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Space review

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22 questions
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  • Q1
    What is an orbit?
    The distance of a planet from the sun.
    The turning of a planet on its axis.
    The path an object takes around another object in space.
    The speed at which a planet moves around the sun.
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  • Q2
    The Earth orbits the sun, yet the sun appears to move across Earth’s sky. What causes this apparent movement of the sun?
    Earth’s revolution on its axis.
    Earth’s rotation on its axis approximately every 24 hours.
    Earth’s revolution around the sun.
    Earth’s rotation around the sun.
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  • Q3
    About how long does it take for Earth to move from point Y—its current location—to point Z?
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    12 months
    6 months
    24 hours
    12 hours
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  • Q4
    What causes seasons?
    The tilt of the planet on its axis
    The revolution around the sun and the tilt of the planet on its axis.
    The planet has an orbit that is closer to the sun during the summer and further from the sun during the winter.
    The revolution around the sun.
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  • Q5
    Which of these is NOT a special characteristic of the inner planets?
    Terrestrial (rock) planets
    Slower rotation
    Warmer surfaces
    They are gas giants
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  • Q6
    Which planets are a part of the outer planets?
    Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
    Mercury, Venus, Uranus, Neptune
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  • Q7
    What separates the Inner planets and the outer planets group?
    the Kepler belt
    The Oort cloud
    Mars
    The asteroid belt
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  • Q8
    Most visible stars in the night sky are many times larger than Earth. Why do they look like tiny points of Light?
    The atmosphere blocks the light.
    The stars visible at night are located very far from Earth.
    Most of the light from stars are absorbed by galaxies.
    They are moving really fast.
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  • Q9
    Pluto was once called a planet. In 2006 it was reclassified because of its size and its oval-like orbit. Which term now describes Pluto?
    Comet
    Dwarf Planet
    Meteor
    Astroid
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  • Q10
    The sun is a medium-sized star, but it appears much larger than other stars. Why does the sun appear to be so large?
    The sun is affected by Earth's gravity more than other stars.
    The sun is much closer to earth than other stars.
    The sun is hotter than other stars.
    The sun produces more light than other stars.
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  • Q11
    Which of the following planets have a solid core?
    Neptune
    Venus
    Jupiter
    Saturn
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  • Q12
    Which planet has rings and is referred to as the Jewel of the solar system?
    Saturn
    Mars
    Earth
    Mercury
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  • Q13
    What is found in a solar system?
    The star and the asteroids orbiting around it.
    A group of stars.
    A star and the planets that orbit around it
    A star and all the bodies that revolve around it?
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  • Q14
    What is the size of our star?
    There is no star in our solar system. There is only our sun.
    large
    Small
    Medium
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  • Q15
    Mars is an inner planet and Jupiter is an outer planet. Even though this is the case, how are they similar?
    They both have rings.
    They are the hottest in their group
    They each have the most moons in their group.
    They are both the largest in their group
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  • Q16
    Titan is Saturn's moon. It is larger than Mercury and has a similar core to Earth. Why is Titan still considered a moon?
    Titan is made of something different than the planets.
    It is further from the sun then Mercury.
    It is too large to be called a planet.
    Titan orbits Saturn instead of the sun.
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  • Q17
    Stars close to Earth are the Sun, Bernard's star, and Alpha Centauri. How is the sun different from the other two stars.
    The sun is made of gas
    Th sun is in our solar system
    The sun orbits Earth.
    The sun gives off heat
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  • Q18
    What causes the planets to orbit the sun?
    Gravity
    Magic
    the planets want to stay
    friction
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  • Q19
    What is the difference between asteroids and comets
    They are a different word for the same thing.
    Berlin
    What they are made of.
    One is out in space while the other has landed on a planet.
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  • Q20
    According to NASA why is Pluto no longer considered a planet?
    Its orbit around the sun
    All of the above
    Lack of gravity
    Its size
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