2.3.5 Study Sheet #6 (Practice Quiz)

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Gases are all around us, some harmful where as others are beneficial to the environment. We covered gaseous materials and gases in this past week and the assessment test is just around the corner. Use this revision quiz to see what you need to polish up on before then. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which gases are found in the atmospheres of the gas giants?
    • A. Carbon dioxide and hydrogen
    • B. Hydrogen and nitrogen
    • C. Hydrogren and helium
    • D. Nitrogen and oxygen
    • E. Carbon dioxide and helium
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 2. 
    Why do the gas giants have more moons than the terrestrial planets?
    • A. They are located within an asteroid belt.
    • B. They are larger and so they have more gravity.
    • C. They are made of ice.
    • D. They do not have solid surfaces.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 3. 
    What aspect of the gas giants has the biggest effect on their rings and satellites?
    • A. Their gaseous composition
    • B. Their gravity
    • C. Their distance from the sun
    • D. Their rate of spinning
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 4. 
    Why do the gas giants have many moons?
    • A. They are located within an asteroid belt.
    • B. They are large and so they have a lot of gravity.
    • C. They have rings of particles that eventually form moons.
    • D. Violent surface conditions emit rocks that form moons.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 5. 
    Which is true of Pluto?
    • A. Pluto is not always the planet farthest from the sun.
    • B. Pluto's orbit is almost perfectly round.
    • C. Pluto does not revolve around the sun.
    • D. Pluto revolves around the sun but does not rotate.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 6. 
    Why do gas giants generally have lower average temperatures than the terrestrial planets?
    • A. They do not have rocky cores.
    • B. They feature the greenhouse effect.
    • C. They rotate more quickly.
    • D. They are farther from the sun.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 7. 
    What aspect of gas giants is most responsible for their low temperatures?
    • A. Their lack of atmosphere
    • B. Their gaseous composition
    • C. Their speed of rotation
    • D. Their distance from the sun
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    Why are temperatures on the gas giants so low?
    • A. They do not have atmospheres.
    • B. Gases do not retain heat energy as well as solids.
    • C. They rotate relatively quickly.
    • D. They are far from the sun.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 9. 
    Approximately how many moons does Saturn have?
    • A. 2
    • B. 20
    • C. 46
    • D. 75
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 10. 
    Which of Saturn's moons has an atmosphere that is most like Earth's?
    • A. Pandora
    • B. Atlas
    • C. Titan
    • D. Europa
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 11. 
    Why are three of Saturn's satellites -- Atlas, Prometheus and Pandora -- called "shepherd moons"?
    • A. They cause intense winds on Saturn's surface.
    • B. They speed up Saturn's rotation.
    • C. They keep Saturn's rings in order.
    • D. They create rings around Saturn.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 12. 
    Which is true of Pluto?
    • A. Pluto has a tilted orbit.
    • B. Pluto's orbit is the third longest.
    • C. Pluto is considered a terrestrial planet.
    • D. Pluto does not rotate around its axis.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 13. 
    Approximately how many moons are there in the solar system that are larger than Pluto?
  • 14. 
    Approximately how many years does it take Pluto to revolve around the sun?
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