Trivia Quiz On Comets And Meteorites

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Trivia Quiz On Comets And Meteorites - Quiz

Unit 2 Week 11 of Earth science for the Logic stage. This is a short quiz. When you are finished this, review all your material and go take the unit test that is on the unit 2 page.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Meteorids are
    • A. 

      Chunks of ice made up of dust and water

    • B. 

      Chuncks of metallic stony matter

    • C. 

      Luminous balls of plasma

  • 2. 
    Meteors are bright streaks of light and smoke that are heated by
    • A. 

      Air condensation

    • B. 

      Air friction

    • C. 

      Air compression

  • 3. 
    What are asteroids?
    • A. 

      Pieces of stars

    • B. 

      Small planets

    • C. 

      Large rock-like chunks with some metals that orbit the sun

  • 4. 
    What is a comet made of?
    • A. 

      Ice made from frozen gases, water, and dust

    • B. 

      Moon dust

    • C. 

      Fire and ice

  • 5. 
    What is the asteroid belt?
    • A. 

      An area between the orbits of Mars amd Jupiter where most asteroids are found

    • B. 

      A belt of rocks across a planet

    • C. 

      A belt of rocks crossing the sun

  • 6. 
    Which comet is the often considered the most famous?
    • A. 

      Holly's comet

    • B. 

      Halley's comet

    • C. 

      Gioppo's comet

  • 7. 
    What are the three parts of a comet?
    • A. 

      The head, body, and tail

    • B. 

      The nucleus, coma, and tail

    • C. 

      The nucleus, protons, and electrons

  • 8. 
    The ___________ is the magnetic field that surrounds the Earth. It protects the Earth from a lot of the harmful energy arriving from the Sun. 
  • 9. 
    What does the tail of the comet reflect?
    • A. 

      The sun

    • B. 

      The head of the comet

    • C. 

      Earth

  • 10. 
    Asteroids are thought to be objects left over from what?
    • A. 

      The disk of matter that formed the planets.

    • B. 

      The disk of matter that formed the Sun

  • 11. 
    Which way does the tail of a comet flow?
    • A. 

      The tail flows away from the sun, and does not necessarily point the direction the comet is moving.

    • B. 

      The tail flows towards the sun, and points the direction the comet in which the comet is moving.

  • 12. 
    The ___________  part of a comet is composed of the nucleus and the coma.
  • 13. 
    ___________ is the name for this quality of gas and dust near the nucleus.
    • A. 

      Coma

    • B. 

      Nucleus

    • C. 

      Tail

    • D. 

      Dust

  • 14. 
    Comets orbit the Sun in very large elliptical orbits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The ice that is composed in Comets is a form of what?
    • A. 

      Frozen gasses

    • B. 

      Frozen water

    • C. 

      Frozen dust particles

  • 16. 
    Comets are composed of mostly ice and dust
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    _________ is the main part of a Comet.
  • 18. 
    Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through the debris left by an asteroid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The debris that makes up Meteor Showers is usually about the size of what?
    • A. 

      The size of Texas

    • B. 

      Size of dust particles

    • C. 

      The size of a baseball

  • 20. 
    ______________are periods when up to 100 meteors an hour are visible. 
  • 21. 
    ______ is what scientists call the flow of energy from the Sun
    • A. 

      Solar flare

    • B. 

      Solar wind

    • C. 

      Solar eclipse

    • D. 

      Comet

  • 22. 
    Meteorites come mainly from the remnants of asteroids. A few have been linked to the Moon or Mars. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    When leaving space, the________ left from the tail of a comet remains in space after the comet has moved on.
  • 24. 
    What are in meteors?
    • A. 

      Meteors are can be dust grains, little chunks of metal, bits of rocks, sand, or even chunks of ice.

    • B. 

      They are alien space ships that crash into earth

    • C. 

      They are parts off of the space station

  • 25. 
    How big are meteorites?
    • A. 

      Meteorites range from the size of a small pebble to a large bolder. Most common meteorites are only a couple inches wide.

    • B. 

      They are the size of baseballs, not any bigger or smaller

    • C. 

      They are as big as cars

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