# Trivia Quiz On Jupiter Lesson

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• 1.

### How much of all planetary matter does Jupiter make up in our solar system?

• A.

71%

• B.

5%

• C.

17%

• D.

1322&

A. 71%
Explanation
Jupiter makes up 71% of all planetary matter in our solar system. This means that it is the largest planet and contains the majority of the mass in our system. Its immense size and mass contribute to its role as a dominant force in shaping the dynamics of the solar system.

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• 2.

### How does Jupiter protect earth?

• A.

It stops the sun from burning up the earth

• B.

It sucks in comets, asteroids and meteorites

• C.

It spins so fast it moves the Earth away from harm

• D.

All of the above

B. It sucks in comets, asteroids and meteorites
Explanation
Jupiter protects Earth by sucking in comets, asteroids, and meteorites. Jupiter's massive gravitational pull helps to attract and capture these space objects, preventing them from colliding with Earth and causing potential damage. This phenomenon acts as a sort of cosmic shield, reducing the risk of catastrophic impacts on our planet.

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• 3.

### How many earths can fit inside Jupiter?

• A.

67

• B.

1452

• C.

186

• D.

1320

D. 1320
Explanation
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, with a diameter of about 86,881 miles. In comparison, Earth has a diameter of about 7,918 miles. To determine how many Earths can fit inside Jupiter, we can calculate the volume of Jupiter and divide it by the volume of Earth. Since volume is proportional to the cube of the diameter, we can calculate the ratio of the cubes of their diameters. By dividing the cube of Jupiter's diameter by the cube of Earth's diameter, we find that approximately 1,321 Earths can fit inside Jupiter. Therefore, the correct answer is 1320.

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• 4.

### How much would you weigh standing on the surface of Jupiter compared to earth?

• A.

Fifty-Seven times as much

• B.

Three times as much

• C.

Six times as much

• D.

Seventy-five times as much

B. Three times as much
Explanation
The correct answer is "Three times as much". The surface gravity on Jupiter is approximately 24.79 m/s², while the surface gravity on Earth is approximately 9.8 m/s². Since weight is determined by the force of gravity acting on an object, standing on the surface of Jupiter would result in a weight that is approximately three times greater than on Earth.

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• 5.

### What Jupiter moon is volcanically active?

• A.

Io

• B.

Europa

• C.

Pluto

• D.

Ganymede

A. Io
Explanation
Io is the correct answer because it is the most volcanically active moon in our solar system. It has over 400 active volcanoes and its surface is constantly changing due to volcanic activity. The tidal forces exerted by Jupiter and other moons cause intense heating and tidal flexing on Io, leading to the creation of molten rock and volcanic eruptions. This makes Io a unique and fascinating moon with a dynamic and geologically active surface.

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• 6.

### What Jupiter moon do scientists believe contains life?

• A.

The Moon

• B.

Europa

• C.

Io

• D.

Callisto

B. Europa
Explanation
Scientists believe that Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, contains life. This belief is based on various observations and data gathered by space missions. Europa has a subsurface ocean of liquid water, which is considered one of the essential ingredients for life. The moon also has a thin ice crust, and it is believed that there are hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, similar to those found on Earth, providing potential habitats for microbial life. Additionally, Europa's surface shows evidence of geological activity, including cracks and ridges, suggesting that there might be a dynamic environment suitable for life to thrive.

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• 7.

### ·         What is Jupiter’s atmosphere composed of?

• A.

Propane, Steel, Water

• B.

Nitrogen, Air, Oxygen

• C.

Hydrogen, Helium, Methane

• D.

Rubber, Plastic, Metals

C. Hydrogen, Helium, Methane
Explanation
Jupiter's atmosphere is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, with trace amounts of methane. This composition is supported by scientific observations and data gathered from space missions, such as the Galileo probe. The presence of hydrogen and helium is consistent with the composition of the early solar system, as these elements were abundant during its formation. The presence of methane is detected through spectroscopic analysis and is believed to be produced by chemical reactions in the atmosphere.

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• 8.

### Did the Schumaker-Levy collide with jupiter in 1994?

• A.

No, it was 1944

• B.

No, It was 2004

• C.

Yes

C. Yes
Explanation
In 1994, the Schumaker-Levy comet did indeed collide with Jupiter. This event was significant as it marked the first observed collision between two solar system objects. The collision resulted in a series of impacts over the course of several days, leaving dark scars on Jupiter's atmosphere. The event provided valuable insights into the dynamics of planetary collisions and the composition of comets.

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• 9.

### How Many known moons does Jupiter have?

• A.

633

• B.

36

• C.

32

• D.

63

D. 63
Explanation
Jupiter has 63 known moons. These moons are relatively small and have been discovered through various astronomical observations and missions. The number of known moons can change over time as new discoveries are made.

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• 10.

### The name Jupiter comes from the supreme in what type of mythology?

• A.

Roman

• B.

Fresnoian

• C.

Greek

• D.

Latin

A. Roman
Explanation
The name Jupiter comes from the supreme deity in Roman mythology. In Roman mythology, Jupiter was the king of the gods and the god of the sky and thunder. He was considered the most powerful and important deity in the Roman pantheon. The Romans adopted many aspects of Greek mythology, including their gods, but they often gave them different names. In Greek mythology, the equivalent of Jupiter is Zeus. Therefore, the correct answer is Roman.

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• 11.

### Does Jupiter have a gaseous core?

• A.

Yes

• B.

No

B. No
Explanation
Jupiter does not have a gaseous core. It is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium gases, but as we move towards its center, the pressure and temperature increase significantly. These extreme conditions cause the hydrogen gas to transition into a state known as metallic hydrogen, where it behaves like a liquid metal. So, while Jupiter does not have a solid core like Earth, it does have a dense, metallic hydrogen core.

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• 12.

### Challenge:The diameter of Jupiter is about how many Kilometers?

• A.

120,000 km

• B.

143,000 km

• C.

50,000 km

• D.

13,000,000 km

B. 143,000 km
Explanation
Jupiter's diameter is approximately 143,000 km. This means that if you were to draw a straight line from one side of Jupiter to the other, it would measure about 143,000 km.

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