Solar System: The Ultimate Trivia Questions To Take!

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Solar System: The Ultimate Trivia Questions To Take!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four inner planets?
    • A. 

      Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter, Saturn , Neptune, Uranus

  • 2. 
    Six of the planets and three of the dwarf planets are orbited by natural satellites is usually called what?
    • A. 

      Orbit

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Moon

    • D. 

      Asteroid

  • 3. 
    The four outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are called what?
    • A. 

      Solid planets

    • B. 

      Gas planets

  • 4. 
    The sun is
    • A. 

      The only star in our galaxy

    • B. 

      Just one of billions of stars that make up our galaxy

    • C. 

      The largest planet in our solar system

    • D. 

      Technically speaking, one of Earth’s moons

  • 5. 
    Which of these features makes the Earth unique among planets?
    • A. 

      It is the only round planet

    • B. 

      It is the only planet with its own moon

    • C. 

      It is the only planet that has enough oxygen in its atmosphere to sustain life

    • D. 

      It is the only ringed planet

  • 6. 
    Comets are icy masses of frozen gases and dust particles. What happens when a comet gets too close to the sun?
    • A. 

      The gases catch fire, making the comet glow

    • B. 

      The ice begins to melt, leaving a trail of gases and debris

    • C. 

      The comet explodes, which is called a supernova

    • D. 

      The comet bounces off the sun’s magnetosphere

  • 7. 
    What is a meteorite?
    • A. 

      A chunk of comet (rock) that survives our atmosphere and falls to Earth

    • B. 

      A meteor that hasn't hit Earth yet

    • C. 

      A piece of rock that is in orbit around the Earth

    • D. 

      A radioactive moon rock

  • 8. 
    What is the central and largest body of our solar system?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      The Milky Way

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      The sun

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Without the Earth in orbit, the sun would quickly burn up.

    • B. 

      Without the heat and light from the sun, life on Earth will cease.

    • C. 

      Without each other, they would both spin out of control

    • D. 

      Without the sun to cool things off, the interior of the Earth would burn up the planet

  • 10. 
    Planets have elliptical orbits. This means that
    • A. 

      Their orbits are perfectly round

    • B. 

      Their orbits are in the shape of a figure eight

    • C. 

      At some point of its orbit, a planet is closer to the sun.

    • D. 

      Their orbits change direction from time to time.