Solar System
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    The images in the picture are particles of debris that are sometimes called shooting stars. They are

    answer choices

    interplanetary dust.

    asteroids

    meteors.

    comets.

  • Question 2
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    Which (on average) takes the longest to orbit the sun (longest period)?

    answer choices

    asteroid

    comet

    earth

    mars

  • Question 3
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    Which of these planets has the coldest surface temperature?

    answer choices

    Earth

    Jupiter

    Mars

    Neptune

  • Question 4
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    Which statement is true about the solar system?

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    Inner planets have more moons than outer planets have.

    Inner planets are gaseous; outer planets are terrestrial.

    Inner planets orbit at a lower rate than outer planets do.

    Inner planets are more dense; outer planets are less dense.

  • Question 5
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    This is a description of a(n)

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    asteroid.

    comet.

    meteor.

    star.

  • Question 6
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    The tail of a comet usually faces

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    toward the Sun.

    away from the Sun.

    towards the Earth.

    away from the Earth.

  • Question 7
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    Venus has about the same mass as Earth and is about the same distance from the Sun. Yet Venus does not support life. An important difference between Earth and Venus is that Venus lacks

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    an atmosphere.

    gravity and water.

    a similar chemical composition.

    water and moderate temperatures.

  • Question 8
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    Q.

    several miles in diameter

    originate beyond the outer planets

    thought to have struck early Earth

    bodies of ice, stone, and organic compounds

    may have created major changes to Earth's early climate

    The list above describes ____________ that are thought to have struck Earth billions of years ago and helped to modify the climate, atmosphere, and oceans of this planet.

    answer choices

    asteroids

    comets

    meteors

    stardust

  • Question 9
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    Which bodies are composed primarily of rock and metal?

    answer choices

    comets and stars

    stars and meteors

    comets and asteroids

    asteroids and meteors

  • Question 10
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    The Earth is the only planet in our solar system that seems capable of supporting life as we know it. Which of these characteristics is NOT necessary if a planet were to support life?

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    source of fresh water

    extreme global warming

    able to receive sunlight

    small changes in temperature

  • Question 11
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    Why does Neptune take 165 Earth years to revolve around the Sun, while Jupiter only needs 11.9 Earth years to do so?

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    Neptune is lighter than Jupiter.

    Neptune spins slower than Jupiter.

    The Sun is closer to Jupiter than to Neptune.

    The density of Neptune is higher than that of Jupiter.

  • Question 12
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    The bar graph compares the orbital speeds of the planets. Which of these conclusions can definitely be drawn from the graph?

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    The mass of the planets increases with increasing distance from the Sun.

    The orbital periods of the planets increase with increasing distance from the Sun.

    The gravitational pull of the Sun decreases with increasing distance from the Sun.

    The orbit lengths of the planets increase with increasing distance from the Sun.

  • Question 13
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    Which planet is closest in size to planet Earth?

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    Mars

    Mercury

    Saturn

    Venus

  • Question 14
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    Which planets have moons?

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    Earth only

    Gas planets only

    Terrestrial only

    Both Terrestrial and Gas planets

  • Question 15
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    The table shows data related to the planet Saturn. Which data is essential to find the length of a year on Saturn?

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    Mass of planet

    Radius of planet

    Period of rotating on axis

    Period of orbit around Sun

  • Question 16
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    This planet is often called the red planet. It is one of the closest planets to Earth. People wonder if there is life on this planet.

    Which planet is it?

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    Mars

    Neptune

    Saturn

    Venus

  • Question 17
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    Mercury is a very small planet, with a surface that is exposed directly to space. This is because the planet has practically no atmosphere. Normally, no atmosphere would mean very cold, but it is very hot on Mercury.


    Why?

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    Since it is so small, it generates its own heat.

    Because Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.

    Because of the Mercurial volcanoes on the planets surface.

    Their are hot springs on the surface that constantly boil.

  • Question 18
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    Compared to ALL of the other planets in our solar system, how would you describe Jupiter?

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    the biggest planet

    about the same size as Earth

    the planet closest to the Earth

    the planet farthest from the Sun

  • Question 19
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    Using the bar graph, determine which planet is four times (4X) as far from the Sun as Earth is.

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    Neptune

    Saturn

    Jupiter

    Uranus

  • Question 20
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    Consider the information provided in the data table. Which planet is the farthest from the Sun?

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    Neptune

    Mercury

    Jupiter

    Saturn

  • Question 21
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    ~ A rock

    ~ Found in a belt

    ~ Originates between Mars and Jupiter

    ~ Vary greatly in size; dust-like to hundreds of miles across

    The prompt above is describing what celestial body?

    answer choices

    comet

    meteor

    asteroid

    dark matter

  • Question 22
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    ~shooting star

    ~showers in the night sky

    ~originally chunks of rock and debris

    ~heated to incandescence by the friction of Earth's atmosphere.

    The prompt above is describing what celestial body?

    answer choices

    asteroid

    comet

    meteor

    meteroroid

  • Question 23
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    These are rocky, airless worlds that orbit our Sun, but they are too small to be called planets. Tens of thousands of these minor planets are gathered in a belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. What is this celestial body called?

    answer choices

    asteroid

    comet

    meteor

    planetestimal

  • Question 24
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    Which diagram BEST compares the true sizes of Earth and Jupiter?

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  • Question 25
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    This diagram is attempting to compare the sizes of the four inner planets. What is wrong with this diagram?

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    Mars is larger than Earth.B)Venus is larger than Earth.

    Venus is larger than Earth.

    Mercury is not larger than Venus.

    Earth is not the largest inner planet.

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