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What do all of the inner planets have in common?
a) they are large and gaseous
b) they are small and have rocky surfaces
c) they have the same period of rotation
d) they have the same period of revolution

Which correctly identifies the order of the planets?
a) Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus
b) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn
c) Mercury, Earth, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
d) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

What do Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have in common?
a) they have rocky surfaces
b) they are gaseous planets
c) they appear to be similar to Earth
d) they appear to be made of rock and ice

Which object does NOT shine as a result of reflected light?
a) comet
b) moon
c) planet
d) star

Which planet is similar to Earth in mass and diameter?
a) Mars
b) Neptune
c) Uranus
d) Venus

Why does Polaris (the North Star) appear to not move in the night sky?
a) it is directly above the Earth's equator
b) t is the farthest visible star from the Earth
c) it is directly above the Earth's rotational axis
d) it is revolving around the sun in an orbit similar to the Earth's

Which phase of the moon occurs between first quarter and full moon?
a) waning crescent
b) waning gibbous
c) waxing crescent
d) waxing gibbous

Which phase is the moon in during a solar eclipse?
a) new moon
b) full moon
c) first quarter
d) third quarter

When do eclipses occur?
a) when Earth, moon and sun are in a straight line
b) when Earth, moon, and sun form a right angle
c) when Earth is directly above the sun
d) when Earth is directly below the sun

Why does the same side of the moon always face Earth?
a) the moon rotates and revolves at the same rate
b) the earth's gravity attracts one side of the moon
c) the moon has less mass than the earth
d) the gravity on the moon is less than on the earth

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