Statistics for The Sun Quiz

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General Stats

  • This quiz has been taken 22,310 times
    (22,236 since last reset)
  • The average score is 13 of 20

Answer Stats

QuestionAnswer% Correct
What is the closest planet to the Sun?Mercury
99%
What country is known as the "Land of the Rising Sun"?Japan
83%
What type of star will it become in about 5 billion years?Red {Giant}
81%
What two elements comprise 98% of the sun's weight?Hydrogen
78%
What two elements comprise 98% of the sun's weight?Helium
75%
Who was the ancient Egyptian sun god?Ra
74%
What process powers the sun?Nuclear {Fusion}
73%
What type of star is the sun?Yellow {Dwarf}
72%
What is the term for a temporary dark area on the sun's surface?Sun{spot}
70%
What is the fourth state of matter which the sun is made of?Plasma
68%
What French king was called the "Sun King"?Louis XIV
66%
What is the name of the sudden flash of increased brightness that happens in the sun?Solar {Flare}
65%
What model places the Sun at the center of the solar system?{Helio}centrism
64%
In what religion is the Sun worshipped as the god Surya?Hinduism
58%
What is the name of the outermost layer of the sun, Latin for "crown"?Corona
56%
What astronomer postulated that model in 1543?Nicolaus Copernicus
54%
What is the name for the time when the sun shines directly over the earth's equator?Equinox
53%
What is the opposite of the above, when the sun is furthest from the equator?Solstice
48%
What is the term for the distance between the Earth and the Sun?{Astronomical} Unit
47%
What is the nearest other star to the sun?Proxima Centauri
45%

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