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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Viking landers sent back pictures of the reddish-colored, barren, rocky, windswept surface of _________________.
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 2. 
    Methane absorbs the red and yellow light on _____________, while the clouds of these planets reflect the green and blue light.
    • A. 

      Venus and Earth

    • B. 

      Uranus and Neptune

    • C. 

      Saturn and Jupiter

    • D. 

      Neptune and Venus

  • 3. 
    Most of the frozen ice in a comet's ___________vaporizes after the comet's many trips around the Sun.
    • A. 

      Coma

    • B. 

      Tail

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 4. 
    In 1543, __________published his views of Earth and other planets revolving around the Sun.
    • A. 

      Kepler

    • B. 

      Magellan

    • C. 

      Copernicus

    • D. 

      Galileo

  • 5. 
    _____________ are pieces of rock that strike the surface of a moon or planet.
    • A. 

      Meteroids

    • B. 

      Comets

    • C. 

      Meteor showers

    • D. 

      Meteorites

  • 6. 
    A comet develops a tail because of ____________________.
    • A. 

      The solar wind

    • B. 

      Earth's atmosphere

    • C. 

      The Oort Cloud

    • D. 

      Jupiter's gravitational pull

  • 7. 
    Vaporized gases and released dust form a bright cloud called a(n) _______________around the solid part of a comet.
    • A. 

      Coma

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 8. 
    Small pieces of rock that enter Earth's atmosphere at speeds of 15 to 70 km/s and burn up are called _____________.
    • A. 

      Stars

    • B. 

      Meteors

    • C. 

      Meteorites

    • D. 

      Asteroids

  • 9. 
    This planet has no true atmosphere.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Mercury

  • 10. 
    People once believed that all planets and stars orbited around __________________.
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 11. 
    Solar energy trapped by gases in Venus's atmosphere causes ____________________.
    • A. 

      Clouds to form

    • B. 

      Its slow rotation

    • C. 

      The greenhouse effect

    • D. 

      A cooling effect

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