Multiple Choice Quiz
Multiple Choice Quiz

 1 The fist, held at arm's length, fills an angle of about A) one tenth of a degree B) 50 degrees C) 1 degree D) 10 degrees 2 On the celestial sphere, the circle which is located 90 degrees from the zenith is the A) ecliptic B) meridian C) horizon D) equator 3 The point directly over an observer's head is that observer's A) node B) pole C) zenith D) equator 4 The angular distance of an object from the horizon is its A) declination B) altitude C) latitude D) right ascension 5 The azimuth and altitude of an object located due south and on the horizon are A) azimuth 0 degrees, altitude 180 degrees B) azimuth 180 degrees, altitude 0 degrees C) azimuth 90 degrees, altitude 0 degrees D) azimuth 90 degrees, altitude 90 degrees 6 Which of the following would be the coordinates of a star which is setting in the northwest? A) azimuth 180 degrees, altitude 90 degrees B) azimuth 145 degrees, altitude 0 degrees C) azimuth 300 degrees, altitude 0 degrees D) azimuth 75 degrees, altitude 90 degrees 7 What are the altitude and azimuth (in degrees) of a star which is setting in the west? A) altitude 45, azimuth 360 B) altitude 90, azimuth 90 C) altitude 0, azimuth 270 D) altitude 30, azimuth 180 8 How many seconds of arc are there in a degree? A) 120 B) 60 C) 600 D) 3600 9 During a night, the stars move generally A) westward B) eastward C) southward D) northward 10 The prime meridian is a line of constant A) latitude B) altitude C) azimuth D) longitude