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 2023-2024. 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 2023-2024

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.

An astronaut standing on the surface of the moon throws a ball upwards. The ball would:

[A]. Directly fall down from the point it is released
[B]. Hang in space
[C]. Go up and then come back to the surface of the moon
[D]. Keep going up never to come back

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

Choose the incorrect statements:

[A]. The planets keep changing their position with respect to stars.
[B]. The planet Venus appears in the eastern sky before sunrise.
[C]. The plane in which the earth revolves around the Sun is called equatorial plane of Earth.
[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.

Which of the following is not a planet of the Sun?

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

In a science quiz competition, Rashmi is asked a question where she had to choose the statement which was/were incorrect?

[A]. Planet Mercury can be seen as a “morning star” or an “evening star”.
[B]. Planet Mercury has no satellite and also no life there.
[C]. Mercury is the planet which is nearest to the Sun and also the smallest planet of the Solar System.
[D]. None of the above.

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.

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.

The distances between the various celestial objects are usually expressed in the unit of:

[A]. Kilometers
[B]. Light minutes
[C]. Light years
[D]. Light seconds

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 constellation can be seen in the night sky during the winter season?

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

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 smallest planet of the solar system is:

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

Which of the following are non-luminous objects?

[A]. Orion and Morning Star
[B]. Morning Star and Moon
[C]. Morning Star and Pole star
[D]. Only Moon

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

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

[B]. ORS
[C]. IRS

Consider the following statements and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Meteoroids are members of the Solar System because they revolve around the Sun.
[B]. A meteor is called a shooting star because, viewed from the Earth, it looks like a streak of starlight shooting across the night sky.
[C]. A meteor which does not burn up completely on entering the Earth’s atmosphere and lands on Earth, is known as meteorite.
[D]. None of the above.

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Last Edited: January 27, 2022