Sun Quiz

How long does it take Sunlight to reach the Earth?

1 minute
9.5 minutes
8.3 minutes
1 millisecond

Does the Sun rotate like the Planets?


How old is the Sun?

4.6 Billion years
3.5 Million years
102 Billion years
6000 years

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

1 AU
8.3 AU
100 AU
0.5 AU

What is the Sun mostly made up of?

Hydrogen and Helium

Which reaction produces the energy in the Sun?

Thermonuclear Fusion
Nuclear Decay
Thermonuclear Fission

What type of Star is the Sun?

Red Giant
White Dwarf
Yellow Dwarf
Red Dwarf

What is the colour of the Sun?


What are the atmospheric layers of the Sun?

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

Which is the Visible surface of the Sun?

Transition Region

When is the Solar Corona visible?

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

What are the black spots on the Sun?

Solar Storms
Solar Prominence
Sun Spots
Sun Flares

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

Solar flare
Coronal Mass Ejections
Solar Wind
Solar Prominence

What is a Solar Flare?

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

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

Solar wind
Solar Prominence
Solar Storms
Solar Flares

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?

It will just explode
Yellow Giant
Red Giant
Red Dwarf

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