This multiple-choice quiz game asks fifty questions about astronomy. It covers all facets of astronomy, its history, the cosmos and the people who discovered it. Interestingly, the player is given three marks and loses a mark every time a question is answered incorrectly. Bonus marks can be earned by answering five questions correctly. At the end of play, marks are cashed in for points, meaning that the best possible score is 63.
This is a simple quiz game that covers different areas of astronomy. The questions will test your basic knowledge, but people that are not really into astronomy will surely learn something new. Some questions are quite easy and their answers well-known, while others will make you think for a while. You select one of the three possible answers. If your answer is incorrect, you'll see which answer was the right one.
Every time you play, you will have to answer 50 random questions. Every correct answer wins you a point, and every wrong answer costs you one bonus mark. For every five correct answers, you get one bonus mark. At the end of the game, you also get points for each bonus mark you have left. Each new game will contain some new questions, although they will mostly be the same.
The game will be very useful to people who don't know much about astronomy and to children that want to learn some basics. Play the quiz several times and you will slowly memorize the correct answers. Besides testing your knowledge, it may be interesting to test this kind of game after a while to see whether the answers are still correct. Have fun while learning.
Run astro.bat to start the game
Another excellent ASCII game by Scott Miller of Apogee game, Astronomy Quiz was included on Softdisk's "Big Blue Disk" number 26. Basically this is a trivia game that tests your knowledge about astronomy. If you like trivia games, then this will be right up your alley. As always, Scott Miller has a knack for making seemingly banal or commonplace concepts seem interesting, and there's no exception with his trivia games. The questions are all interesting or entertaining or both, and you are guaranteed to learn something new by the time you are done ;) There is no time limit, and with 100 questions, it will take at least a few hours to finish the game. Try all three games in his trivia series (Computer Quiz, IBM Basic Quiz, and Astronomy Quiz) -- they come highly recommended.
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