Out Of This World Quiz!

Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock © ET from the 1982 film

With Adam Sandler and Carey Mulligan’s film Spaceman about to be released, we thought you might like to test your knowledge of the universe with our space-related quiz! 

Challenge yourself with these surprisingly tricky questions on TV and film, general knowledge and trivia – all with a space or sci-fi theme!

When you’ve finished, scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers. Good luck!

20 Quiz Questions and Answers

TV & Film Trivia

Matt Damon inThe Martian

Matt Damon in The Martian Pic: Giles Keyte/20th Century Fox/Genre/International Traders/Mid Atlantic/Kobal/Shutterstock

1. Which Friends actor starred in the blockbuster Lost In Space?

2. In the film The Martian, starring Matt Damon, what vegetable does he plant in space?

3. Which actor took on the character of Dr Spock in Star Trek?

4. In the film E.T. what costume does E.T. wear for Halloween?

5. Which role does Sigourney Weaver play in Alien?

General Knowledge

Neptune And Uranus

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6. Which planet in our solar system is regarded as a “dwarf” planet?

7. The Big Dipper is a star formation easily spotted. What is it better known as in the UK?

8. What was the name of Virgin’s flight that took tourists into space in 2023?

9. Elon Musk has more than 4,000 satellites, but wants how many – 2,000, 12,000 or 42,000 or more?

10. What planet is the only one in our solar system not visible by the naked eye?

Space Quotes

11. In the opening line of Star Trek Enterprise episodes, what is space described as?

12. Complete the following Bette Davis line from Now, Voyager: “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon…”

13. According to the lyrics of Elton John’s hit song Rocket Man, what planet isn’t a good place to raise your kids?

14. Who sang, “Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you” ?

15. Complete the opening title card line from the Star Wars film franchise: “A long time ago…”

Who’s Who

Astronaut planting the American flag in the moon Pic: Shutterstock

Pic: Shutterstock

16. Who was the second man to set foot on the moon?

17. What was the name of Richard Branson’s space programme?

18. Who presented The Sky At Night from 1957 until 2012?

19. Who was the first African-American woman to go into space?

20. Can you name the first animal astronaut?

The first dog in space, in the sputnik 2 capsule

Pic: Sovfoto/Universal Images Group/Shutterstock

Out Of This World Quiz Answers

How did you do? Check the correct answers below.

1. Matt LeBlanc
2. A potato
3. Leonard Nimoy
4. A ghost
5. Ripley
6. Pluto
7. The Plough
8. Virgin Gallactic’s VSS Unit
9. 42,000 or more
10. Neptune
11. The Final Frontier
12. “We have the stars.”
13. Mars
14. Chris Martin, Coldplay
15. “In a galaxy far, far away”
16. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin
17. Virgin Galactic
18. Sir Patrick Moore
19. Mae Jemison
20. Laika (the dog)

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