The Sun Quiz

Can you answer these questions related to the Sun?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: October 18, 2021
First submittedDecember 19, 2020
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What is the closest planet to the Sun?
Mercury
What model places the Sun at the center of the solar system?
Heliocentrism
What astronomer postulated that model in 1543?
Nicolaus Copernicus
What type of star is the sun?
Yellow Dwarf
What type of star will it become in about 5 billion years?
Red Giant
Who was the ancient Egyptian sun god?
Ra
What country is known as the "Land of the Rising Sun"?
Japan
What is the term for the distance between the Earth and the Sun?
Astronomical Unit
What is the fourth state of matter which the sun is made of?
Plasma
What French king was called the "Sun King"?
Louis XIV
What is the name for the time when the sun shines directly over the earth's equator?
Equinox
What is the opposite of the above, when the sun is furthest from the equator?
Solstice
What two elements comprise 98% of the sun's weight?
Hydrogen
Helium
What process powers the sun?
Nuclear Fusion
What is the name of the sudden flash of increased brightness that happens in the sun?
Solar Flare
What is the name of the outermost layer of the sun, Latin for "crown"?
Corona
What is the term for a temporary dark area on the sun's surface?
Sunspot
In what religion is the Sun worshipped as the god Surya?
Hinduism
What is the nearest other star to the sun?
Proxima Centauri
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Level 87
Oct 18, 2021
Nice and easy, thanks!
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Level 87
Oct 18, 2021
Enough about the sun, Andy.
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Level 83
Oct 19, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 59
Oct 19, 2021
Fun quiz, 17/20.
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Level 58
Oct 19, 2021
Was expecting "hedonism" for answer two.
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Level 63
Oct 22, 2021
Haha, not exactly. Close call though!
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Level 69
Oct 19, 2021
I don't think you need to say "other" in the final question. It would read more nicely.
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Level 69
Oct 19, 2021
It would be like asking, "What is the nearest other country to Australia?" No one is going to get confused if you get rid of "other" there.
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Level 82
Oct 26, 2021
It's in case you forgot that the Sun is a star.
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2022
No, the Sun is a sphere.
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Level 73
Nov 23, 2021
Now is the winter of our discontent.
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Level 87
Jan 14, 2022
Easy quiz.
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Level 62
Jan 14, 2022
Makar Sankranti is an important Hindu festival and is the first festival of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. A happy Sankranti to everyone who celebrates it!
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2022
సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు!
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2022
same
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Level 50
Jan 14, 2022
shut up about the sun SHUT UP ABOUT THE SUN
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Level 33
Jan 14, 2022
Praise the Sun!
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Level 59
Jan 14, 2022
2:22 remaining
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Level 57
Jan 14, 2022
Fine quiz, although it would have been cooler to have a quiz about Makar Sankranti. Admittedly, I'd've got zero.
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2022
@Aaron197 this shouldn't be on the 'answers contain something' series - it's only about the sun, not about sun things
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2022
Can you accept "helicocentrism"?
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2022
I'm surprised that only 50% of people know about astronomical units.
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Level 22
May 12, 2022
I typed Rha... dangit
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Level 59
Jun 3, 2022
When I saw "sun king" I immediately thought of Carcosa... forgot that was the "yellow king"
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Level 27
Jun 22, 2022
i just typed 'louis' because he was french