Earth And Beyond: Trivia Facts! Quiz

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Earth And Beyond: Trivia Facts! Quiz

Have you ever wondered about the many mysteries surrounding the earth and its composition? Earth science can help you to understand the world better. Some of the information you learn about in this quiz includes which planet is farthest from the sun, which planet has the most moons, a solar and lunar eclipse, and the layer of gases covering the earth. This quiz will take you to the planet and beyond.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Our solar system includes;
    • A. 

      8 stars

    • B. 

      8 planets

    • C. 

      8 suns

    • D. 

      8 moons

    • E. 

      8 days

  • 2. 
    Which of these planets is furthest from the Sun?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Mercury

  • 3. 
    Which of these planets is closest to the Sun?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 4. 
    Which of these planets has the most moons?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the correct order for a solar eclipse?
    • A. 

      Earth Moon Sun

    • B. 

      Sun Moon Earth

    • C. 

      Earth Sun Moon

  • 6. 
    Which of these is correct for a lunar eclipse?
    • A. 

      Sun Moon Earth

    • B. 

      Earth Moon Sun

    • C. 

      Sun Earth Moon

  • 7. 
    The Galaxy we live in is called;
    • A. 

      The Earth

    • B. 

      The Solar System

    • C. 

      The Milky Way

    • D. 

      The Universe

  • 8. 
    When the moon gets between the sun and the Earth, the moon may block the sun's light making it dark even during the day. This is called;
    • A. 

      Night

    • B. 

      A lunar eclipse

    • C. 

      A solar eclipse

    • D. 

      Day

  • 9. 
    The force that pulls objects toward each other is known as;
    • A. 

      The coriolis effect

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Rotation

    • D. 

      Nucleolis

  • 10. 
    The layer of gases that covers the Earth is called;
    • A. 

      Space

    • B. 

      The biosphere

    • C. 

      The solar system

    • D. 

      The atmosphere

  • 11. 
    When a planet spins around on an axis it is called;
    • A. 

      Orbit

    • B. 

      Revolution

    • C. 

      Rotation

    • D. 

      Ellipse

  • 12. 
    When one object travels in a circle around another object, it is  ____________ around that object.
    • A. 

      Rotating

    • B. 

      Orbiting

    • C. 

      Encircling

    • D. 

      Encompassing

  • 13. 
    The Earth  __________ around the sun.
    • A. 

      Rotates

    • B. 

      Flies

    • C. 

      Eclipses

    • D. 

      Revolves

  • 14. 
    A person that studiesthe science of space is called
    • A. 

      An astrologer

    • B. 

      An astronomer

    • C. 

      A scientologist

    • D. 

      A saturnologist

  • 15. 
    Which of these planets is not a gas giant?
    • A. 

      Neptune

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Uranus

  • 16. 
    Which is the closest planet to Earth?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Mercury

  • 17. 
    What might you find between Jupiter and Mars?
    • A. 

      Asteroids

    • B. 

      Stars

    • C. 

      MIR

    • D. 

      The canteen

  • 18. 
    Whic of these planets has rings around it?
    • A. 

      Pluto

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Saturn

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 19. 
    Which of these 'planets' is now classified as a dwarf planet?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Pluto

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 20. 
    Which of these planets is not a terrestrial planet?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 21. 
    Which planet is known as 'the red planet'?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 22. 
    What causes tides?
    • A. 

      The planets

    • B. 

      Fish. big ones.

    • C. 

      The wind

    • D. 

      The Moon

  • 23. 
    A tide that is higher than usual and happens during the full or new moon is called a;
    • A. 

      Neap tide

    • B. 

      Spring tide

    • C. 

      Low tide

    • D. 

      Winter tide

  • 24. 
    During the first and last quarter we get small tides called;
    • A. 

      Spring tides

    • B. 

      Winter tides

    • C. 

      Neap tides

    • D. 

      Low tides

  • 25. 
    Apart from the Moon, tides are also affected by 
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      The Sun

    • C. 

      Boats

    • D. 

      MIR

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