Spsd General Science 2010 - P5 The Solar System

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SPSD P5 GENERAL SCIENCE 2010ONLINE TEST - The Solar SystemINSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES1. Do not spend too much time on this Online Test. 2. Choose the correct option (A, B, C, D or E) by clicking on the corresponding radio button. 3. For short answer questions, type out the closest answer as possible in the blanks. 3. Attempt all 20 questions in this test. 4. This test may be taken into consideration for grading as part of your CA1 (2010) marks. Allocation Time: 25 minutes Setter: Jonathan Peh


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain why the Earth can be seen from the space by Astronauts. (2 marks)
    • A. 

      The Earth gives out its own light.

    • B. 

      The Earth's crust which produces heat and light energy allows itself to be visible in space.

    • C. 

      The Earth refracted light from the Sun to the Astronauts' eyes.

    • D. 

      The Earth reflected light from the closest star to itself to the Astronauts' eyes.

    • E. 

      The Earth reflected light from all the planets to the Astronauts' eyes.

  • 2. 
    Water covers __________ of the Earth's surface. (2 marks)
    • A. 

      3/4

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      6/7

    • D. 

      1/3

    • E. 

      1/4

  • 3. 
    The Earth rotates _________________.(2 marks)
    • A. 

      About its own axis sometimes.

    • B. 

      About its own axis all the time.

    • C. 

      In circles all the time.

    • D. 

      In circles sometimes.

    • E. 

      Randomly

  • 4. 
    The Earth takes __________ to make one complete rotation.(2 marks)
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      26 hours

    • C. 

      12 hours

    • D. 

      11 hours

    • E. 

      22 hours

  • 5. 
    The Earth takes ____________ to make one revolution around the Sun.(2 marks)
    • A. 

      About 265 days

    • B. 

      About 300 days

    • C. 

      About 600 days

    • D. 

      About 452 days

    • E. 

      About 365 days

  • 6. 
    What is a planet? (2 marks)
    • A. 

      A rock that revolves around a star

    • B. 

      A tiny object that revolves around a star

    • C. 

      A gigantic object that revolves around a star

    • D. 

      A rock that rotates around a star

    • E. 

      A gigantic object that rotates around a star

  • 7. 
    The Moon revolves around the ______________.(2 marks)
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Earth

    • E. 

      Venus

  • 8. 
    The Moon is the _______________. (2 marks)
    • A. 

      Earth's natural satellite

    • B. 

      Earth's satellite

    • C. 

      Earth's man-made satellite

    • D. 

      Earth's display purposes for night scenery

    • E. 

      Earth's substitute

  • 9. 
    The picture above shows a __________.(2 marks)
    • A. 

      Crescent moon

    • B. 

      Full moon

    • C. 

      Half moon

    • D. 

      New moon

    • E. 

      Gibbous moon

  • 10. 
    It takes about ______________ for the Moon to go around the Earth once. (2 marks)
    • A. 

      25 days

    • B. 

      14 days

    • C. 

      28 days

    • D. 

      23 days

    • E. 

      33 days

  • 11. 
    The changes in the Moon's appearance are known as its ____________.(2 marks)
    • A. 

      Cycles

    • B. 

      Phases

    • C. 

      Patterns

    • D. 

      States

    • E. 

      Periods

  • 12. 
    Which planet has the largest mass in the Solar System?(2 marks)
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Sun

    • E. 

      Earth

  • 13. 
    How many planets are there in the Solar System if there is an exclusion count of pluto?(2 marks)
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      6

  • 14. 
    Why are Man-made satellites important?(i) Communication purposes(ii) Space Exploration(iii) Observations of the Earth(iv) Weather Forecasting  (2 marks)
    • A. 

      (iv) only

    • B. 

      (i) and (iv) only

    • C. 

      (i), (iii) and (iv) only

    • D. 

      (ii), (iii) and (iv) only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Look at the picture below. What is the purpose of this huge device?(2 marks)
    • A. 

      To send information in the form of radio signals to a communication satellite in space

    • B. 

      To gather information to all household devices through internet

    • C. 

      To make wireless communications

    • D. 

      For tourist attractions

    • E. 

      To connect a radio station

  • 16. 
    Patty is 12 years old. How many times has the Earth moved around the Sun since the day he was born?(2 marks)
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      28

    • E. 

      365

  • 17. 
    The experience of day and night cycle is due to the _____________________ that makes the Sun appear to move across the sky. (2 marks)
  • 18. 
    Look at the picture below.There are lines in between each planet. State the name for this line. (2 marks)
  • 19. 
    How many rotations about its axis would the Earth have made from Muthu's 12th birthday to his 14th birthday?(2 marks)
  • 20. 
    How many revolutions around the Sun would the Earth have made in a decade?(2 marks)