Solar System Assessment Noel Pd 3

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Solar System Assessment Noel Pd 3

Solar system assessment bank


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The heavily cratered planet closest to the Sun is Pluto
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Martian atmosphere is much thinner than Earth's.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A  comet is a meteoroid that strikes Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A large, blue-green, gaseous planet similar to Uranus is Neptune.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The inner planets are Pluto, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Jupiter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The planet the averages 150 million km or one AU, from the Sun is _____.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 7. 
    ______________ is the largest moon in the solar system.
    • A. 

      Callisto

    • B. 

      Ganymede

    • C. 

      Earth's Moon

    • D. 

      Io

  • 8. 
    The largest known volcano in the solar system is an extinct volcano known as Olympus Mons found on the planet ________.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 9. 
    The largest of _____________ moons, Titan, is larger than the planet Mercury
    • A. 

      Neptune's

    • B. 

      Pluto's

    • C. 

      Uranus's

    • D. 

      Saturn's

  • 10. 
    Methane gives ___________ their blue-green color.
    • A. 

      Mars and Earth

    • B. 

      Uranus and Neptune

    • C. 

      Saturn and Jupiter

    • D. 

      Neptune and Venus

  • 11. 
    Two of the inner planets are ____________.
    • A. 

      Mars and Jupiter

    • B. 

      Mercury and Mars

    • C. 

      Earth and Saturn

    • D. 

      Uranus and Neptune

  • 12. 
    _________ published the Sun-centered model of the solar system in 1543.
    • A. 

      Kepler

    • B. 

      Magellan

    • C. 

      Copernicus

    • D. 

      Galileo

  • 13. 
    When small pieces of rock moving through space enter Earth's atmosphere and completely burn-up they are called __________.
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Meteors

    • C. 

      Meteorites

    • D. 

      Asteroids

  • 14. 
    Pieces of rock that actually strike Earth's surface are called ____________.
    • A. 

      Meteoroids

    • B. 

      Comets

    • C. 

      Meteors

    • D. 

      Meteorites

  • 15. 
    Most asteroids are located in an area between the orbits of __________________.
    • A. 

      Earth and Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter and Saturn

    • C. 

      Mars and Jupiter

    • D. 

      Mercury and Venus

  • 16. 
    Scientists theorize that the asteroid belt did not form a planet because____________.
    • A. 

      Jupiter's gravity kept it from forming

    • B. 

      Some of the particles were too large

    • C. 

      It was too rocky

    • D. 

      Some of the particles moved too slowly

  • 17. 
    Scientists believe that solar system formed from part of a nebula of gas, ice, and dust.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    On Mars, the third planet from the Sun,  water exists as a solid, liquid, and gas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The largest gaseous planet, Uranus, has 61 moons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The solar system is made up of eight planets, including the earth, and many smaller objects that orbit the sun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Venus, will most likely to be the first planet humans will try to inhabit other than Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Saturn is a large, gaseous planet with the lowest density and at least 47 moons
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Mercury is the second planet from the Sun, with moon like phases and a surface heat of over 450 degrees caused by the greenhouse effect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    One astronomical unit is the average distance between Earth and the Sun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Jupiter is the reddish-yellow planet with polar ice caps and is the fourth planet from the Sun. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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