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Class 8

Explore popular questions from Stars and the Solar System for Class 8. This collection covers Stars and the Solar System previous year Class 8 questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Stars and the Solar System

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Q 1. The Halley's Comet is seen after every

A

76 months

76 years

C

56 months

D

56 years

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Q 2. Ursa Major is a

A

star

constellation

C

seen only with telescope

D

satellite

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Q 3. Which planet has the largest number of satellites?

A

Jupiter

Saturn

C

Mercury

D

Mars

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Q 4. Which unit is used to measure astronomical distances?

A

Leap year

Light year

C

Centur

D

Sound year

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Q 5. The stars forming a recognizable shape is called

constellation

B

system

C

galaxy

D

asteroids

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Q 6. Which planet is called morning star or evening star?

Venus

B

Mars

C

Jupiter

D

Mercury

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Q 7. Our galaxy is known as

A

earth galaxy

B

sun galaxy

Milky Way

D

constellation

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Q 8. Which of the following is not a planet?

A

Mercury

B

Saturn

C

Jupiter

Great bear

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Q 9. Orion is a

constellation

B

star

C

planet

D

satellite

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Q 10. Shooting stars are called

A

asteroids

B

galaxies

meteors

D

andromeda

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Q 11. Phases of the moon are observed because :

A

The moon does not reflect sunlight

The relative position of the sun, earth and the moon changes

C

The shadow of earth falls on the moon

D

Only some parts of the moon can emit light

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Q 12. Stars appear motionless because :

A

they move with the same speed as that of the earth

B

they do not move at all

they are very far away from the earth

D

their speed is extremely slow

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Q 13. Galaxies are usually classified on the basis of their :

A

mass

B

size

shape

D

None of these

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Q 14. Indian name of Milky way galaxy is :

Akash Ganga

B

Dhruv Tara

C

Saptarishi

D

None of these

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Q 15. The largest and heaviest member of the solar family is

Sun

B

Jupiter

C

Saturn

D

Uranus

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Q 16. A luminous heavenly body with a long luminous streaking tail, is known as

A

an asteroid

a comet

C

a meteorite

D

a planet

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Q 17. Which of the following is called red planet?

A

Venus

B

Mercury

Mars

D

Jupiter

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Q 18. Number of satellites for Venus are

A

9

B

8

C

10

None

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Q 19. What is a geostationary satellite?

A

A satellite that does not revolve around the earth

B

A satellite that does not revolve around its axis

A satellite that remains stationary with respect to a place on the earth

D

None of the above

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Q 20. The path of a planet around the Sun is elliptical as shown in figure below. Its velocity is greatest at

A

K

B

J

M

D

L

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Q 21. Which one was the first satellite of India?

A

Rohini-I

B

Bhaskar

Aryabhatta

D

Rohini-II

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Q 22. The red shift suggest that the universe is

A

Revolving

B

Oscillating

C

Contracting

Expanding

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Q 23. The galaxy of which our solar system belong is

Milky way

B

Solar galaxy

C

Elliptical galaxy

D

Radio galaxy

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Q 24. Which one of the following planet has the longest day?

A

Venus

Mars

C

Mercury

D

Earth

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Q 25. Pankaj took a photo at night by leaving the shutter of his camera open for about a few hours. The diagram on the right shows the picture he got. What causes the stars in Pankaj's photo to look like they are spinning around the night sky?

The rotation of earth

B

The rotation of moon

C

The rotation of sun

D

None of these