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The Sun Facts Quiz tests your knowledge regarding the sun's structure, solar activity, solar observations and space missions, and general information about the sun.
1. About 74% of the sun's mass is:
a.Oxygen
b.Helium
c.Hydrogen
d.Carbon
2. Approximately how many minutes does it take for the light from the sun to reach Earth?
a.30
b.8
c.120
d.200
3. The sun is a:
a.Planet
b.Star
c.Comet
d.Meteoroid

4. What do you call the well-defined areas in the sun's surface that appear darker than their surroundings?
a.Solar flares
b.Sun shadows
c.Solar shades
d.Sunspots
5. In four to five billion years, the sun's outer layers will expand as the core's hydrogen fuel is used up, contracts and heats up. What is this phase called?
a.Yellow giant phase
b.Red giant phase
c.Blue giant phase
d.White giant phase
6. Because of its high temperatures, all matter in the sun is in gas and plasma form.
a.True
b.False
7. Who is the 17th century scientist that pioneered telescopic observations of the sun?
a.Newton
b.Copernicus
c.Galileo
d.Pasteur
8. What type of solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured by the moon?
a.Annular eclipse
b.Partial eclipse
c.Total eclipse
d.Hybrid eclipse
9. The study of the propagation of pressure waves in the sun is referred to as helioseismology.
a.True
b.False
10. What do you call the visible surface of the sun, which is the layer below which the sun becomes opaque to visible light?
a.Photosphere
b.Solsphere
c.Neurosphere
d.Hydrosphere
11. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, which is one of the most important solar missions to date, was jointly built by NASA and the European Space Agency.
a.True
b.False
12. What do you call a violent explosion in the sun's atmosphere with an energy that is the equivalent of millions of hydrogen bombs?
a.Solar wind
b.Solar eclipse
c.Solar flare
d.Solar granulation
13. inside the sun it is
a.pitch black
b.dim
c.bright
d.very bright

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