Sun Quiz

How long does it take Sunlight to reach the Earth?

1 minute
8.3 minutes
1 millisecond
9.5 minutes

Does the Sun rotate like the Planets?


How old is the Sun?

4.6 Billion years
102 Billion years
3.5 Million years
6000 years

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

0.5 AU
1 AU
100 AU
8.3 AU

What is the Sun mostly made up of?

Hydrogen and Helium

Which reaction produces the energy in the Sun?

Thermonuclear Fission
Nuclear Decay
Thermonuclear Fusion

What type of Star is the Sun?

Red Dwarf
Yellow Dwarf
Red Giant
White Dwarf

What is the colour of the Sun?


What are the atmospheric layers of the Sun?

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

Which is the Visible surface of the Sun?

Transition Region

When is the Solar Corona visible?

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

What are the black spots on the Sun?

Solar Storms
Solar Prominence
Sun Flares
Sun Spots

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

Solar flare
Solar Wind
Coronal Mass Ejections
Solar Prominence

What is a Solar Flare?

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

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

Solar Flares
Solar Storms
Solar wind
Solar Prominence

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 Giant
It will just explode
Yellow Giant
Red Dwarf

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

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