Chapter 27 Vocab Quiz - Solar System

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  • 1. 
    What is a mass of rock, ice, dust, and gas traveling around the sun, usually in a highly eccentric orbit?
    • A. 

      Asteroid

    • B. 

      Comet

    • C. 

      Meteor

    • D. 

      Dwarf Planet

  • 2. 
    What is a solid, rocklike mass that revolves around the sun, most of which remain in a belt between Mars and Jupiter?
    • A. 

      Comet

    • B. 

      Meteorite

    • C. 

      Nebula

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 3. 
    What is the light made by a meteroid as it passes through Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Star

    • B. 

      Meteorite

    • C. 

      Meteor

    • D. 

      Meteor Shower

  • 4. 
    What is part of a large meteoroid that survives its trip through the atmosphere and strikes Earth's surface?
    • A. 

      Meteorite

    • B. 

      Meteorette

    • C. 

      Sand

    • D. 

      Meteor

  • 5. 
    What are the four planets nearest the sun called?
  • 6. 
    What are the planets past the inner planets called?
  • 7. 
    What is it called when large numbers of meteors streak across the night sky within a few hours of one another?
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