When is a Planet Not a Planet?
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  • Question 1
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    Which word has the opposite meaning of approximately?

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    almost

    tightly

    exactly

    often

  • Question 2
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    Which of these items would best help a person do a calculation?

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    book

    computer

    paper

    scissors

  • Question 3
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    Diameter is the distance

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    top to bottom

    from side to side

    around something

    between two things

  • Question 4
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    Something that is astronomical has to do with

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    cooking

    measurement

    space

    weight

  • Question 5
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    What does the word orbit mean?

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    to move away from another object

    to move around another object

    to bounce off another object

    to collide with another object

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    What does the word spheres mean?

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    round three dimensional objects

    square three dimensional objects

    triangular three dimensional objects

    rectangular three dimensional objects

  • Question 7
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    Which word defines: rules used to measure; set standards?

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    calculation

    criteria

    diameter

    spheres

  • Question 8
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    Which word has almost the same meaning as the word evaluate?

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    anticipate

    judge

    organize

    structure

  • Question 9
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    What is the main difference between the planets in our solar system?

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    The planets closest to the sun have a rocky surface and the planets farthest from the sun are made up of mostly gas.

    The planets farthest from the sun have a rocky surface and the planets closest to the sun are made up mostly of gas.

    The planets closest to the sun travel outside their own orbits, but the planets farthest from the sun have their own orbits.

    The planets farthest from the sun travel outside their own orbits, but the planets closest to the sun have their own orbits.

  • Question 10
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    Most scientists think the world began as a

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    star

    comet

    planet

    nebula

  • Question 11
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    What finding made astronomers begin to doubt that Pluto was a planet?

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    They discovered that it traveled around the sun in an oval shaped orbit.

    They found that although it was the farthest planet from the sun, it had a rocky surface.

    They discovered that it had enough gravity to "clear the neighborhood" around its orbit.

    They found that although it was the farthest planet from the sun, it was made up mostly of gas.

  • Question 12
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    According to the selection, what do the Planet Finders use to look for planets?

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    a camera and a computer

    the Hubble Space Telescope

    a wide field telescope and a camera

    the Hubble Space Telescope and a camera

  • Question 13
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    As defined by the IAU, what category of celestial bodies orbits the sun, is round, and is not a moon or satellite of another planet?

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    asteroids

    comets

    dwarf planets

    planets

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