User:Guy vandegrift/Quizbank/Archive1/Contributed questions

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This page is for contributions that were not sufficient in number to create an entire quiz. Quizzes added to the quizbank should remain here, but given an appropriate ID as hidden text at the beginning of the question.

The history of this page serves to document attribution to quiz questions that have been submitted on this page

Questions not copied to Quizbank[edit]

Basic astronomy questions[edit]

1

Blue light has a wavelength about the size of?

An atom
An atomic nucleus
A small bacterium
A grain of salt

2

Electromagnetic spectrum has photons. Which of the following bands have the largest energy?

X-Rays (or Gamma-Rays)
Visible (or UV or IR)
Microwave (or Radio)
All of these have the same energy

3

What is the third planet from the sun?

Sun
Earth
Jupiter
Mars

4

How old is the solar system?

2.5 billion years
9.0 billion years
4.5 billion years
Since last thursday

5

What is the Semi-major axis of Neptune?

300 AU
3 AU
30 AU
3000 AU

6

How many planets are in our solar system?

8
7
9
10

7

How far is an AU?

8 light years
8 light minutes
8 light hours
just plain 8

8

What is an AU?

Astronomical Unit
Astronomer Unit
Around the Universe

9

How far is the Earth from the Sun?

3 AU
1 AU
5 AU
2 AU

Questions already copied to Quizbank[edit]

Venus[edit]

These questions have been copied to Venus/Quiz/Quizbank.

1

The geology of Venus is predominantly

Basalt
Andesite
Picrite

2

Basalt is what type of rock?

Igneous
Sedimentary
Metamorphic

3

The rocks on Venus are mostly

from volcanoes
from the seabed of a now non-existent ocean
associated with plate tectonics