Basic Test On The Solar SySTEM! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The solar system consists of.... planets

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      21

    Correct Answer
    A. 9
    Explanation
    The solar system consists of 9 planets. This is a well-known fact in astronomy. The planets in the solar system include Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (although Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet). These planets orbit around the Sun and are an essential part of our solar system.

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  • 2. 

    The asteroid belt lies between..... and .......

    • A.

      Earth and Pluto

    • B.

      Mars and Jupiter

    • C.

      Saturn and Mercury

    Correct Answer
    B. Mars and Jupiter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid belt is a region of space located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It is composed of numerous small rocky objects called asteroids, which orbit the Sun. These asteroids are remnants from the early formation of the solar system and are believed to be the building blocks of planets that never fully formed. The asteroid belt is an interesting area of study for scientists as it provides insights into the formation and evolution of our solar system.

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  • 3. 

    The Sun is classified as a moderately large...

    • A.

      White tall

    • B.

      Orange dwarf

    • C.

      Yellow dwarf

    Correct Answer
    C. Yellow dwarf
    Explanation
    The Sun is classified as a yellow dwarf because it falls within the size range of this type of star. Yellow dwarfs are medium-sized stars, larger than red dwarfs but smaller than giant or supergiant stars. The Sun's color is also a characteristic of yellow dwarfs, as they emit a yellowish light due to their surface temperature. This classification is based on the Sun's size, color, and other physical properties that align with the characteristics of a yellow dwarf star.

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  • 4. 

    The closest planet to the Sun and the smallest planet is

    • A.

      Saturn

    • B.

      Mercury

    • C.

      Venus

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercury
    Explanation
    Mercury is the correct answer because it is the closest planet to the Sun and also the smallest planet in our solar system. It is located just 36 million miles away from the Sun, making it the closest planet to it. Additionally, Mercury has a diameter of about 3,032 miles, which makes it smaller than other planets like Venus and Saturn. Therefore, both the proximity to the Sun and its small size make Mercury the correct answer to this question.

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  • 5. 

    .........has no natural satellites.

    • A.

      Earth

    • B.

      Mercury

    • C.

      Sun

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercury
    Explanation
    Mercury has no natural satellites because it is the smallest planet in our solar system and lacks the gravitational pull necessary to capture and retain a moon. Additionally, Mercury's proximity to the Sun makes it difficult for any potential satellites to remain in stable orbits.

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  • 6. 

    The only terrestrial planets are known to have current geological activity.

    • A.

      PLuto

    • B.

      Moon

    • C.

      Earth

    Correct Answer
    C. Earth
    Explanation
    The statement is referring to the only terrestrial planet that is known to have current geological activity. Out of the three options given, only Earth fits this description. Pluto is a dwarf planet and the Moon is a satellite, neither of which are considered terrestrial planets. Therefore, Earth is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    The planet distinguished by its extensive ring system.

    • A.

      Saturn

    • B.

      Uranus

    • C.

      Neptune

    Correct Answer
    A. Saturn
    Explanation
    Saturn is the correct answer because it is the planet that is widely known for its extensive ring system. The rings of Saturn are made up of ice particles, rocks, and dust, and they are one of the most distinct features of the planet. No other planet in our solar system has such a prominent and visible ring system, making Saturn easily distinguishable from the other options.

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  • 8. 

    Pluto is

    • A.

      A sun

    • B.

      A giant planet

    • C.

      A dwarf planet

    Correct Answer
    C. A dwarf planet
    Explanation
    Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet because it does not meet the criteria to be considered a full-fledged planet. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined the definition of a planet, and according to the new criteria, Pluto did not qualify. It is smaller than the eight planets in our solar system and does not have a clear path around the sun. Instead, it is part of the Kuiper Belt, a region beyond Neptune where many other small icy objects reside. Therefore, Pluto is correctly categorized as a dwarf planet.

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  • 9. 

    .........composed largely of volatile ices.

    • A.

      Suns

    • B.

      Comets

    • C.

      Moons

    Correct Answer
    B. Comets
    Explanation
    Comets are composed largely of volatile ices, such as water, carbon dioxide, methane, and ammonia, along with dust particles. These ices are easily vaporized when the comet gets closer to the Sun, creating a glowing coma and a tail that can be seen from Earth. This composition distinguishes comets from suns and moons, which are primarily made up of different elements and materials.

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