Solar System Test! Ultimate Quiz

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Solar System Test! Ultimate Quiz


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  • 1. 
    List, in order from smallest to largest, the 4 levels of the Universe.
    • A. 

      Solar system, earth, milky way, universe

    • B. 

      Solar system, milky way, earth, univese

    • C. 

      Earth, solar system, milky way, universe

    • D. 

      Universe, milky way, solar system, earth

  • 2. 
    "Asteroids give off gas and dust in the form of a tail as they orbit the Sun". True or False, and Why?
    • A. 

      False--Comets give off gas and dust in the form of a tail

    • B. 

      False--Meteors give off gas and dust in the form of a tail

    • C. 

      False-- Dwarf Planets give off gas and dust in the form of a tail

    • D. 

      False: Jupiter gives off gas and dust in the form of a tail

  • 3. 
    What type of galaxy has old stars?
    • A. 

      Elliptical

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Irregular

    • D. 

      Amorphous

  • 4. 
    What type of galaxy has only a few, young stars, and an undefined shape?
    • A. 

      Elliptical

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Irregular

    • D. 

      Amorphous

  • 5. 
    What type of galaxy is the Milky Way?
    • A. 

      Elliptical

    • B. 

      Spiral

    • C. 

      Irregular

    • D. 

      Amorphous

  • 6. 
    All galaxies...
    • A. 

      Are the same size

    • B. 

      Are the same shape

    • C. 

      Are made up of stars, gas, and dust ONLY

    • D. 

      Are made up of star, gas, dust, and AND OTHER STUFF

  • 7. 
    Planets an moons appear bright. Why?
    • A. 

      Nuclear fusion occuring in their core

    • B. 

      Sunspots on their surface

    • C. 

      Reflcecting sunlight

    • D. 

      Nuclear fusion occuring on their surface

  • 8. 
    How do stars make their own energy? ___________ ___________
  • 9. 
    What does star color depend on? _______
  • 10. 
    Why does the moon appear to have different phases? Check all answers that are true.
    • A. 

      The moon reflects light from the Sun

    • B. 

      We can only see the side of the moon that faces towards Venus

    • C. 

      We can only see the sunlit side of the moon as it orbits earth

  • 11. 
    Refer to "Additional notes" , the HR diagram, for this question. Our Sun is a main sequence yellow star. Based on that information, which of the following statements are true?
    • A. 

      Our sun is probably hotter than 25,000 degrees

    • B. 

      Our sun is probably between 10,000 and 4,000 degrees

    • C. 

      Our sun is brighter than betelgeuse

    • D. 

      Our sun is brighter than sirius b

  • 12. 
    What is the difference between astronomical units and light years? Check all that are true.
    • A. 

      Light years are used to measure distances between stars and galaxies, but astronomical units are used to measure the distances in our galaxy

    • B. 

      Light years are used to measure distances between stars and galaxies, but astronomical units are used to measure the distances in our solar system

    • C. 

      The distance from the earth to the sun is about one astronomical unit, and we don't use light years to measure the distance from the earth to the sun

    • D. 

      A light year is the distance that light travels in one year, but an astronomical unit is the distance that light travels in one month

    • E. 

      An astronomical unit is much larger than a light year

    • F. 

      A light year is must larger than an astronomical unit

  • 13. 
    The only star in our ____________ ____________ is the Sun
  • 14. 
    Where is the asteroid belt located? Give the BEST answer that gives the most information.
    • A. 

      Between Jupiter and Saturn

    • B. 

      In the universe

    • C. 

      Between Mars and Jupiter

    • D. 

      In an irregular galaxy

  • 15. 
    What causes seasons? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Earth's rotation on its axis

    • B. 

      Earth's tilt on its axis

    • C. 

      Ocean currents

    • D. 

      Earth's orbit around the Sun

    • E. 

      The moon's rotation on its axis

    • F. 

      Earth's revolution around the Sun

  • 16. 
    What causes day and night? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Earth spinning on it axis

    • B. 

      The tilt of the earth on its axis

    • C. 

      When the earth is facing the Sun

    • D. 

      When the earth is facing away from the Sun

    • E. 

      The current moon phase

  • 17. 
    Because of their distance from the Sun, which of the following are most likely true?
    • A. 

      Earth has a longer year than Mars

    • B. 

      Mars has a longer year than Mercury

    • C. 

      Mercury has a longer year than Jupiter

    • D. 

      Neptune has the longest year of all planets

    • E. 

      The inner planets revolve around the sun faster than the outer planets

    • F. 

      Venus revolves around the Sun more slowly than Uranus

  • 18. 
    What facts are true of the outer planets? Chck all that apply.
    • A. 

      They are made of gas

    • B. 

      They are made of dust and rock

    • C. 

      They are made of fire

    • D. 

      They reflect light from the Sun

    • E. 

      They make their own light by nuclear fusion

    • F. 

      They are far from the Sun

    • G. 

      They are close to the Sun

    • H. 

      They are nicknamed "gas giants"

    • I. 

      They are nicknamed "terrestrial planets"

  • 19. 
    What facts are true of the inner planets?
    • A. 

      They are made of gas

    • B. 

      They are made of dust and rock

    • C. 

      They are made of fire

    • D. 

      They reflect light from the Sun

    • E. 

      They make their own light by nuclear fusion

    • F. 

      They are far from the Sun

    • G. 

      They are close to the Sun

    • H. 

      They are nicknamed "gas giants"

    • I. 

      They are nicknamed "terrestrial planets"

  • 20. 
    What facts are true of stars? Chck all that apply.
    • A. 

      They are held together by gravity

    • B. 

      They are made of dust and rock

    • C. 

      They make their own light by nuclear fusion

    • D. 

      They undergo a process at their core which turns hydrogen into helium

    • E. 

      There are billions in our solar system

    • F. 

      There are billions in our galaxy

    • G. 

      The Sun is the only one in our solar system

  • 21. 
    List, in order from smallest to largest, the 4 levels of the Universe.
    • A. 

      Solar system, earth, milky way, universe

    • B. 

      Solar system, milky way, earth, univese

    • C. 

      Earth, solar system, milky way, universe

    • D. 

      Universe, milky way, solar system, earth