# 4th Quarter Practice Assessment

55 Questions  Settings  Taking this practice assessment is a great way to study for the assessment and see what you have learned and what you still need to review.

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• 1.
About how many galaxies are there?
• A.

Less than 100

• B.

Hundreds

• C.

Thousands

• D.

Millions

• E.

Billions

• 2.
Galaxies that have no shape are called _________________ galaxies.
• A.

Spiral

• B.

Irregular

• C.

Elliptical

• D.

Spherical

• E.

Twirl

• 3.
Galaxies that look like a flattened ball are called _________________ galaxies.
• A.

Spiral

• B.

Irregular

• C.

Elliptical

• D.

Spherical

• E.

Twirl

• 4.
Galaxies shaped like a pinwheel are called _________________ galaxies.
• A.

Spiral

• B.

Irregular

• C.

Elliptical

• D.

Spherical

• E.

Twirl

• 5.
Our galaxy is:
• A.

A twirl galaxy called the swirl galaxy

• B.

A spiral galaxy called the milky way galaxy

• C.

An elliptical galaxy called the milky way galaxy

• D.

An elliptical galaxy called the swirl galaxy

• E.

A spiral galaxy called the swirl galaxy

• 6.
Put the items in order from largest to smallest.
• A.

Universe, solar system, galaxy

• B.

Solar system, universe, galaxy

• C.

Universe, galaxy, solar system

• D.

Galaxy, universe, solar system

• E.

Galaxy, solar system, universe

• 7.
At the center of our solar system is
• A.

The moon

• B.

Earth

• C.

A galaxy

• D.

A black hole

• E.

A star

• 8.
• A.

One

• B.

Around ten

• C.

Thousands

• D.

Millions

• E.

Billions

• 9.
The inner-most layer of the sun, where all of its energy is produced is the
• A.

Photosphere

• B.

• C.

Corona

• D.

Core

• E.

Convective zone

• 10.
About how many times larger is Jupiter than Neptune?  Neptune's diameter is 49,528 and Jupiter's diameter is 142,984.
• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

• E.

5

• 11.
The layer of the sun we can only see during a solar eclipse is called the
• A.

Core

• B.

Corona

• C.

Convective zone

• D.

Solar flare

• E.

Photosphere

• 12.
Cool, dark spots on the sun's surface are called
• A.

Prominences

• B.

Solar flares

• C.

Sun spots

• D.

Coronal mass ejections

• E.

Pleges

• 13.
One rotation is equal to
• A.

One hour

• B.

One day

• C.

One month

• D.

One year

• E.

• 14.
One revolution is equal to
• A.

One hour

• B.

One day

• C.

One month

• D.

One year

• E.

• 15.
This picture is of a(n)
• A.

Lunar eclipse

• B.

Solar flare

• C.

Solar eclipse

• D.

Annular eclipse

• 16.
The movement of one celestial object around another is called
• A.

A trip

• B.

A revolution

• C.

A rotation

• D.

An orbit

• E.

A spin

• 17.
The spinning of a planet on its axis is called
• A.

Twirl

• B.

Ellipse

• C.

Revolution

• D.

Orbit

• E.

Rotation

• 18.
Are inner planets warmer than outer planets?
• A.

Yes

• B.

No

• 19.
Do inner planets have a faster rotation than outer planets?
• A.

Yes

• B.

No

• C.

Some do and some don't

• D.

No one knows

• 20.
Do inner planets have a faster revolution than the outer planets?
• A.

Yes

• B.

No

• C.

Some do and some don't

• D.

No one knows

• 21.
Are inner planets smaller or larger than the outer planets?
• A.

Smaller

• B.

Larger

• C.

Some are smaller and some are larger

• D.

No one knows

• 22.
Do the inner planets have a gassy or rocky surface?
• A.

Gassy

• B.

Rocky

• C.

Some are gassy and some are rocky

• D.

No one knows

• 23.
Diameter tells you about a sphere's
• A.

Color

• B.

Mass

• C.

Weight

• D.

Size

• 24.
Asteroids orbit between
• A.

The sun and Mercury

• B.

Earth and Mars

• C.

Mars and Jupiter

• D.

Jupiter and Saturn

• E.

Saturn and Uranus

• 25.
Meteoroids are _____________ than asteroids
• A.

Heavier

• B.

Rounder

• C.

Smaller

• D.

Larger

• E.

More metallic

• 26.
• A.

Rock

• B.

Metal

• C.

Ice, gas and dust

• D.

Cheese

• E.

Fire

• 27.
A comet's tail
• A.

Always points towards Earth

• B.

Always points towards the sun

• C.

