Small Solar System Objects
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  • Question 1
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    Q. What is the 4th planet from the sun?
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    Earth
    Mars
    Pluto
    Earth
    Venus
  • Question 2
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    Q. Between Mars and Jupiter is a region of the solar system called the __________.
    answer choices
    asteroid belt
    Milky Way
    Kuiper belt
    Oort Cloud
  • Question 3
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    Q. Most comets originate in the ________.
    answer choices
    asteroid belt
    Milky Way
    Kuiper belt
    Oort Cloud
  • Question 4
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    Q. All the known dwarf planets EXCEPT Ceres orbit in the _________.
    answer choices
    asteroid belt
    Milky Way
    Kuiper belt
    Oort Cloud
  • Question 5
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    Q. Most asteroids orbit the sun in the _________.
    answer choices
    asteroid belt
    Milky Way
    Kuiper belt
    Oort Cloud
  • Question 6
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    Q.

    When a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere, friction causes it to burn up and produce a streak of light called a ____________.

    answer choices

    meteor

    meteorite

    comet

    asteroid

  • Question 7
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    Q. A chunk of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow ellipse is a ___________.
    answer choices
    meteor
    meteorite
    comet
    asteroid
  • Question 8
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    Q. If a meteoroid hits Earth's surface, it is called a ________.
    answer choices
    meteor
    meteorite
    comet
    asteroid
  • Question 9
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    Q. A streak of light made by a chunk of rock or dust entering Earth's atmosphere is called a(n)
    answer choices
    meteor
    meteorite
    comet
    asteroid
  • Question 10
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    Q.

    A chunk of rock or dust in space that usually comes from a comet or an asteroid is called a __________.

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    meteoroid

    meteorite

    comet

    asteroid

  • Question 11
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    Q. Clouds of gas and dust on a comet form a fuzzy outer layer around the nucleuscalled a ________.
    answer choices
    meteor
    asteroid
    coma
    tail
  • Question 12
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    Q. Pluto, Eris, and Ceres are all classified as
    answer choices
    meteors
    meteorites
    asteroids
    dwarf planets
  • Question 13
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    Q. The ion (or gas) tail of a comet always aligns with the ______.
    answer choices
    Earth's atmosphere
    moon's orbit
    magnetic field
    solar wind
  • Question 14
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    Q. Pluto, Eris, and Haumea orbit in the
    answer choices
    asteroid belt
    Kuiper belt
    Oort cloud
  • Question 15
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    Q. How and why does a comet change as it approaches the sun?
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    The comet picks up gas and dust and becomes larger and darker.
    The comet picks up gas and dust and becomes larger and brighter.
    Energy from the sun causes gas and dust to be released, forming the coma and two tails.
    Energy from the sun quickly burns off gas and dust that are released, causing the coma and two tails to vanish.
  • Question 16
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    Q. How do comets and asteroids compare?
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    Asteroids and comets are rocky.
    Comets and asteroids are made of ice and dust.
    Asteroids are rocky, while comets are made of ice and dust.
    Comets are rocky, while asteroids are made of ice and dust.
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