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

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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


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

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.

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.

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 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 is the hottest planet in the Solar System?

[A]. Earth
[B]. Mercury
[C]. Venus
[D]. 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

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