Astronomy
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  • Question 1
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    Q. These planets from the solar system are drawn to scale.  Which planets are X and Y?
    answer choices
    X is Venus and Y is Mars.
    B. X is Mars and Y is Venus.
    X is Mercury and Y is Mars.
    X is Mars and Y is Mercury.
  • Question 2
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    Q. These planets from the solar system are drawn to scale. Which planet could be Planet Z?
    answer choices
    Mars
    Venus
    Neptune
    Mercury
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. The planets below are drawn to scale.Which planet could be Planet X?
    answer choices
    Neptune
    Mercury
    Uranus
    Venus
  • Question 4
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    Q. The graph below shows the diameters of the planets. The diameter of a planet is the distance from one side to the other through the middle at the widest part. Which two planets are closest in size?
    answer choices
    Uranus and Neptune
    Venus and Mars
    Jupiter and Saturn
    Mercury and Earth
  • Question 5
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    Q. Pluto is called a dwarf planet. It is smaller than the planets in the solar system. The size of each solar system planet is listed in the table below. Which planet is MOST likely closest to Pluto in size?  
     
    answer choices
    Mars
    Mercury
    Jupiter
    Neptune
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. Which set of planets is in order, from largest to smallest?
    answer choices
    Jupiter, Mars, Mercury
    Jupiter, Venus, Earth
    Uranus, Saturn, Mars
    Uranus, Mars, Venus
  • Question 7
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    Q. How do gas giants compare to the terrestrial planets?
    answer choices
    terrestrial planets are much larger
    terrestrial planets are much smaller
    gas giants are slightly larger
    gas giants are slightly smaller
  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. The picture shows the position of the Sun, Earth, and the Moon on one night.  What moon phase did people on Earth see on this night?
    answer choices
    New Moon
    First Quarter
    Full Moon
    Third Quarter
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. Melinda learned that days in some seasons have more daylight hours than in other seasons. Which season receives the MOST hours of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere?
    answer choices
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. Jenny knows that when it is daytime on one part of Earth, it is nighttime on another. What makes daylight turn to darkness?
    answer choices
    the rotation of Earth
    the tilt of Earth on its axis
    Earth revolving around the Sun
    the Sun traveling away from Earth
  • Question 11
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    Q. Sheryl and Raul were playing outside at sunset. They had to go inside their homes when it became dark. Which BEST explains why the day became night?
    answer choices
    Part of Earth faces away from the Sun at night.
    Earth moves far away from the Sun each night.
    The Moon blocks light from the Sun at night.
    The Sun stops producing light each night.
  • Question 12
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    Q. Natalie observed the Moon over a couple of weeks.  Each night, the Moon appeared a little fuller.  Natalie wants to predict which phase of the moon she can expect to see in the next few days. Based on Natalie’s observations, which phase of the moon will appear next?
    answer choices
    1st Quarter
    Full Moon
    Waxing Crescent
    New Moon
  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q. Michael learned that the movement of Earth in the solar system causes changes that can be seen on the planet. Which change could be seen on Earth in the time it takes Earth to rotate once on its axis?
    answer choices
    day becoming night
    winter changing to spring
    January changing to February
    a new moon becoming a full moon
  • Question 14
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    Q. What is the approximate length of time it takes the Moon to complete one lunar cycle?
    answer choices
    14 Days
    29 Days
    180 Days
    365 Days
  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. The moon revolves around Earth about once every________.
    answer choices
    day
    year
    week 
    month
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. Of the billions of stars in our galaxy, why is the Sun the only star in the galaxy that supplies energy to Earth?
    answer choices
    The Sun is the closest star.
    The Sun is the hottest star.
    The Sun is the biggest star.
    The Sun is the oldest star.
  • Question 17
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    Q. Compared to the Sun, all other stars look like points of light in the night sky because the stars _______.
    answer choices
    are much smaller than the Sun.
    are much farther away than the Sun.
    give off different colors than the Sun.
    give off much less light than the Sun.
  • Question 18
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    Q. Why does the Sun appear to be the largest star when there are stars that are much larger than the Sun?
    answer choices
    Stars have the same temperature as the Sun.
    Stars usually appear in groups called clusters.
    The Sun is closer to Earth than other stars.
    The Sun is younger than most other stars.
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