Space Unit Test

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6th grade science Unit test over the solar system.

  
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  • 1. 
    This rocky belt sits between Mars and Jupiter.
    • A. 

      Rhinestone belt

    • B. 

      Knuiper Belt

    • C. 

      Asteroid Belt


  • 2. 
    A frozen chunk of ice dust "Dirty Snowman" whose orbit around the sun is very elliptical is called
    • A. 

      Comet

    • B. 

      Meteoroid

    • C. 

      Asteroid


  • 3. 
    These forces work together to keep planets in orbits?
    • A. 

      Inertia and gravity

    • B. 

      Light and heat

    • C. 

      Up and down


  • 4. 
    How does energy from the sun come (travel)to Earth?
    • A. 

      It waits for rain and then the rain brings down the energy

    • B. 

      By gravity & inertia

    • C. 

      Through light & heat from the rays


  • 5. 
    Inertia means:
    • A. 

      If something is moving, it will keep moving until something stops it. If something is not moving, it will just sit there until something comes along to move it.

    • B. 

      The thing that makes you stick to the Earth & keeps us from floating.


  • 6. 
    This is a chunk of rock that is orbiting the sun:
    • A. 

      Asteroid

    • B. 

      Satellite

    • C. 

      System


  • 7. 
    Meteoroids usually come from
    • A. 

      Strong solar winds

    • B. 

      The sun

    • C. 

      Left over pieces of comets or asteroids that have collided (crashed)


  • 8. 
    Aliens from other galaxies travel a long way here to fish and swim on this watery planet.
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      The Moon


  • 9. 
    This planet is covered mostly in water and is the only planet known to have life.
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Pluto


  • 10. 
    This is the largest planet in our solar system.
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Mars


  • 11. 
    I am the red planet. Astronauts have visited me many times. I am the 4th planet from the sun. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Mars


  • 12. 
    I am the brightest of the planets, 2nd from the sun, & sometimes called the “Evening Star”. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Jupiter


  • 13. 
    I am the water planet, 3rd from the sun, and the only planet known to have life. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury


  • 14. 
    My beautiful rings make me popular, I’m the 6th from the sun and I have 18 known moons. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Saturn


  • 15. 
    I am a small, icy "dwarf planet" and scientist are questioning if I am even a real planet. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Pluto

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Jupiter


  • 16. 
    Well, I rotate on my side in a tilted way & I’m the 7th from the sun. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Neptune


  • 17. 
    I’m the small, rocky planet, closest to the sun with almost no atmosphere. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Earth


  • 18. 
    My winds are the fastest in the solar system and I am the 8th planet from the sun. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Neptune

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Jupiter


  • 19. 
    Which answer shows the planets listed in the correct order from the sun:
    • A. 

      Sun=Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Earth

    • B. 

      Sun= Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn

    • C. 

      Sun= Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto


  • 20. 
    Do planets travel around the sun in an elliptical orbit? (stretched out circles)
    • A. 

      Yes, they do.

    • B. 

      No, they do not.


  • 21. 
    Meteoroids are small rocky objects that orbit the Sun
    • A. 

      Yes, that is TRUE!

    • B. 

      No, that is FALSE!


  • 22. 
    Meteoroids are made up of pieces from the sun
    • A. 

      Yes, that is TRUE!

    • B. 

      No, that is FALSE!


  • 23. 
    The time that it takes for a planet to rotate once on its axis is its:
    • A. 

      Rotation period.

    • B. 

      Shuttle period.

    • C. 

      Crater period.


  • 24. 
    The image that is rotating around this planet is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Alien automobile

    • B. 

      Natural satellite

    • C. 

      Man Made satellite


  • 25. 
    When meteoroids land on earth, their name changes to:
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Meteorites

    • C. 

      Asteroids


  • 26. 
    The Italian astronomer, Galileo, was the first scientist to do what?
    • A. 

      Discover the correct shape of the planets orbits

    • B. 

      Discover gravity & inertia

    • C. 

      Use a telescope to look at objects in sky


  • 27. 
    This _________ in the earth was most likely caused by a _______ crashing into the ground.
    • A. 

      Volcano/earthquake

    • B. 

      Crater/meteorite

    • C. 

      Comet/star


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