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Which planet's atmosphere is very thin; therefore, it is basically classified as having no atmosphere?
a) Mercury
b) Venus
c) Earth
d) Mars

What is the path that a planet, moon, comet, or asteroid takes as they travel around the sun?
a) Revolution
b) Rotation
c) Highway
d) All of these

WHich planet is known for its rings?
a) Mercury
b) Venus
c) Neptune
d) Saturn

Which of the following would NOT be classified as a terrestrial planet?
a) Mercury
b) Venus
c) Jupiter
d) Mars

Between what two planets can the asteroid belt be found?
a) Mars and Jupiter
b) Mercury and Jupiter
c) Venus and Mars
d) Mars and Earth

Which planet/s are known for having atmospheric storms?
a) Mercury and Mars
b) Earth and Venus
c) Jupiter and Neptune
d) Uranus

Which of the following makes contact with a planet or moon's surface?
a) Asteroid
b) Meteorite
c) Meteor
d) Comet

What is the shape in which planets or other celestial objects orbit the sun?
a) Circular
b) Round
c) Elliptical
d) Narrow

The tail of a comet always points_____ from the sun.
a) away
b) toward
c) parallel
d) downward

Terrestrial planets have a _____ surface.
a) Gas
b) Rocky

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