Kidscience: Solar System Interactions Quiz

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Solar System Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which correctly shows the sequence of the planets you would pass if you were traveling to the planet Mercury?  (Assume that the planets are lined up.)
    • A. 

      Mars, Venus, Sun

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Mars, Asteroid Belt, Jupiter

    • D. 

      Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

  • 2. 
    As a planet's distance from the sun increases, the amount of energy it receives from the sun______________.
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Remains constant

  • 3. 
    What would most likely happen to the planets if the sun's gravitational pull increased or decreased?
    • A. 

      The planets would continue at the same speed and orbit around the sun.

    • B. 

      The solar system would remain balanced.

    • C. 

      The revolution periods of the planets would change.

    • D. 

      The mass of the planets would change instantly.

  • 4. 
    If you traveled to Mars and Jupiter, which would describe your weight?
    • A. 

      Your weight would increase on Mars and decrease on Jupiter.

    • B. 

      Your weight would decrease on Mars and decrease on Jupiter.

    • C. 

      Your weight would decrease on Mars and increase on Jupiter.

    • D. 

      Your weight would stay the same.

  • 5. 
    An Astronaut with a mass of 150 lbs was sent into space.  How would the astronaut's mass be affected on the moon?
    • A. 

      Mass would increase.

    • B. 

      Mass would decrease.

    • C. 

      Mass would stay the same.

  • 6. 
    Which of these belongs in our solar system?
    • A. 

      The milky way galaxy

    • B. 

      Other stars in other galaxies

    • C. 

      The universe

    • D. 

      Haley's comet

  • 7. 
    Which is a system within the solar system?
    • A. 

      The moon orbiting the earth

    • B. 

      A comet traveling around the sun

    • C. 

      Planets and their moons

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Order the planets from shortest day to longest day? Planet Period of Rotation Period of Revolution Earth 24 hours 1 year Mars 25 hours 1.8 years Jupiter 10 hours 12 years Saturn 12 hours 30 years
    • A. 

      Jupiter, Saturn, Earth, Mars

    • B. 

      Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn

    • C. 

      Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

    • D. 

      Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth

  • 9. 
    Gravity on each planet depends on the planet's _________________.
    • A. 

      Distance from the sun

    • B. 

      Rotation period

    • C. 

      Mass

    • D. 

      Weight

  • 10. 
    Which statements are true?
    • A. 

      Saturn is the 5th planet, The sun has darkened areas called sunspots, comets come from the kuiper belt.

    • B. 

      Venus is the 2nd planet, The kuiper belt is between Mars and Jupiter, Earth is the 3rd rocky planet.

    • C. 

      Venus is a rocky planet, Uranus is the 2nd gas planet from the sun, the asteroid Belt separates the inner and outer planets.

    • D. 

      Planet Mercury has the shortest period of revolution, Jupiter is the largest planet, comets are in our solar system