Solar System Trivia Facts Quiz! Ultimate Questions

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Solar System Trivia Facts Quiz! Ultimate Questions

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When meteorites or other objects strike the Moon, they create _____________.
    • A. 

      Maria

    • B. 

      Eclipses

    • C. 

      Magnetic Fields

    • D. 

      Impact Basins

  • 2. 
    The Sun and all objects orbiting it make up the solar system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The gas planet with the lowest density and hundreds of thin rings composed of rock and ice is ____________.
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 4. 
    Johannes Kepler discovered that the orbits of the planets are _____________.
    • A. 

      Parabolic

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Elliptical

    • D. 

      Spherical

  • 5. 
    The second planet from the sun that is very hot and has sulfuric acid clouds is __________.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 6. 
    One of the gas giants, _________, has an axis of rotation nearly parallel to the plane of its orbit.
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 7. 
    The two planets with similar mass and size (sometimes called the twin planets) are _______.
    • A. 

      Mercury and Jupiter

    • B. 

      Saturn and Uranus

    • C. 

      Earth and Pluto

    • D. 

      Venus and Earth

  • 8. 
    The planet that averages 150 million km (93,000,000 miles) or one AU, from the Sun is _____.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 9. 
    ______________ is the largest moon in the solar system.
    • A. 

      Callisto

    • B. 

      Ganymede

    • C. 

      Earth's Moon

    • D. 

      Io

  • 10. 
    The largest known volcano in the solar system is an extinct volcano known as Olympus Mons found on the planet ________.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 11. 
    The planet closest to the Sun is __________.
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 12. 
    The planet that appears reddish-yellow due to iron oxide in its rocks is ____________.
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 13. 
    The largest of _____________ moons, Titan, is larger than the planet Mercury
    • A. 

      Neptune's

    • B. 

      Pluto's

    • C. 

      Uranus's

    • D. 

      Saturn's

  • 14. 
    The Great Red Spot, a continuous storm, is located on the planet__________.
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 15. 
    Methane gives ___________ their blue-green color.
    • A. 

      Mars and Earth

    • B. 

      Uranus and Neptune

    • C. 

      Saturn and Jupiter

    • D. 

      Neptune and Venus

  • 16. 
    The solid portion of a comet is called its _____________.
    • A. 

      Coma

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 17. 
    A cloud of gases around the solid portion of a comet is known as the ____________.
    • A. 

      Coma

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 18. 
    A __________ consists of small pieces of dust and rock moving through space.
    • A. 

      Meteorites

    • B. 

      Meteors

    • C. 

      Meteoroids

  • 19. 
    _________ published the Sun-centered model of the solar system in 1543.
    • A. 

      Kepler

    • B. 

      Magellan

    • C. 

      Copernicus

    • D. 

      Galileo

  • 20. 
    When small pieces of rock moving through space enter Earth's atmosphere and completely burn-up they are called __________.
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Meteors

    • C. 

      Meteorites

    • D. 

      Asteroids

  • 21. 
    Pieces of rock that actually strike Earth's surface are called ____________.
    • A. 

      Meteoroids

    • B. 

      Comets

    • C. 

      Meteors

    • D. 

      Meteorites

  • 22. 
    Most asteroids are located in an area between the orbits of __________________.
    • A. 

      Earth and Mars

    • B. 

      Jupiter and Saturn

    • C. 

      Mars and Jupiter

    • D. 

      Mercury and Venus

  • 23. 
    Earth completes a full rotation on its axis once every __________________
    • A. 

      Year

    • B. 

      Month

    • C. 

      Week

    • D. 

      Day

  • 24. 
    In the northern hemisphere, the _________________ occurs on June 21 or 22
    • A. 

      Spring Equinox

    • B. 

      Fall Equinox

    • C. 

      Summer Solstice

    • D. 

      Winter Solstice

  • 25. 
    A ________ occurs when the Moon moves directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow on Earth
    • A. 

      Lunar Eclipse

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      Waxing Gibbous

    • D. 

      Solar Eclipse

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