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Solar System Quiz

Quiz by Antranik Askander

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45 questions
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  • Q1
    The only difference between meteors and meteorites is their size.
    True
    False
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  • Q2
    The planets in part A of this diagram have more moons than the planets in part B.
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    True
    False
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  • Q3
    Only one of the eight planets in the solar system has all three forms of water on its surface.
    True
    False
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  • Q4
    The inner planets have greater densities than the outer planets.
    False
    True
    30s
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  • Q5
    What force draws the matter in an interstellar cloud together to form a star?
    magnetism
    gravity
    electric
    friction
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  • Q6
    What is the main reason why Venus’ surface is so hot?
    the very efficient greenhouse effect on Venus
    the extremely fast rotation of Venus
    the large number of volcanoes on Venus
    the great amount of water on Venus
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  • Q7
    Which two planets are separated by a distance of 1.13 AU?
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    Mercury and Mars
    Earth and Mercury
    Mars and Venus
    Mars and Earth
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  • Q8
    Use the data in the table to calculate the difference between the greatest and least density of the planets in the solar system.
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    6.21 g/cm3
    5.83 g/cm3
    4.83 g/cm3
    5.17 g/cm3
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  • Q9
    Which correctly identifies the location of the asteroid belt?
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    B
    D
    C
    A
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  • Q10
    At which labeled part of its orbit would the planet move with the greatest speed around the sun?
    Question Image
    B
    A
    D
    C
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  • Q11
    Bodies of interplanetary debris that orbit the Sun with most in the area between Mars and Jupiter are called ____.
    asteroids
    meteors
    comets
    meteorites
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  • Q12
    Small, icy bodies that have highly eccentric orbits and can be found in the Oort cloud or the Kuiper belt are called ____.
    meteors
    comets
    asteroids
    meteorites
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  • Q13
    Space debris that enters the Earth's atmosphere and collides with the ground rather than burning up is called a(n) ____.
    comet
    asteroid
    meteorite
    meteor
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  • Q14
    What two gas giants appear blue because of the methane in their atmosphere?
    Saturn and Uranus
    Jupiter and Neptune
    Jupiter and Saturn
    Neptune and Uranus
    30s
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  • Q15
    About 99% of all matter in the nebula that formed our solar system now exists in the
    sun
    moons
    planets
    asteroids
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  • Q16
    The law that describes the shape of a planet’s orbit around the sun is called the
    law of periods
    law of ellipses
    law of equal areas
    law of orbital periods
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  • Q17
    Which of the following in NOT true of all the inner planets?
    They do not have rings.
    They are called gas giants.
    They have impact craters.
    They are made of solid rock.
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  • Q18
    The lowest density planet in the solar system is
    Saturn
    Uranus
    Jupiter
    Neptune
    30s
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  • Q19
    Kepler’s first law states that planets orbit the sun in paths called
    periods
    circles
    epicycles.
    ellipses.
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  • Q20
    The two inner planets most alike in size, mass and density are
    Venus and Earth
    Earth and Mars
    Mercury and Venus
    Mars and Mercury
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