Constellations Quiz

Test your knowledge of the stars in the night sky.

Quiz

Test your knowledge of the stars in the night sky.

1. The Big Dipper is part of:

  • Ursa Major
  • Canis Major
  • Aquarius

2. What is the largest constellation?

  • Andromeda
  • Hydra
  • Cygnus

3. The zodiac marks:

  • Star clusters that are visible all night
  • A ring of the brightest stars in the night sky
  • The path the sun appears to take through the sky

4. In the United States, when can you see Orion in the evening?

  • Summer
  • Winter
  • All year

5. What is the red star in the constellation Orion?

  • Sirius
  • Rigel
  • Betelgeuse

6. The appearance of this constellation in the East is the first sign of spring:

  • Scorpius
  • Leo
  • Pegasus

7. How many official constellations are there?

  • 44
  • 88
  • 128

8. The stars in this constellation form a "W":

  • Libra
  • Gemini
  • Cassiopeia

9. The very bright stars Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri point toward:

  • The Southern Cross
  • The Milky Way
  • The Big Dipper

10. Sirius, the brightest star of all, is in:

  • Canis Major
  • Corona Borealis
  • Scorpius

Your Results:

1. The Big Dipper is part of:
Ursa Major

2. What is the largest constellation?
Hydra

3. The zodiac marks:
The path the sun appears to take through the sky

4. In the United States, when can you see Orion in the evening?
Winter

5. What is the red star in the constellation Orion?
Betelgeuse

6. The appearance of this constellation in the East is the first sign of spring:
Leo

7. How many official constellations are there?
88

8. The stars in this constellation form a "W":
Cassiopeia

9. The very bright stars Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri point toward:
The Southern Cross

10. Sirius, the brightest star of all, is in:
Canis Major

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