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

Q1

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
Q2

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.
Q3

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
Q4

The change in seasons on the earth occurs because:

[A]. The distance between the Earth and the Sun is not constant
[B]. The axis of rotation of the Earth is parallel to the plane of its Orbit
[C]. The axis of rotation of the earth is perpendicular to the plane of its Orbit
[D]. The axis of rotation of the earth is tilted with respect to the plane of its Orbit
Q5

The first of a month is the new moon day. On fifteenth day of the same month, which of the following figures would represent the phase of the moon?

[A]. Crescent Moon
[B]. Half Moon
[C]. Full Moon
[D]. None of the above
Q6

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.
Q7

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.
Q8

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.
Q9

Ursa Major is a:

[A]. Star
[B]. Planet
[C]. Constellation
[D]. Satellite
Q10

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

[A]. Asteroids
[B]. Morning Star
[C]. Satellites
[D]. Constellation
Q11

Phases of the Moon occurs because:

[A]. We can see only that part of the Moon which reflects light towards us
[B]. Our distance from the Moon keeps changing.
[C]. The shadow of the earth covers only a part of the Moon’s surface
[D]. The thickness of the Moon’s atmosphere is not constant
Q12

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

[A]. An asteroid
[B]. A satellite
[C]. A constellation
[D]. Earth
Q13

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.
Q14

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
Q15

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.
Q16

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
Q17

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.
Q18

Consider the following statements and choose the correct one:

[A]. Meteoroids are much smaller than asteroids and comets.
[B]. Star has its own light but a shooting star has no light of its own.
[C]. Meteors are the celestial bodies from the sky which we see as a bright streak of light that flashes for a moment across the sky.
[D]. All the above.
Q19

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
Q20

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
Q21

The smallest planet of the solar system is:

[A]. Earth
[B]. Mars
[C]. Mercury
[D]. Saturn
Q22

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
Q23

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
Q24

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
Q25

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

[A]. INSAT
[B]. ORS
[C]. IRS
[D]. ISRO

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