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The region of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter is the
a) asteroid belt
b) milky way
c) big dipper
d) planet cloud

_________ are loose collections of ice, dust, and small rocky particles.
a) meteors
b) moons
c) comets
d) polar ice caps

Which set of planets are in the correct order?
a) Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Earth Uranus, Neptune
b) Mercury Venus, Saturn, Mars, Earth, Uranus, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune
c) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
d) Venus, Mercury, Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus

A meteoroid that hits Earth’s surface is called a(n) ____________________.
a) comet
b) meteorite
c) shooting star
d) crater

The _________________________ consists of the sun, eight planets and their moons, and several kinds of smaller objects.
a) solar system
b) core
c) milky way
d) asteroid belt

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a(n) _________________________ larger than Earth.
a) sun spot
b) moon
c) storm
d) birth mark

What do all of the inner planets have in common?
a) They all have rings.
b) They all have abundant liquid water.
c) They all have many moons.
d) They all are small and have rocky surfaces.

Most ancient astronomers thought that all celestial objects revolved around
a) sun
b) Earth
c) each other
d) stars

What do the four outer planets have in common?
a) They are much larger than Earth and are made mainly of hydrogen and helium.
b) They are about the same size as Earth and are made mainly of hydrogen and helium.
c) They are much larger than Earth and are made mainly of iron.
d) They are about the same size as Earth and are made mainly of iron.

The solar wind is a stream of electrically charged particles that extend outward from the sun’s ________.
a) chromosphere.
b) photosphere
c) corona
d) core

What layer are you looking at when you look at an image of the sun?
a) photosphere
b) chromosphere
c) corona
d) prominence

One _______ _______ equals the average distance between Earth and the sun, about 150,000,000 kilometers.
a) astronomical unit
b) solar system
c) dwarf planet
d) astronomy mile

Small asteroid-like bodies that became the building blocks for the planets
a) planetesimals
b) comets
c) meteoroids
d) open clusters

In a heliocentric system, Earth revolves around
a) Mars
b) the stars
c) the moon
d) the sun

The fact the each planet's orbit is an ellipse was discovered by
a) Copernicus
b) Kepler
c) Galileo
d) Brahe

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