The Solar System Test

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The Solar System Test - Quiz

COMPLETE THE TEST OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
YOU ONLY HAVE 10 MINUTES TO ANSWER


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many planets are there in the solar system?

    • A.

      SEVEN

    • B.

      SIX

    • C.

      EIGHT

    • D.

      NINE

    Correct Answer
    C. EIGHT
    Explanation
    There are eight planets in the solar system. The eight planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Pluto, which was previously considered the ninth planet, has been reclassified as a dwarf planet. Therefore, the correct answer is eight.

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  • 2. 

    PLANETS ORBIT

    • A.

      THE STARS

    • B.

      THE MOON

    • C.

      THE SUN

    • D.

      THE EARTH

    Correct Answer
    C. THE SUN
    Explanation
    The sun is the correct answer because it is the central star in our solar system and all the planets, including the Earth, orbit around it. The moon, on the other hand, orbits around the Earth, not the sun. Therefore, the sun is the most accurate choice among the given options.

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  • 3. 

    THE LARGEST PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM IS

    • A.

      EARHT

    • B.

      MARS

    • C.

      JUPITER

    • D.

      SATURN

    Correct Answer
    C. JUPITER
    Explanation
    Jupiter is the correct answer because it is the largest planet in the solar system. It has a diameter of about 143,000 kilometers, which is more than 11 times the diameter of Earth. Jupiter's immense size is due to its massive atmosphere and its composition, primarily made up of hydrogen and helium gases. It also has a strong gravitational pull, with more than twice the mass of all the other planets combined.

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  • 4. 

    THE TIME TAKEN  FOR THE EARTH TO SPINS ON ITS AXIS IS

    • A.

      A YEAR

    • B.

      A MONTH

    • C.

      A DAY

    • D.

      AN HOUR

    Correct Answer
    C. A DAY
    Explanation
    The time taken for the Earth to spin on its axis is referred to as a day. This is the period of time it takes for the Earth to complete one full rotation, resulting in the cycle of day and night. A year is the time it takes for the Earth to orbit around the Sun, while a month is the time it takes for the Moon to complete one orbit around the Earth. An hour is a smaller unit of time within a day.

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  • 5. 

    The time taken for the Earth to orbit the Sun is

    • A.

      AN HOUR

    • B.

      A DAY

    • C.

      A MONTH

    • D.

      A YEAR

    Correct Answer
    D. A YEAR
    Explanation
    The time taken for the Earth to orbit the Sun is a year. This is because the Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to complete one full orbit around the Sun. This period of time is known as a year and is the basis for our calendar system.

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  • 6. 

    The surface temperature of the Sun is about

    • A.

      60°C  

    • B.

      600°C

    • C.

      6000°C

    • D.

      60000°C

    Correct Answer
    C. 6000°C
    Explanation
    The surface temperature of the Sun is about 6000°C. This is because the Sun is a massive ball of hot, glowing gas that produces heat and light through the process of nuclear fusion. The temperature at the Sun's surface, known as the photosphere, is around 6000°C. This high temperature is necessary for the Sun to sustain its nuclear reactions and emit energy into space.

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  • 7. 

    The Sun rises in the

    • A.

      East and sets in the west  

    • B.

      West and sets in the east

    • C.

      North and sets in the south  

    • D.

      South and sets in the north

    Correct Answer
    A. East and sets in the west  
    Explanation
    The statement "The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west" is a well-known fact based on the Earth's rotation. As the Earth rotates from west to east, it appears as though the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. This is because the Sun's light reaches different parts of the Earth at different times, creating the illusion of the Sun moving across the sky.

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  • 8. 

    It is night in CHINA when

    • A.

      Clouds cover the Sun

    • B.

      The Moon is out  

    • C.

      It faces away from the Sun 

    • D.

      The stars come out

    Correct Answer
    C. It faces away from the Sun 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it faces away from the Sun". This is because when the Moon faces away from the Sun, it is in a position where it is not receiving direct sunlight and therefore appears dark or invisible from Earth. This typically occurs during the night, when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.

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  • 9. 

    THE EARTH ROTATES IN IT OWN

    • A.

      BODY

    • B.

      ORBIT

    • C.

      AXIS

    • D.

      GALAXY

    Correct Answer
    C. AXIS
    Explanation
    The Earth rotates on its axis, which is an imaginary line that runs through the North and South Poles. This rotation causes day and night as different parts of the Earth are exposed to the Sun's light. The axis is tilted at an angle of about 23.5 degrees, which is why we have seasons. As the Earth orbits around the Sun, the axis remains tilted in the same direction, resulting in the changing seasons throughout the year.

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  • 10. 

    THE EARTH REVOLVES THE SUN IN HOW MANY DAYS?

    • A.

      35 DAYS

    • B.

      365 DAYS

    • C.

      365 DAYS AND 6 HOURS

    • D.

      24 DAYS

    Correct Answer
    C. 365 DAYS AND 6 HOURS
    Explanation
    The Earth revolves around the Sun in approximately 365 days and 6 hours. This is known as a tropical year or solar year. The extra 6 hours add up to 1 day, which is why we have a leap year every 4 years to compensate for this discrepancy. During a leap year, an extra day is added to the calendar in the form of February 29th.

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