Grade 3 Objective Testing - Outer Space

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Grade 3 Objective Testing - Outer Space

After reading the given passage, "Outer Space", the 3rd grade student will understand Earth's relationship to the Moon and the Sun in outer space. He or she will then read through and answer 30 objective questions created in the following formatted options: multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true-false, short answer, and matching, and will select the best correct answer with 80% accuracy. Outer Space, by Meish Goldfish From far out in space, Earth looks like a blue ball. Since water covers three-fourths of the Earth’s surface, blue is the color we see most. The continents look brown, like small islands floating in the huge, blue sea. White clouds wrap around the Earth like a light blanket. The Earth is shaped like a sphere, or a ball. It is


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the following passage, "Outer Space", by Meish Goldfish to answer the following 30 questions.  Select the best answer choice for each of the first 6 questions given below.What does Earth look like from outer space?
    • A. 

      A flat piece of land.

    • B. 

      A tiny person.

    • C. 

      A blue ball.

    • D. 

      A box.

    • E. 

      A green clump.

  • 2. 
    What form is Earth's shape?
    • A. 

      An oval.

    • B. 

      A square.

    • C. 

      A rectangle.

    • D. 

      A sphere.

    • E. 

      No shape.

  • 3. 
    What looks like small islands?
    • A. 

      Animals

    • B. 

      People

    • C. 

      Continents

    • D. 

      Bugs

    • E. 

      Cars

  • 4. 
    What is the total distance around Earth?
    • A. 

      10 miles

    • B. 

      250 miles

    • C. 

      1000 miles

    • D. 

      25,000 miles

    • E. 

      250,000 miles

  • 5. 
    In order to visit the moon, what do people need?
    • A. 

      Extra money.

    • B. 

      To wear shoes.

    • C. 

      To wear special suits.

    • D. 

      To bring an umbrella.

    • E. 

      To bring plants and animals.

  • 6. 
    When did astronauts first land on the moon?
    • A. 

      Last year

    • B. 

      In 196 B.C.

    • C. 

      In 1996

    • D. 

      In 1966

    • E. 

      In 1969

  • 7. 
    Complete each of the following sentences below by filling in the correct missing information.Earth's surface is mostly blue because ___________ is covered by water.
  • 8. 
    The moon has no _________ or _________.
  • 9. 
    Humans without suits, ________ and ________ cannot live on the moon.
  • 10. 
    Astronauts in outer space see _________   _________ wrap around the Earth like a light blanket.
  • 11. 
    Scientists believe that ____________ smashed into the Moon millions of years ago and formed the ____________.
  • 12. 
    The Sun is the closest _________ to Earth.
  • 13. 
    Please see the next  6 sentences and select whether the statement is either true or false. It would take more than a year to walk around the whole planet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The moon has air and water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The moon is the closest star to Earth
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The astronauts traveled to the moon another ten more years after the initial visit to the moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Today, scientists are still studying moon rocks that were brought back from the original first visit to the moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The burning gases from the Sun are so hot that they warm the Earth from 93 million miles away.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    For these questions, you simply need to define or explain the following. From far away in Space, what is the main color of earth and why?
    • A. 

      The main color of earth is blue because 3/4 of the earth is covered by water.

    • B. 

      The main color of earth is brown because of the continents.

  • 20. 
    What is found all over the moons surface and what are they called?
    • A. 

      There are holes all over the moon's surface and they are called craters.

    • B. 

      There are holes all over the moon's surface and the are called meteorites.

  • 21. 
    What caused the moon's surface appearance to be the way it is today?
    • A. 

      Scientists believe that meteorites smashed into the Moon millions of years ago and formed the craters.

    • B. 

      Scientists believe that the astronauts smashed rocks into the Moon and formed the craters.

  • 22. 
    Why are the two reasons why the sun look so big?
    • A. 

      The Sun looks very big because it is so close to earth and is the closest star to earth.

    • B. 

      The Sun looks very big because it is so close and is bigger than any star.

  • 23. 
    Why is it that even though the Sun is always glowing, the night here on Earth is dark?
    • A. 

      Because the Earth rotates, or turns around, every 24 hours

    • B. 

      Because the Earth is always dark and moves away from the sun.

  • 24. 
    How does earth remain warm?
    • A. 

      The Sun is close to earth and the burning gases from the Sun are so hot.

    • B. 

      The earth produces burning gases and are so hot.

  • 25. 
    Match the following numbered items, 1 through 6,  to the correct information lettered A through F below.1.       Earth's surface                          2.       A spaceship                                                3.       Astronauts                                  4.       The Earth                                     5.       The Sun                                        6.       Moon rocks                                                A.  Is a medium sized star B.  Scientists are still studying today. C.  Faces the sun in the day and turns away from it during the night. D.  Landed on the Moon in 1969. E.  Can fly around the widest part of the earth in only 90 minutes. F.  Looks like a blue ball.
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