Solar System Assessment Noel Pd 8

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  • 1. 
    Scientists believe that solar system formed from part of a nebula of gas, ice, and dust.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The heavily cratered planet closest to the Sun is Pluto
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    On Mars, the third planet from the Sun,  water exists as a solid, liquid, and gas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The atmosphere on Mars is much thinner than Earth's.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The largest gaseous planet, Uranus, has more than 61 moons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The solar system consists of eight planets and many smaller objects that orbit the sun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Venus, will most likely to be the first planet humans will try to inhabit other than Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Saturn is a large, gaseous planet with the lowest density and at least 47 moons
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    One astronomical unit is the average distance between Earth and the Sun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A  comet is a meteoroid that strikes Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Jupiter is the reddish-yellow planet with polar ice caps and is the fourth planet from the Sun. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A large, blue-green, gaseous planet similar to Uranus is Neptune.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The outer 4 planets are Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Of the 8 planets we studied in class, the outermost planet of the solar system is Neptune.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The inner planets are Pluto, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Jupiter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The planet with the lowest density and hundreds of thin rings is ____________.
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 18. 
    In the early 1600's, Johannes Kepler discovered that the shape of the planets orbits are _____________.
    • A. 

      Parabolic

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Elliptical

    • D. 

      Spherical

  • 19. 
    A planet that is very hot due to the greenhouse effect and has sulfuric acid clouds is __________.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 20. 
    _________ has an axis of rotation nearly parallel to the plane of its orbit.
    • A. 

      Mars's

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Mercury's

    • D. 

      Earth's

  • 21. 
    Two planets with similar mass and size are _______.
    • A. 

      Mercury and Jupiter

    • B. 

      Saturn and Neptune

    • C. 

      Earth and Pluto

    • D. 

      Venus and Earth

  • 22. 
    The planet that averages 150 million km or one AU, from the Sun is _____.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 23. 
    ______________ is the largest moon in the solar system.
    • A. 

      Callisto

    • B. 

      Ganymede

    • C. 

      Earth's Moon

    • D. 

      Io

  • 24. 
    The largest known volcano in the solar system is Olympus Mons and can be found on the planet ________.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 25. 
    The smallest planet and the one closest to the Sun __________.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Jupiter

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