Quiz On Neptune, Saturn, And The Kuiper Belt

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Quiz On Neptune, Saturn, And The Kuiper Belt

This test is on the planets Uranus and Neptune. It also contains questions on the Kuiper Belt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The rotation of Uranus is peculiar in that
    • A. 

      It is much slower than is typical for Jovian planets.

    • B. 

      It is much faster than is typical for Jovian planets.

    • C. 

      The equator rotates much faster than the poles.

    • D. 

      The axis is nearly parallel to the plane of its orbit.

  • 2. 
    Uranus and Neptune do not contain liquid metallic hydrogen because they
    • A. 

      Are not massive enough.

    • B. 

      Rotate too slowly.

    • C. 

      Have magnetic fields that are much too weak.

    • D. 

      Are not rich enough in hydrogen.

  • 3. 
    Belt-zone circulation is not easily visible on Uranus because
    • A. 

      There is no liquid metallic core.

    • B. 

      Clouds form very deep in the atmosphere.

    • C. 

      No clouds form in the pure hydrogen atmosphere.

    • D. 

      There is no differential rotation.

  • 4. 
    The magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune are peculiar in that they are
    • A. 

      Highly inclined to the axis of rotation.

    • B. 

      Produced by disturbances caused by the orbits of the moons.

    • C. 

      Very strong.

    • D. 

      Linked to the solar wind.

  • 5. 
    The rings of Uranus were discovered
    • A. 

      During an eclipse of one of the moons by the rings.

    • B. 

      By Voyager 1.

    • C. 

      During an occultation of a star.

    • D. 

      During an eclipse of Uranus by the rings.

  • 6. 
    The particles in the rings of Uranus and Neptune are very dark. They may have become dark due to
    • A. 

      Being ejected from volcanoes on the surfaces of geologically active satellites of the planets.

    • B. 

      Radiation from the magnetospheres of the planets interacting with chemicals in the ring particles.

    • C. 

      Forming in a region so far from the sun that only icy particles can exist.

    • D. 

      Collisions with small icy particles from the outer reaches of the solar system.

  • 7. 
    Uranus and Neptune appear blue because
    • A. 

      Both of them have very small masses for Jovian planets.

    • B. 

      Their surfaces are covered with water and their clouds are very thin.

    • C. 

      Their atmospheres absorb blue light very efficiently.

    • D. 

      Their atmospheres absorb red light very efficiently.

  • 8. 
    When was the Kuiper belt discovered?
    • A. 

      1951

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1987

  • 9. 
    Who discovered the Kuiper belt?
  • 10. 
    Where is the Kuiper belt located?