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The Sun is a star. Why does the Sun appear to be so much bigger and brighter that other stars in the sky?
a) compared to other stars, the sun is the biggest and brightest.
b) the sun is the closest star to earth
c) the suns heat and light make it appear bigger
d) the sun only appears in the daytime

A student used a basketball, peas, and pingpong balls as models to represent the moon, sun, and earth.Which round object would be used to represent the sun?
a) peas
c) ping pong
d) basketball

Which would the peas represent?
a) Earth
b) Solar System
c) Moon
d) Sun

Which planet is nearest to the Sun?
a) Mercury
b) Jupiter
c) Earth
d) Venus

Which planet has the most rings around it?
a) Earth
b) Saturn
c) Jupiter
d) Mercury

One complete REVOLUTION around the sun is the same as
a) 1 day
b) 1 year
c) 1 minute
d) 1 hour

What is the closest star to Earth?
a) Jupiter
b) Earth
c) Sun
d) Comet

Sunspots appear to be darker than the rest of the Sun's surface because they are
a) partially hidden from view
b) made of dark-colored minerals
c) cooler than the rest of the Sun's surface
d) in the shadow of the sun's corona

Which two planets are closest to Earth?
a) Mercury and Saturn
b) Venus and Mars
c) Mercury and Venus
d) Mars and Jupiter

Which planet is the sixth planet from the sun?
a) saturn
b) jupiter
c) mars
d) earth

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