Solar System Quizzes & Trivia

Our local corner of the universe takes up one tiny fraction of one arm of one tiny galaxy among billions of others … but it’s still home, sweet home. Are you an expert on the solar system from the inner planets all the way out to Neptune? Can you separate the terrestrial worlds from the gas giants?

Do you know the Kuiper Belt from the OortCloud … and are you still bummed out about Pluto’s demotion? Can you name the two planets that rotate in the reverse direction from the rest? If you love everything about the little nook of the Milky Way where we make our home, take our trivia quizzes about the solar system and prove your mettle!



Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 5829   |  Last updated: May 14, 2020
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    Which planet receives the most energy from the sun?



Questions: 3  |  Attempts: 4979   |  Last updated: Mar 16, 2020
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    What is the result of the rotation of Earth?



Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 3605   |  Last updated: Mar 16, 2020
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    Which of the following planets is surrounded by thick clouds that trap energy from the sun, making the planet incredibly warm

Please answer the following questions based on your knowledge of astronomy.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 583   |  Last updated: Dec 17, 2019
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    How many stars are their in our solar system?

What Do You Know About Asteroid 2012 Da14? This asteroid passed near the earth, and a lot of people doubted if the scientist were correct when they said the chances of a new collision were less. Some people even estimated that...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 417   |  Last updated: Nov 8, 2019
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    The diameter of asteroid 2012 DA14 is closest to:

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Solar System Questions & Answers


Which five planets are closets to the sun?
The first five planets closest to the Sun are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter. Mercury is the smallest planet, but it is the closest to the Sun. The second closest is Venus, which is the brightest object in the sky. Then, there is Earth wher
How does the sun generate heat and light?
The correct answer to this question is A, Nuclear fusion. This fusion is a concept of both physics and chemistry. Not only does the Sun use it, but scientists use this fusion in labs all over the world. It can also produce energy. It does so by using
Why is the sun important to our solar system?
All of the answers, A. Grow, heat, health, etc., B. All of the planets revolve around it, and C. You could have other answers (don t worry if it says you are wrong and you know that is a way that the sun is important to our solar system are correct.
Which of the following can be described as burning rock or dust in Earth's atmosphere?
The correct answer to this question is C. A meteor is defined as a chunk of burning rock or dust that is traveling through Earth's atmosphere. This rock or dust may have originally broken off from a comet or an asteroid. This burning rock or dust oft
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