Quiz: Asteroids Vs Meteoroids Vs Comets!

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An Asteroid is an object larger than a meteoroid that orbits the sun and is made of rock or metal. Objects larger than 10 meters across used to be called Asteroids. A comet is a body of ice, rock, and dust that can be several miles in diameter and orbits the sun. A Meteoroid is a small rocky or metal object, usually between the size of a grain of sand or a boulder, that orbits the sun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A meteoroid originates from which of the following?
    • A. 

      Comet

    • B. 

      Asteroid

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    A shooting star is comes from which of the following?
    • A. 

      Asteroid

    • B. 

      Comet

    • C. 

      Meteoroid

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is closer to the Sun?
    • A. 

      Comet

    • B. 

      Meteor

    • C. 

      Meteorite

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 4. 
    What is the difference between Meteor and Meteoroid?
    • A. 

      A meteor vaporizes before it hits the earth unlike Meteorite

    • B. 

      A meteorite vaporizes before it hits the earth unlike Meteor

    • C. 

      There is no difference

    • D. 

      A meteorite comes from Asteroid while Meteor comes from Meteoroid

  • 5. 
    Debris comes from which of the following?
    • A. 

      Meteoroid

    • B. 

      Meteor 

    • C. 

      Comet

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the biggest?
    • A. 

      Meteor

    • B. 

      Comet

    • C. 

      Meteoroid

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following is the smallest?
    • A. 

      Meteoroid

    • B. 

      Meteorite

    • C. 

      Comet

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 8. 
    How many Asteroids are believed to exist?
    • A. 

      895, 425

    • B. 

      719, 435

    • C. 

      794, 717

    • D. 

      342, 457

  • 9. 
    How many Comets are believed to exist?
    • A. 

      4, 120

    • B. 

      3, 570

    • C. 

      5, 241

    • D. 

      1, 456

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is less likely to cause harm in the event of it landing on earth?
    • A. 

      Asteorite

    • B. 

      Meteorite

    • C. 

      Comeorite

    • D. 

      None of the above

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