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Question 2
TIQB - 002



Clint Eastwood

Question 2 of The Impossible Quiz Book asks "Which of the following is a shooting star?", with the options being "Ursa Major", "Ursa Minor", "Zeta Ophiuchi" and "Clint Eastwood".

The correct answer is "Clint Eastwood", since the question's actually referring to his reputation as a well-known Western films star, hence the "shooting" (the action of firing a gun).

It should be pointed that the term "shooting star" doesn't actually refer to the movement of a real star: said term refers to the transformation of a meteoroid into a meteor upon entering the Earth's atmosphere. Meteors were given the colloquial terms "shooting stars" and "falling stars" due to the streak of light they create upon getting into the atmosphere.

Moreover, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor are constellations (groups of stationary stars that can be seen from the Earth) and Zeta Ophiuchi is simply a star.