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Our solar system is made up of eight planets that have their own unique environment with the most unique one being the earth. Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System, with 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets combined. What else do you know about the planets? Take up the quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    List the planets in order from closest to farthest.

    • A.

      Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Neptune, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus

    • B.

      Mercury, Earth, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

    • C.

      Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus

    • D.

      Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

    Correct Answer
    D. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
    Explanation
    The planets in our solar system are arranged in order from closest to farthest from the sun. The correct answer is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. This order is based on the average distance of each planet from the sun. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, followed by Venus, Earth, and Mars. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun, followed by Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, which is the farthest planet from the sun.

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  • 2. 

    Mercury 

    • A.

      Is the smallest planet in our Solar System.

    • B.

      Spins slowly as compared to Earth.

    • C.

      Is the closest planet in our Solar System.

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The given answer "All of the Above" is correct because all three statements are true. Mercury is indeed the smallest planet in our Solar System, it spins slowly in comparison to Earth, and it is the closest planet to the Sun. Therefore, all the statements mentioned in the options are correct, making "All of the Above" the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Venus is named after the goddess of...

    Correct Answer
    beauty
    Explanation
    Venus is named after the goddess of beauty because in Roman mythology, Venus was the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. The planet Venus was named after her due to its radiant appearance and brightness in the night sky. The association of Venus with beauty is also reflected in the planet's serene and enchanting atmosphere, which adds to its allure and charm.

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  • 4. 

    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are commonly known as...

    • A.

      The 4 Giants

    • B.

      The Jovian planets

    • C.

      The Beasts

    • D.

      The O.G's

    Correct Answer
    B. The Jovian planets
    Explanation
    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are classified as Jovian planets due to their enormous size in comparison to Earth. These gas giants share a similar gaseous composition to Jupiter, primarily consisting of hydrogen, along with helium, trace gases, and ices.

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  • 5. 

    What is one thing that all the 4 outer planets have in common?

    • A.

      They are made of gas.

    • B.

      They have rings.

    • C.

      Both A and B.

    • D.

      Neither A or B.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B." This means that all the 4 outer planets have two things in common: they are made of gas and they have rings. This indicates that the outer planets, namely Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, share these characteristics, distinguishing them from the inner rocky planets like Earth and Mars.

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  • 6. 

    The "brightest" planet in the sky is...

    • A.

      Mars.

    • B.

      Venus.

    • C.

      Jupiter.

    • D.

      Mercury.

    Correct Answer
    B. Venus.
    Explanation
    Venus is considered the brightest planet in the sky because it is the closest planet to Earth and has a highly reflective atmosphere. Its thick cloud cover reflects sunlight, making it appear very bright. Additionally, Venus is often visible during both morning and evening hours, further contributing to its reputation as the brightest planet.

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  • 7. 

    Mount Olympus is so big, it could cover up which state?

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    A. Missouri
    Explanation
    Mount Olympus is a mountain located in Greece, not in the United States. Therefore, it cannot cover up any state in the US, including Missouri.

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  • 8. 

    What 3 main elements are the Gas Giants composed of?

    • A.

      Helium, Hydrogen, and Methane.

    • B.

      Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Helium.

    • C.

      Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Helium.

    • D.

      Sulfuric Acid, Methane, and Hydrogen.

    Correct Answer
    A. Helium, Hydrogen, and Methane.
    Explanation
    Gas Giants are a type of planet composed mostly of gases and lacking a solid surface. The three main elements that make up Gas Giants are Helium, Hydrogen, and Methane. These gases are found in large quantities in the atmosphere of Gas Giants, creating their characteristic composition. Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Sulfuric Acid are not typically found in significant amounts in Gas Giants, making those options incorrect.

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