Solar System Quiz: Do You Know Everything?

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Solar System Quiz: Do You Know Everything?

Our solar system is made up of eight planets and the sun. Each planet is different from the other and has over a hundred moons. The sun is a star with a strong gravitational pull and radiates heat and light to the planets. How long does it take the earth to go round the sun? This quiz will help you learn some more about the sun and the bodies around it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Our sun is seen from outer space as a
    • A. 

      Planet

    • B. 

      Star

    • C. 

      Moon

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 2. 
    Who was the first astronaut to land on the moon?
    • A. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • B. 

      Buzz Aldrin

    • C. 

      Andy Thomas

    • D. 

      George Lincoln

  • 3. 
    The moon has gravity, but it does not have ___________ that is why astronauts must wear __________ ____________.
    • A. 

      Rocks; tennis shoes

    • B. 

      Trees; shirts and pants

    • C. 

      Cars; jackets and mittens

    • D. 

      Air; space suits

  • 4. 
    How long does it take for the Earth to revolve around the sun?
    • A. 

      5 minutes

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      365 days

    • D. 

      5 months

  • 5. 
    What is the sun and the celestial bodies that orbit the sun, including planets, satellites, asteroids, comets, dust, and gas called? 
    • A. 

      Asteroid Belt

    • B. 

      Planets

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Solar System

  • 6. 
    What is the name of our Galaxy including our Sun and Solar System?
    • A. 

      Andromeda

    • B. 

      Milky Way

    • C. 

      Cartwheel

    • D. 

      Magellanic Cloud

  • 7. 
    Earth is the __________ planet from the Sun.
    • A. 

      2nd

    • B. 

      3rd

    • C. 

      4th

    • D. 

      5th

  • 8. 
    What type of planet is Pluto?
    • A. 

      A planet where life exists

    • B. 

      Ninth Planet

    • C. 

      Red Planet

    • D. 

      Dwarf Planet

  • 9. 
    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are __________  ___________.
    • A. 

      Biggest Planets

    • B. 

      Inner Planets

    • C. 

      Outer Planets

    • D. 

      Smallest Planets

  • 10. 
    Which planet rotates the slowest in the solar system?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Neptune

    • D. 

      Uranus

  • 11. 
    Galileo was the first astronomer to use a ________________ to study the stars and planets.
    • A. 

      Radio telescope

    • B. 

      Binocular

    • C. 

      Telescope

    • D. 

      Microscope

  • 12. 
    What is NASA (related to space exploration) stands for?
    • A. 

      Navigation Astronaut Space Agency

    • B. 

      National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    • C. 

      National Auto Sport Association

    • D. 

      Near Aerodynamic Space Administration

  • 13. 
    Which of the following objects does NOT travel around the Sun?
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Asteroids

    • C. 

      Moons

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 14. 
    A shooting star is really a ____________
    • A. 

      Galaxy

    • B. 

      Meteor

    • C. 

      Star

    • D. 

      Planet

  • 15. 
    A space object that actually enters the Earth's atmosphere and not being burnt up and makes it to the Earth.
    • A. 

      Meteorite

    • B. 

      Meteoroid

    • C. 

      Meteor

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 16. 
    How many Planets are there in our Solar System?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Nine

    • D. 

      Eight

  • 17. 
    What are planets named after?
    • A. 

      Scientists

    • B. 

      Gods and goddesses

    • C. 

      Cartoon characters

    • D. 

      Sports players

  • 18. 
    What are moons?
    • A. 

      Space probes

    • B. 

      Natural satellites

    • C. 

      Space rocks

    • D. 

      Dwarf planets

  • 19. 
    Which is the planet with the most number of moons?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Neptune

    • D. 

      Uranus

  • 20. 
    Which planet is known as the "Evening Star"?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Saturn

    • D. 

      Mercury

  • 21. 
    Which planet has the hottest?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Uranus

  • 22. 
    Which planet has no atmosphere that ends up with lots of craters?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Mercury

  • 23. 
    This is located between Mars and Jupiter. It contains thousands of celestial bodies.
    • A. 

      Asteroid belt

    • B. 

      Comet

    • C. 

      Meteorite

    • D. 

      Dwarf planets

  • 24. 
    The terrestrial planets are composed of which of the following elements.
    • A. 

      Water and ice

    • B. 

      Hydrogen and Helium

    • C. 

      Iron and Titanium

    • D. 

      Rock and Metal

  • 25. 
    Which is the correct order of celestial bodies (space objects) from the biggest to the smallest?
    • A. 

      Solar System, Sun, Universe, Planet, Moon, Galaxy

    • B. 

      Universe, Galaxy, Solar System, Sun, Planet, Moon

    • C. 

      Universe, Solar System, Galaxy, Sun, Moon, Planet

    • D. 

      Galaxy, Solar System, Universe, Moon, Sun, Planet