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English: This is an image of the planet Uranus...

This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who discovered Uranus?
a) Gerard Kuiper
b) Pervical Lowell
c) William Herschel
d) James Watt

2) John Flamsteed saw Uranus in 1690 and he thought it to be a star. What did he call it?
a) Alpha Centauri
b) Proxima Centauri
c) 34 Tauri
d) 24 Gauri

3) What did William Herschel name Uranus?
a) Albertum Sidus
b) Georgium Sidus
c) Henrium Sidus
d) Edwardum Sidus

Montage of Uranus' five largest satellites. Fr...

Montage of Uranus’ five largest satellites. From left to right in order of increasing distance from Uranus are Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania and Oberon. Images are presented to show correct relative sizes and brightness. Coverage is incomplete for Miranda and Ariel; gray circles depict missing areas (original caption from NASA though revised as image has been rotated) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4) Who is Uranus in mythology?
a) God of Heaven
b) Goddess of Earth
c) God of Trees
d) God of Flowers

5) Which is the brightest ring of Uranus?
a) Alpha
b) Epsilon
c) Sigma
d) Omega

The magnetic field of Uranus as observed by Vo...

The magnetic field of Uranus as observed by Voyager 2 in 1986. S and N are magnetic south and north poles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6) What is the number of rings of Uranus?
a) Seven
b) Three
c) Six
d) Eleven

7) How many satellites of Uranus were discovered in 1986?
a) 10
b) 14
c) 12
d) 16

Uranus and its six largest moons compared at t...

Uranus and its six largest moons compared at their proper relative sizes and relative positions. From left to right: Puck, Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania and Oberon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) Who discovered Belinda?
a) Sheppard
b) Voyager 2
c) Challenger
d) Gladman

9) After whom the satellites of Uranus are named?
a) Kings of England
b) Presidents of USA
c) Characters from the writings of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope
d) Characters from the writings of George Bernard Shaw

10) Which is the largest satellite of Uranus?
a) Ariel
b) Juliet
c) Oberon
d) Titania

Uranus Quiz Questions with Answers

Wilhelm Herschel, German-British astronomer.

Wilhelm Herschel, German-British astronomer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who discovered Uranus?
c) William Herschel

2) John Flamsteed saw Uranus in 1690 and he thought it to be a star. What did he call it?
c) 34 Tauri

3) What did William Herschel name Uranus?
b) Georgium Sidus

4) Who is Uranus in mythology?
a) God of Heaven

5) Which is the brightest ring of Uranus?
b) Epsilon

6) What is the number of rings of Uranus?
d) Eleven

7) How many satellites of Uranus were discovered in 1986?
a) 10

8) Who discovered Belinda?
b) Voyager 2

9) After whom the satellites of Uranus are named?
c) Characters from the writings of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope

10) Which is the largest satellite of Uranus?
d) Titania

Irregular retrograde satellites of Uranus

Irregular retrograde satellites of Uranus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Updated: March 15, 2014 — 11:49 am

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