Sun Quiz

How long does it take Sunlight to reach the Earth?

8.3 minutes
1 minute
9.5 minutes
1 millisecond

Does the Sun rotate like the Planets?


How old is the Sun?

6000 years
3.5 Million years
102 Billion years
4.6 Billion years

How far is the Sun from the Earth in Astronomical Units?

8.3 AU
1 AU
0.5 AU
100 AU

What is the Sun mostly made up of?

Hydrogen and Helium

Which reaction produces the energy in the Sun?

Nuclear Decay
Thermonuclear Fission
Thermonuclear Fusion

What type of Star is the Sun?

Red Giant
Yellow Dwarf
White Dwarf
Red Dwarf

What is the colour of the Sun?


What are the atmospheric layers of the Sun?

Thermosphere, Ionosphere and Troposphere
Core, Radiation zone and Convection Zone
Photosphere, Chromosphere and Solar Corona
Photosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere

Which is the Visible surface of the Sun?

Transition Region

When is the Solar Corona visible?

During Sunset
During Total Solar Eclipse
During Sunrise
During Total Lunar Eclipse

What are the black spots on the Sun?

Solar Storms
Sun Flares
Solar Prominence
Sun Spots

Which Solar activity ejects plasma and magnetic field into the Space?

Solar Wind
Coronal Mass Ejections
Solar Prominence
Solar flare

What is a Solar Flare?

A stream of charged particles
An intense burst of radiation
A large bright loop made up of gas
Light from the Corona

What are the stream of charged particles released from Corona called?

Solar wind
Solar Prominence
Solar Flares
Solar Storms

What are the large loop like structures on the Sun's surface?

Solar Flash
Solar Ring
Solar Prominence
Solar Loop

What will the Sun become when there isn't enough Hydrogen in its core?

Red Dwarf
Yellow Giant
It will just explode
Red Giant

What will happen to the Sun after the Red Giant phase?

It will become a White Dwarf
It will become a Black Star
It will explode
It will become a Compact Star