Class 8 Science Chapter 17 MCQ

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 2021-2022.

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Class 8 Science Chapter 17 MCQ for 2021-2022

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 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

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

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

Ursa Major is a:

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


After the Sun, the next nearest star to the Earth is:

[A]. Alpha Centauri
[B]. Pole Star
[C]. Sirius
[D]. Proxima Centauri

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.


The brightest star in the night sky called Sirius is located close to one of the following constellations. This constellation is:

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

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

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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