What constellation is known as the ‘great bear’? (Bing Quiz)

[6-25-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What constellation is known as the ‘great bear’?

The given options are:

  • Centaurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Ursa Major

Correct Answer: Ursa Major

Info: Ursa Major, which means ‘larger bear’ in Latin, is a constellation in the northern sky and the third largest of all recognized constellations. Its mythology dates back to prehistory. Various civilizations have used the constellation in myths about bears and hunting. Seven of the brightest stars in Ursa Major form the grouping of the Big Dipper, perhaps the most recognizable cluster of stars in our hemisphere. Ursa Minor (lesser bear) can be found nearby. Its brightest stars include Polaris and the North Star and form the Little Dipper. Ursa Major is a constellation in the northern sky whose associated mythology likely dates back into prehistory. Ursa Major is primarily known from the asterism of its main seven stars, which has been called the “Big Dipper,” “the Wagon,” “Charles’s Wain,” or “the Plough,” among other names.


Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to bear. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. What species of bear can be found in Alaska’s Katmai National Park?
  2. Where are the largest brown bears in Alaska found?
  3. What constellation is known as the ‘great bear’?

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