Class 8 Science Chapter 17 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of Stars and Solar System with answers and explanation of each question. All the questions are extracted from latest NCERT textbook issued for academic session 2022-2023. Frequent MCQ online tests help to revise the chapter for examination. These MCQs covers the entire chapter with all important concepts. Now a days MCQs are one of the important parts of question papers.

Class 8 Science Chapter 17 MCQ for 2022-2023

Class: 8Science
Chapter: 17Stars and Solar System
Contents: Multiple Choice Questions

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 8 Science Chapter 17


Morning star is the name given to:

[A]. Pole star
[B]. Star Sirius
[C]. Planet Jupiter
[D]. Planet Venus

The sun appears to move from east to west around the earth. This means that earth rotates from:

[A]. East to West
[B]. West to East
[C]. North to South
[D]. West to North

Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the correct one:

[A]. Uranus is mainly made up of hydrogen and helium.
[B]. Uranus was the first planet to have been discovered with the help of a telescope.
[C]. Saturn has the maximum number of satellites of all the planets in the solar system.
[D]. All the above.

Suppose a new planet is discovered between Uranus and Neptune. Its time period would be:

[A]. Less than that of Neptune
[B]. More than that of Neptune
[C]. Equal to that of Neptune or Uranus
[D]. Less than that of Uranus

Which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. Mars is also called the red planet because its surface appears red.
[B]. Jupiter is the biggest planet of our solar system.
[C]. Saturn is also made up mainly of hydrogen and helium.
[D]. None of the above.

Consider the following statements and choose the correct one:

[A]. The earth has an atmosphere and water.
[B]. The axis of rotation of earth is slightly tilted with respect to the plane of its orbit or path around the sun.
[C]. An important consequence of the motion of tilted Earth around the Sun is that it causes different seasons on the earth.
[D]. All the above.

Choose the correct statements:

[A]. The planet nearest to us is Jupiter
[B]. All the stars are at the same distance from us.
[C]. The planets do not emit light of their own.
[D]. None of the above.

Anuj appeared in class test but he confused to know the correct statement. Would you help him to know that?

[A]. Venus is the closest planet to the Earth and also hottest planet in solar system.
[B]. The planet Venus can be seen either as a “Morning Star” in the eastern sky or as an “Evening Star” in the western sky.
[C]. Mercury and Venus are the only two planets of the solar system which has no satellites revolving around them.
[D]. All the above.

Ursa Major is a:

[A]. Star
[B]. Planet
[C]. Constellation
[D]. Satellite

Which of the following is not a member of the Solar system?

[A]. Asteroids
[B]. Morning Star
[C]. Satellites
[D]. Constellation

Which of the following is not a planet?

[A]. Mercury
[B]. Saturn
[C]. Mars
[D]. Moon

Recently, in a science class test, you are asked a question where you have to say whether the statements are correct or not?

[A]. The gravitational pull of the Sun keeps all the planets and other objects revolving around it.
[B]. Cassiopeia constellation consists of 5 main stars whereas Leo major constellation usually consists of 9 main stars.
[C]. Cassiopeia constellation is visible during winter in the early part of the night whereas the Leo major constellation is visible during summer in the early part of the night.
[D]. None of the above.

Which of the following is not a member of the Solar System?

[A]. An asteroid
[B]. A satellite
[C]. A constellation
[D]. Earth

In a quiz competition, you are asked a question where you have to choose the statement which is/ are correct?

[A]. The Orion constellation consists of seven or eight bright stars.
[B]. The Orion constellation is visible in the sky during the winter season in late evenings.
[C]. The brightest star in the night sky is “Sirius” which is close to the Orion constellation.
[D]. All the above.

Anamika is writing some statements but she confused to know whether the statements are correct or not? If you know the answer to this question, then tell her:

[A]. The Ursa Major is called “Great Bear” because its stars are arranged in such a way that they seem to form the outline of the body of a great bear.
[B]. The Ursa major is also called Big dipper because it resembles a dipper or a bowl with the handle, which was used to drink water in olden days.
[C]. The Ursa major constellation in is visible during the summer season in the early part of the night.
[D]. None of the above.

Which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. Asteroids are also called minor planets.
[B]. Comets are also the members of our Solar System.
[C]. Halley’s comet has a period of revolution of about 76 years.
[D]. None of the above.

Asteroids revolve around the Sun between the orbits of the planets:

[A]. Mars and Earth
[B]. Venus and Mars
[C]. Jupiter and Mars
[D]. Mars and Saturn

The biggest planet of the solar system is:

[A]. Mars
[B]. Saturn
[C]. Mercury
[D]. Jupiter

The planet with a system of well-developed rings encircling it is:

[A]. Jupiter
[B]. Venus
[C]. Saturn
[D]. Neptune

The two pointer stars the line passing through which points to the direction of pole star are a part of the constellation called:

[A]. Ursa Major
[B]. Orion
[C]. Cassiopeia
[D]. Leo Major

The smallest planet of the solar system is:

[A]. Earth
[B]. Mars
[C]. Mercury
[D]. Saturn

Which of the following planets show phases like the moon?

[A]. Venus and Mercury
[B]. Mercury and Jupiter
[C]. Venus and Jupiter
[D]. Jupiter and Mars

Which of the following constellations are visible in the summer season?

[A]. Cassiopeia and Orion
[B]. Orion and Leo Major
[C]. Cassiopeia and Leo Major
[D]. Leo Major and Big Bear

The agency responsible for the development of “Space Science Programmes” in India is:

[B]. ORS
[C]. IRS

In a quiz competition, you are asked a question where you have to choose the statement which is/ are incorrect?

[A]. The artificial satellites carry a large variety of equipment and instruments inside them.
[B]. Electricity required for running the equipment in an artificial satellite is provided by solar cells.
[C]. The technique of collecting information about an object from a distance is called “Remote Sensing”
[D]. All the above.

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