The ultimate Space Quiz

Would you know the difference between a meteorite and a comet? From the history of space travel to modern day discoveries. Think Planets, Satellites and the Solar System for inspiration to ace our free Space quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 4 rounds, so gather round for some astronomical quizzing.

Round 1

1 – Which phenomenon happens in a repeating cycle known as a saros?

2 – Which is the hottest planet in the solar system?

3 – In which year were the spacesuits built that NASA uses – 1974, 1994 or 2004?

4 – The sun is made up of mostly which gas?

5 – What is NASA an acronym for?

6 – Which planet is closest to the sun?

7 – Which planet is farthest from the sun?

8 – How many planets have rings?

9 – Which country launched the world’s first successful space flight?

10 – In which year was the first space flight?

Round 2

1 – Which is the smallest planet in our solar system?

2 – What was the name of the first man to orbit the earth?

3 – Which planet is the coldest?

4 – Who invented the Hubble telescope?

5 – Which rover landed on Mars first?

6 – Which planet is the smallest?

7 – Who was the first man on the moon?

8 – Who was the second man on the moon?

9 – In which year did the first man land on the moon?

10 – Which two planets have the most confirmed moons?

Round 3

1 – Valentina Tereshkova was the first what?

2 – What was the first animal to be launched into space?

3 – What is the name of the first dog to make an orbital spaceflight around the Earth?

4 – The first mammal to reach space was a rhesus monkey named what?

5 – Sunsets on Mars appear in what colour?

6 – The “super earth,” aka 55 Cancri e, is covered in graphite and what precious gem?

7 – Space is completely silent – True or False?

8 – What are the smallest stars in the known universe?

9 – The Moon has no atmosphere – True or False?

10 – Which is the only planet to spin clockwise?

Round 4

1 – How many moons does Venus have?

2 – Which comet orbit is due to pass Earth again in 2061?

3 – The helmet is the most expensive part of a NASA space suit – True or False?

4 – Neptune’s days are how many hours long – 6, 16 or 26?

5 – It takes 8 minutes & 19 seconds for what to travel from the sun to Earth?

6 – What is the fastest spinning planet in the solar system?

7 – Saturn’s rings are made from what?

8 – Rugby was once played on the moon – True or False?

9 – Alpha Centauri is a what?

10 – Europa is a moon on which planet?

Round 5

1 – One day on Venus is almost how many months on Earth – 8, 18 or 88?

2 – Name one of the two sports played on the moon in 1971?

3 – Which planet has the biggest volcano in the solar system?

4 – The Moon is shaped like which fruit?

5 – Which planet was demoted from planet status and reclassified as a dwarf planet?

6 – Which planet is often called the Red Planet?

7 – 70% off Earth’s surface is made up of what?

8 – The milky Way was named after the chocolate – True or False?

9 – How many moons does Mercury have?

10 – Name all 4 planets with rings?




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Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!

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