The Solar System Trivia Quiz: Ultimate Facts

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  • 1. 

    The earth and the moon are alike in that both

    • A.

      Have liquid water

    • B.

      Have satellites

    • C.

      Have an atmosphere

    • D.

      Are made of rock

    Correct Answer
    D. Are made of rock
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are made of rock". Both the earth and the moon are made primarily of rock. This can be seen in their surface composition and geological features. While both also have other similarities such as having satellites and an atmosphere (in the case of earth), the fact that they are made of rock is a fundamental similarity between the two celestial bodies.

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  • 2. 

    The three main types of landforms that make of the moon's surface are

    • A.

      Craters, equators, and gyrators

    • B.

      Volcanoes, highlands, and eclipses

    • C.

      Marias, santas, and domes

    • D.

      Highlands, craters, and marias

    Correct Answer
    D. Highlands, craters, and marias
    Explanation
    The correct answer is highlands, craters, and marias. The moon's surface is primarily made up of these three types of landforms. Highlands refer to the elevated areas on the moon's surface, characterized by rugged mountains and hills. Craters are circular depressions formed by impacts from asteroids or comets. Marias are large, dark, flat plains on the moon's surface, formed by ancient volcanic activity. Together, these landforms give the moon its distinct appearance.

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  • 3. 

    The moon            in a close path around the earth.

    • A.

      Revolves

    • B.

      Comets

    • C.

      Rotates

    • D.

      Orbit

    Correct Answer
    A. Revolves
    Explanation
    The moon revolves in a close path around the earth. This means that it moves in a circular or elliptical orbit around the earth, completing one revolution in approximately 27.3 days. The word "revolves" accurately describes the moon's movement around the earth, making it the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    The moon's path around the Earth is called its                .

    • A.

      Comets

    • B.

      Satellite

    • C.

      Orbit

    • D.

      Axis

    Correct Answer
    C. Orbit
    Explanation
    The moon's path around the Earth is called its orbit. An orbit is the curved path that an object takes around another object due to the force of gravity. In the case of the moon, it is constantly pulled towards the Earth, causing it to continuously move in a circular or elliptical path. The moon's orbit is what allows it to stay in a stable position around the Earth, rather than drifting off into space.

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  • 5. 

    The Earth is the                largest planet.

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Fourth

    • C.

      Sixth

    • D.

      Fifth

    Correct Answer
    D. Fifth
  • 6. 

    All nine planets in our solar system orbit around the sun.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All nine planets in our solar system orbit around the sun. This statement is true because the sun is at the center of our solar system and all the planets, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (formerly considered a planet), revolve around it in elliptical orbits. This is known as the heliocentric model of the solar system, which was proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century and later confirmed by observations and scientific advancements.

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  • 7. 

    The Earth takes about            year to orbit around the sun.

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    The Earth takes about one year to orbit around the sun.

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  • 8. 

    Some planets are made up of gasses and liquid.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because some planets in our solar system, such as Jupiter and Saturn, are composed mostly of gases like hydrogen and helium. These planets do not have a solid surface and are instead characterized by thick atmospheres. Additionally, other planets like Earth have a combination of solid, liquid, and gaseous components, with water being the primary liquid element. Therefore, it is accurate to say that some planets are made up of gases and liquids.

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  • 9. 

    Saturn is not surrounded by a big flat ring.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Saturn is actually surrounded by a big flat ring, which is one of its most distinctive features. These rings are made up of countless pieces of ice, dust, and rock particles, ranging in size from tiny grains to large chunks. They orbit around Saturn in a flat plane due to the gravitational forces exerted by the planet. This ring system is easily visible from Earth and has been studied extensively by astronomers. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    What is a planet?

    Correct Answer
    he International Astronomical Union (IAU) said that the definition for a planet is now officially known as "a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape and (c) has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit."
    Explanation
    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially defined a planet as a celestial body that meets three criteria: (a) it orbits around the Sun, (b) it has enough mass for its self-gravity to make it nearly round in shape, and (c) it has cleared the area around its orbit of other debris. This definition helps to distinguish planets from other objects in the solar system, such as asteroids and moons, and provides a clear set of criteria for classifying celestial bodies as planets.

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  • 11. 

    Can you name the planets in order starting from the sun?

    Correct Answer
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
    Explanation
    The given answer lists the planets in order starting from the sun. The order is as follows: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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  • 12. 

    The biggest planet is             ?

    • A.

      Uranus

    • B.

      Pluto

    • C.

      Jupiter

    • D.

      Saturn

    Correct Answer
    C. Jupiter
    Explanation
    Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It is more than 11 times the diameter of Earth and has a mass that is more than 300 times that of Earth. Its size and mass make it the biggest planet among the options given. Uranus, Pluto, and Saturn are all smaller in comparison.

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  • 13. 

    What is the length of time it takes for the Earth to rotate around on its axis 360 degrees?

    • A.

      50 minutes

    • B.

      1 year

    • C.

      30 days

    • D.

      24 hours

    Correct Answer
    D. 24 hours
    Explanation
    A day is the length of time that it takes a planet to rotate on its axis (360°). A day on Earth takes almost 24 hours.

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  • 14. 

    A                              is when the moon goes between the Earth and the Sun, and its shadow hits the Earth.

    • A.

      Lunar eclipse

    • B.

      Rotating Earth

    • C.

      Solar Eclipse

    • D.

      Never happens

    Correct Answer
    C. Solar Eclipse
    Explanation
    A solar eclipse is when the moon goes between the Earth and the Sun, and its shadow hits the Earth. If you're in that shadow, you see the eclipse.

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  • 15. 

    A                                is when the moon is in the Earth's shadow so the moon is eclipsed by the Earth.

    • A.

      Rotating axis

    • B.

      Orbiting Earth

    • C.

      Solar Eclipse

    • D.

      Lunar Eclipse

    Correct Answer
    D. Lunar Eclipse
    Explanation
    A lunar eclipse is when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon. When the moon (Luna) is in the Earth's shadow it is not visible, so the moon is eclipsed by the Earth.

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