Astronomy: Prepositions Quiz

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  1. Astronomers study the planets ___ our solar system.
    a. among
    b. below
    c. in

  2. Stars are balls of gas that give ___ light.
    a. away
    b. in
    c. out

  3. A galaxy is a system ___ stars.
    a. of
    b. off
    c. with

  4. Would you like to live ___ the moon?
    a. at
    b. in
    c. on

  5. The Chinese Wall can be seen ___ the moon.
    a. along
    b. from
    c. through

  6. A "light year" is the distance covered ___ light travelling during one year.
    a. after
    b. by
    c. for

  7. Lunar months are ___ than our months.
    a. more short
    b. shorter
    c. shortier

  8. Man first landed on the moon ___ 1969.
    a. afterwards
    b. in
    c. since

  9. A crater is a hole ___ the ground.
    a. below
    b. in
    c. off

  10. Gravity is the force that attracts objects in space ___ each other.
    a. after
    b. between
    c. towards

Copyright 1999 by Joan M. Diez (jdiez123@pie.xtec.es)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.