Solar System Questions! Earth Science Trivia Quiz

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Solar System Questions! Earth Science Trivia Quiz

The solar system developed 4. 6 billion years ago. The solar system is the sun's gravitationally bound system and the objects that orbit it, either precisely or implicitly. The largest in the solar system are the eight planets, with the rest being smaller objects. If you would like to discover further about the solar system, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Sun is a giant ball of exploding gas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The chromosphere of the sun is composed of solid hydrogen and helium.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Venus could support human life because of its atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Mars is known as the Red Planet due to the abundance of iron-oxide on the planet's surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    It takes the Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun one time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In a solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sun and prevents its light from reaching Earth, while a lunar eclipse happens when the moon is in the Earth’s shadow, preventing the moon from reflecting the Sun’s light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Two factors that contribute to Jupiter’s stormy atmosphere are its distance from the sun and the lack of pressure on the planet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Saturn’s rings are made up of a variety of gases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The presence of methane gas in the atmosphere of Uranus gives the planet it’s blue-green appearance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Neptune is a rocky planet with a lot of cobalt in the rock to give it its blue appearance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Some comets orbit the sun, some orbit other planets or stars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    All meteorites completely burn in our atmosphere before hitting the surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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