4th Quarter Practice Assessment

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4th Quarter Practice Assessment

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 

      Radiation zone

    • 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. 

      One decade

  • 14. 
    One revolution is equal to
    • A. 

      One hour

    • B. 

      One day

    • C. 

      One month

    • D. 

      One year

    • E. 

      One decade

  • 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. 
    Comets are made of
    • 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