A Quick Quiz On Comets, Asteroids, And Meteoroids!

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A Quick Quiz On Comets, Asteroids, And Meteoroids!

Welcome to a short quiz consisting of 10 basic questions about comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. Space is strange and interesting at the same time, a lot of is always going on out there. One example very close to our mother Earth is near-Earth objects. Well, there is a lot to talk about such stuff but since you are here to take this quiz talking further might reveal too much. So, let's get started with the quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    What is a comet made of?
    • A. 

      Ice made from frozen gases, water, and dust

    • B. 

      Moon dust

    • C. 

      Fire and ice

  • 3. 
    Which comet is often considered the most famous?
    • A. 

      Holly's comet

    • B. 

      Halley's comet

    • C. 

      Giotto's comet

  • 4. 
    What are asteroids?
    • A. 

      Pieces of stars

    • B. 

      Small planets

    • C. 

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

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

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

    • B. 

      A belt of rocks across a planet

    • C. 

      A belt of rocks crossing the sun

  • 6. 
    Meteors are bright streaks of light and smoke that are heated by:
    • A. 

      Air condensation

    • B. 

      Air friction

    • C. 

      Air compression

  • 7. 
    Meteoroids are:
    • A. 

      Chunks of ice made up of dust and water

    • B. 

      Chunks of metallic stony matter

    • C. 

      Luminous balls of plasma

  • 8. 
    Questions 8 through 10 are related to the diagram of the comet. Please fill in the blanks.
  • 9. 
    Questions 8 through 10 are related to the diagram of the comet. Please fill in the blanks.
  • 10. 
    Questions 8 through 10 are related to the diagram of the comet. Please fill in the blanks.
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