Always points away from the Earth

• D.

Always points away from the sun

• E.

Points random directions

• 28.
A comet has a tail because
• A.

Of the sun's gravity

• B.

Of the Earth's gravity

• C.

The Earth's magnetic field

• D.

The sun's magnetic field

• E.

Of the solar wind

• 29.
A meteoroid is located
• A.

In space

• B.

On the sun

• C.

In the atmosphere

• D.

On the Earth's surface

• 30.
A meteor is located
• A.

In space

• B.

On the sun

• C.

In the atmosphere

• D.

On the Earth's surface

• 31.
A meteorite is located
• A.

In space

• B.

On the sun

• C.

In the atmosphere

• D.

On the Earth's surface

• 32.
The moon appears to move through the sky because of the
• A.

Moon's rotation

• B.

Moon's revolution

• C.

Earth's rotation

• D.

Earth's revolution

• E.

Sun's position

• 33.
The name of the moon's phase when none of the moon is visible is called
• A.

Nothing

• B.

Full moon

• C.

New moon

• D.

No moon

• 34.
After the full moon, the next of the four main moon phases would be
• A.

New moon

• B.

No moon

• C.

First quarter

• D.

Last (3rd) quarter

• 35.
The order for a solar eclipse would be:
• A.

Moon, sun, earth

• B.

Sun, moon, earth

• C.

Sun, earth, moon

• D.

Earth, sun, moon

• E.

None of the above

• 36.
The order for a lunar eclipse would be:
• A.

Moon, sun, earth

• B.

Sun, moon, earth

• C.

Sun, earth, moon

• D.

Earth, sun, moon

• E.

None of the above

• 37.
The Earth's seasons are caused by
• A.

The tilt of the earth

• B.

Our distance from the sun

• C.

The location of the earth

• D.

The location of the moon

• 38.
If the northern hemisphere was experiencing fall than the southern hemisphere would be experiencing:
• A.

Summer

• B.

Spring

• C.

Winter

• D.

Fall

• 39.
When the Earth is neither tilted towards nor away from the sun, the season is either
• A.

Spring or winter

• B.

Summer or fall

• C.

Spring or summer

• D.

Winter or summer

• E.

Spring or fall

• 40.
Tides are caused mostly by
• A.

The solar wind

• B.

The Coriolis effect

• C.

The moon's gravitational pull

• D.

The sun's gravitational pull

• E.

Wind

• 41.
High tide occurs
• A.

Only on the side of the Earth facing the moon

• B.

On the side of the Earth facing the moon and on the opposite side

• C.

At the same time each day

• D.

The side of the Earth facing the sun and on the opposite side

• E.

Only on the side of the Earth facing the sun

• 42.
Low tide occurs
• A.

The same time each day

• B.

Once a day

• C.

Twice a day

• D.

Three times a day

• E.

Four times a day

• 43.
The sun is a
• A.

Super nova

• B.

Just a sun

• C.

Planet

• D.

Star

• E.

Chicken

• 44.
Gravity is
• A.

The force that attracts objects together

• B.

The force that pulls objects apart

• C.

The magnetism of the Earth

• D.

The magnetism of the sun

• 45.
If the sun were a tennis ball, than the Earth would be
• A.

A base ball

• B.

A golf ball

• C.

A marble

• D.

A pencil eraser

• E.

A grain of sand

• 46.
What season is the northern hemisphere experiencing in A?
• A.

Winter

• B.

Fall

• C.

Summer

• D.

Spring

• 47.
What season is the northern hemisphere experiencing in D?
• A.

Fall

• B.

Summer

• C.

Spring

• D.

Winter

• 48.
A shooting star that streaks across the sky is really a
• A.

Comet

• B.

Asteroid

• C.

Meteoroid

• D.

Meteor

• E.

Meteorite

• 49.
What phase is the moon in at letter C
• A.

Full moon

• B.

New moon

• C.

3rd quarter

• D.

1st quarter

• 50.
In what possition can none of the moon's lighted side be seen?
• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• 51.
• A.

Waxing gibbous

• B.

Waxing crescent

• C.

Waning gibbous

• D.

Waning crescent

• 52.
• A.

Waxing gibbous

• B.

Waxing crescent

• C.

Waning gibbous

• D.

Waning crescent

• 53.
• A.

Waxing gibbous

• B.

Waxing crescent

• C.

Waning gibbous

• D.

Waning crescent

• 54.
• A.

Neap tides

• B.

Spring tides

• C.

Autumnal tides

• D.

Leap tides

• 55.
• A.

Winter

• B.

Spring

• C.

Summer

• D.

Fall/Autumn