons does the Earth have?

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1

6. How long is Mercury’s orbit around the sun?

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88 earth days

7. Which Apollo was launched on April 11, 1970?

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Apollo 13

8. On the moon, on the first trip, where did the astronauts land?

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Sea Of Tranquility

9. What is the sun mainly made up of?

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Hydrogen

10. The astronomical unit (AU) is a unit of measurement based on the average distance between what two objects?

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Earth and Sun

11. What is the path of an object in space called?

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Orbit

12. How long does it take Mercury to complete one rotation?

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58.7 days

13. What are the great storms that the sun produces called?

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Solar storm

14. How long does it take for Mars to complete one revolution?

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24 hours 37 minutes

15. Jupiter is mainly made up of?

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Gas types

16. Which satellite is closest to Earth?

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Moon

17. Pluto was discovered in what year?

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Year 1930

18. What is a researcher of stars, planets and galaxies called?

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Astronomy

19. In which constellation is the Horsehead Nebula located?

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Orion

20. What does the first “A” in NASA mean?

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Aeronautics

21. What kind of satellite has a name that means “companion” in Russian?

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Sputnik

22. Did the Mariner 4 spacecraft send the first pictures of the planet back to Earth?

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Mars

23. What is the opposite of ordinary matter called?

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Antimatter

24. Who is credited with creating the “Big Bang Theory”?

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Georges Lemaitre

25. What are the objects that orbit the Sun called?

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Planet

26. Who was the first female astronaut in the United States?

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Sally Ride

27. What is the star that produces a giant explosion, emitting as much energy as the sun in about 10 billion years?

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Supernova

28. What was the name of the first manned space vehicle?

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Vostok 1

29. What number Apollo was launched on January 31, 1971?

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Apollo 14

30. Which constellation looks like a hunter holding a weapon?

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Orion

31. What is the name of the spaceship that sent the first humans to the moon?

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Apollo 11

32. What is the “disk” surrounding a black hole called?

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Accretion disk

33. How long does it take for the moon to complete one revolution around the earth?

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28 days

34. What is the seventh planet in order of distance from the sun?

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Uranus

35. What is the second planet from the sun?

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Venus

36. About how many days does the moon complete its phases?

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29.5 days

37. What two planets is the asteroid belt between?

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Mars and Jupiter

38. How many days are there in a year on Mercury?

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88 days

39. The Earth’s gravity is how many times the Moon’s gravity?

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6 times

40. Which star is also called Alpha Ursae Minoris?

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Polaris

41. Who was the first person to fly into space?

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Yuri Gagarin

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