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Solar System

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25 questions
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  • Q1
    When Earth's shadow blocks the moon, it is called a
    axis
    phase
    solar eclipse
    lunar eclipse
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  • Q2
    Which of the following BEST explains why there are more craters on the moon than on the Earth?
    The moon is smaller than Earth.
    Earth has rarely been struck by meteorites.
    Earth has an atmosphere.
    The moon has a weaker gravitational force.
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  • Q3
    Which is a difference between the outer planets and the inner planets?
    The outer planets have many moons.
    the outer planets orbit in a different direction
    outer planets have a higher density
    outer planets have a smaller diameter
    120s
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  • Q4
    The moon casts a shadow on Earth during a
    phase
    new moon
    solar eclipse
    lunar eclipse
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  • Q5
    The closest star to Earth is
    Pluto
    the sun
    moon
    Orion
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  • Q6
    This word means to spin on an axis.
    gravity
    orbit
    rotation
    revolution
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  • Q7
    The planets farthest for the sun are called the
    inner planets
    kuiper belt
    asteroid belt
    outer planets
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  • Q8
    When one object passes through the shadow on another it is a (an)
    crater
    eclipse
    axis
    reflection
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  • Q9
    What is between the inner and outer planets?
    stars
    asteroid belt
    meteorites
    nothing but space
    120s
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  • Q10
    Our sun is made of
    mainly the gases hydrogen and helium
    red, blue, and yellow coronas
    sunspots and flares
    hydrogen, water, and carbon dioxide
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  • Q11
    This planet is the largest of the inner planets. Its surface is mostly covered in water, giving it a bluish appearance from space. This planet rotates every 24 hours. What is the name of this planet?
    Earth
    Neptune
    Venus
    Mercury
    120s
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  • Q12
    Which planets have rings?
    Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus
    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
    Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
    Saturn, Mars, Neptune, and Venus
    120s
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  • Q13
    The four inner planets are, in order form the sun
    Mars, Earth, Venus, Mercury
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
    Mars, Venus, Earth, Saturn
    Mercury, Earth, Venus, Neptune
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  • Q14
    Mars is the __________ planet from the sun.
    1st
    6th
    2nd
    4th
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  • Q15
    Which planet is NOT an outer planet?
    Saturn
    Neptune
    Mercury
    Uranus
    120s
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  • Q16
    The solar system includes the
    Sun and Earth only.
    sun and all the celestial bosies that orbit the sun.
    sun only.
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  • Q17
    Pluto is classified as a ____________ planet.
    secondary
    dwarf
    miniature
    gas
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  • Q18
    Every object revolves around the Sun in a path called a (an) ____________.
    meteorite
    orbit
    ellipse
    revolution
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  • Q19
    How long does it take Mercury to revolve around the sun?
    88 days
    100 days
    365 days
    36 days
    120s
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  • Q20
    What planet is famous for its big red spot?
    Uranus
    Jupiter
    Neptune
    Mars
    120s
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