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23.3 - The Outer Planets

Quiz by Devon Roesener

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  • Q1

    This planet is prominently known for its ring system.

    Saturn

    30s
  • Q2

    _____ mass is 2.5 times greater than all the other planets and moons combined.

    Jupiter

    30s
  • Q3

    Jupiter's surface is thought to be a giant ocean of liquid _____.

    hydrogen

    30s
  • Q4

    One of Jupiter's moons, ___ is one of only four volcanically active bodies in the solar system.

    Io

    30s
  • Q5

    Saturn's main rings are tightly packed and contain small ___ of ice and rock.

    moonlets

    30s
  • Q6

    Saturn has large cyclonic ___ similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

    storms

    30s
  • Q7

    Uranus's _____ is nearly parallel to the plane of its orbit.

    axis of rotation

    30s
  • Q8

    Uranus's rings were discovered when Uranus passed in front of a distant ____ and blocked its view.

    star

    30s
  • Q9

    How many of the Jovian planets have a ring system?

    all 4

    30s
  • Q10

    Uranus's moon Miranda has a greater variety of ____ than any solar system body yet examined.

    landforms

    30s
  • Q11

    ____ has winds exceeding 1000 km/hr.

    Neptune

    30s
  • Q12

    This substance is most likely what makes up Neptune's upper cloud layer.

    frozen methane

    30s
  • Q13

    ____ is small, dense, and has a solid surface that is a mixture of frozen gases and rock.

    Pluto

    30s
  • Q14

    Jupiter has ___ moons.

    63

    30s
  • Q15

    Another name for the outer planets besides Jovian planets is _____.

    gas giants

    30s

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