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Quiz about The Cosmos
Quiz about The Cosmos

The Cosmos! Trivia Quiz

A Multiverse of Knowledge

In this quiz, try to match the name of a cosmic object or phenomenon with a statement that best goes with it. These statements come from a variety of categories. Good luck and enjoy!

A matching quiz by RedHook13. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
RedHook13
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
414,333
Updated
Dec 31 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
151
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. Cosmic object discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell in 1967.  
  Supernova
2. Name of a township located in Pennsylvania, USA.  
  Nebula
3. Perry (___) was the ring name of a mop wielding WWE wrestler.  
  Constellation
4. The carambola can sometimes be referred to as a (___) fruit.  
  Pulsar
5. Karen Gillan's character in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe".  
  Galaxy
6. Song featured on the Within Temptation album "Resist".  
  Moon
7. An alien themed mascot associated with the Houston Astros.  
  Orbit
8. Quad-engine propeller airliner manufactured by Lockheed.  
  Saturn
9. (___) Man is a boss featured in the game "Mega Man 9".  
  Star
10. He was the family dog in the sitcom "Full House".  
  Comet





Select each answer

1. Cosmic object discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell in 1967.
2. Name of a township located in Pennsylvania, USA.
3. Perry (___) was the ring name of a mop wielding WWE wrestler.
4. The carambola can sometimes be referred to as a (___) fruit.
5. Karen Gillan's character in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe".
6. Song featured on the Within Temptation album "Resist".
7. An alien themed mascot associated with the Houston Astros.
8. Quad-engine propeller airliner manufactured by Lockheed.
9. (___) Man is a boss featured in the game "Mega Man 9".
10. He was the family dog in the sitcom "Full House".

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Cosmic object discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell in 1967.

Answer: Pulsar

Pulsars are formed after a star has gone supernova. They are neutron stars that spin rapidly and have incredibly strong magnetic fields. When observing pulsars using radio telescopes from Earth, pulsars will emit beams of radiation (pulses) at steady intervals.

Pulsars were discovered by Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell, an astrophysicist from Northern Ireland using the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory in Cambridge, England. In a bit of controversy, Jocelyn Bell Burnell's colleagues (Antony Hewish and Martin Ryle) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1974 for the discovery, but Jocelyn Bell Burnell herself was not.
2. Name of a township located in Pennsylvania, USA.

Answer: Moon

Moon Township can be found in Allegheny County in western Pennsylvania. It is about a twenty minute drive west of the city of Pittsburgh and is also the home of Pittsburgh's main international airport.

Moon Township was established in 1788 and is believed to have been named due to a crescent-shaped bend in the nearby Ohio River. As of the 2020 census, Moon Township had a population of just over 25,000 people.
3. Perry (___) was the ring name of a mop wielding WWE wrestler.

Answer: Saturn

Perry Arthur Satullo was a professional wrestler who went by the ring name Perry Saturn. Perry Saturn made his professional debut with ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling), where he became one part of the tag team named The Eliminators.

Perry Saturn would eventually perform for WCW (World Championship Wrestling) and later the WWF/WWE (World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment), where he became infamous for his on screen relationship with a mop named "Moppy".
4. The carambola can sometimes be referred to as a (___) fruit.

Answer: Star

The Averrhoa carambola (or simply carambola) is a tropical fruit that when transversely cut resembles a star, hence its nickname as the star fruit.

The carambola is native to Southeast Asia from India all the way down to the Philippines and Indonesia. However, they can be grown in other tropical and sub tropical regions such as Hawaii and Central America.
5. Karen Gillan's character in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe".

Answer: Nebula

Nebula was one of two adopted daughters (the other being Gamora) of the villain Thanos in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe". Nebula made her debut in the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" film released in 2014.

Nebula was originally an antagonistic character, but would later become a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy following the "Infinity War" saga. Nebula was portrayed by Scottish actress Karen Gillan, who has also appeared in the "Jumanji" film series as well as the "Doctor Who" television series.
6. Song featured on the Within Temptation album "Resist".

Answer: Supernova

Within Temptation is a symphonic heavy metal band based out of the Netherlands. The band is fronted by a female lead singer named Sharon del Adel who has been with the band since its formation in 1996.

In 2019, Within Temptation released their seventh studio album titled "Resist". The album includes the song "Supernova", which was written to commemorate Sharon's father who had passed away the previous year. Other notable songs from this album include "The Reckoning", "Raise Your Banner" and "Firelight".
7. An alien themed mascot associated with the Houston Astros.

Answer: Orbit

Orbit made his debut as the mascot of the Houston Astros in 1990. The mascot is a green alien with two orange antennae dressed up in team attire. The character basically looks like a giant green version of the character Orbity from "The Jetsons" cartoon series.

Orbit was placed on hiatus following the 2000 season, but would be brought back in 2013 after the Houston Astros had moved from the National League to the American League.
8. Quad-engine propeller airliner manufactured by Lockheed.

Answer: Constellation

The Lockheed Constellation and the larger Super Constellation (aka Connie) were once a global workhorse for the civil and military aviation industry. The Constellation had four wing-mounted propeller engines and was first flown on January 9, 1943.

The Constellation was used by many major airlines including TWA, Pan Am, Air France, Qantas and others. The Constellation fully retired from passenger service in 1968. One variant of the Constellation served as the original Air Force One, which is the aircraft used to transport the President of the United States.
9. (___) Man is a boss featured in the game "Mega Man 9".

Answer: Galaxy

Galaxy Man is one of eight Robot Masters featured in the video game "Mega Man 9", which was released for Sony PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii in September 2008 by CAPCOM. Galaxy Man is designed to look like a UFO with arms and legs and his signature weapon is named the "Black Hole Bomb".

"Mega Man 9" is a nostalgic game, whose simplified 8-bit graphics were modeled after the original six "Mega Man" titles that were released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) between 1987 and 1994.
10. He was the family dog in the sitcom "Full House".

Answer: Comet

"Full House" was a popular sitcom that aired on ABC from 1987-1995. It starred Bob Saget as a television host from San Francisco named Danny Tanner, who was left to raise three daughters after his wife passed away.

The Tanner's family dog, a golden retriever named Comet, made his debut in the episode "And They Call It Puppy Love" which aired during the show's third season on November 10, 1989. The family had encountered a lost dog named Minnie who had given birth to Comet while at the Tanner's home. The dog's owner allowed the Tanner family to adopt Comet at the episode's conclusion.
Source: Author RedHook13

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