Test Your Knowledge On Solar System! Trivia Questions

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Test Your Knowledge On Solar System! Trivia Questions

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which planet receives the most energy from the sun?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Asteroid

    • D. 

      Moon

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Moon

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Pluto

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 3. 
    Earth revolves around the Sun in 365 days.  Mars revolves around the sun in 687 days.  Which planet has the shortest year?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mars

  • 4. 
    Jupiter rotates in 10 hours. Earth rotates in 24 hours. Which planet has the shortest day?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Jupiter

  • 5. 
    The inner planets are closer to the sun.  The outer planets are further from the sun.  Which planet takes the longest to orbit the sun?
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 6. 
    Of the inner planets, which has the shortest year?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 7. 
    Which best completes the statement? As a planet’s distance from the Sun increases, the planet’s period of revolution ___.
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Shows no change

  • 8. 
    Larger and further from the sun
    • A. 

      Inner planets

    • B. 

      Outer planets

  • 9. 
    parts of our solar system
    • A. 

      Innerplanets, asteroids, outerplanets, dwarf planets, comets, moons, the sun

    • B. 

      Andromeda galaxy

    • C. 

      Exoplanets

  • 10. 
    rocky, smaller, warmer planets with few moons
    • A. 

      Inner planets

    • B. 

      Outer planets

  • 11. 
    primarily orbit the sun
    • A. 

      Inner planets

    • B. 

      Outer planets

    • C. 

      Both

  • 12. 
    rotate on their axis
    • A. 

      Inner planets

    • B. 

      Outer planets

    • C. 

      Both

  • 13. 
    Earth
    • A. 

      Inner planet

    • B. 

      Outer planet

    • C. 

      Dwarf planet

    • D. 

      A moon

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      The solar system is very far away and cannot be measured.

    • B. 

      The solar system has never been explored, so only models are used.

    • C. 

      The solar system is so large that real distances are hard to work with.

    • D. 

      The solar system has many parts, so only models are used.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is responsible for the movement of planets within the    solar system?
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Mass

    • D. 

      Gravity

  • 16. 
     Which of the following is least like the other three?
    • A. 

      Pluto

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      An orange

    • B. 

      A grapefruit

    • C. 

      A pea

    • D. 

      A baseball

  • 18. 
    What is an asteroid?
    • A. 

      Ice and dust

    • B. 

      A large rock in space

    • C. 

      A very small piece of rock

  • 19. 
    What are the Galilean Moons?
    • A. 

      Jupiter's 4 largest moons

    • B. 

      Mars' moons

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Nuclear fusion

    • B. 

      Reflected light

    • C. 

      Inertia