Solar System Test Prep Part 1: 20 Questions Question Preview (ID: 31224)


What is the primary cause of tides
a) the gravitational pull of the moon
b) the sun
c) Earth's revolution
d) magnetism

How much time is approximately between each high tide?
a) 12 hours
b) 6 hours
c) 24 hours
d) 48 hours

During which time of day would a solar eclipse occur?
a) day
b) night
c) 9 pm
d) 11:37 pm

The days on which daytime and nighttime are equal
a) equinox
b) solstice
c) gravity
d) asteroid

The pull of an object based on its size and the distance it is from another object
a) gravity
b) a galaxy
c) a moon
d) asteroid

What is one reason why points on the Equator experience a smaller change of seasons than other places on Earth?
a) The Equator receives more direct light over the course of the year than other areas
b) The sunlight that hits the Equator is warmer than the light that hits other areas
c) Earth’s tilt causes the Equator to stay relatively cold all year
d) The atmosphere directly above the Equator is thinner

An astronomer records the moon’s phases each night for a week. It changes from a new moon to a first quarter moon. Which term best describes the moon’s phases?
a) waxing
b) waning
c) Full
d) eclipsing

What is the period of time between full moons called?
a) lunar month
b) sidereal month
c) lunar eclipse
d) asteroid

Which of the following is most affected by the Moon?
a) tides
b) day and night
c) seasons
d) a year

A phenomenon where the Sun’s light is blocked by the Moon
a) a solar eclipse
b) a lunar eclipse
c) gravity
d) meteor

Which of the following must be true about a planet?
a) Must orbit a star
b) Must be able to support life
c) Must have moons orbiting it
d) Must have a solid core

One ____________ around the Sun depends on how far the planet is from the Sun.
a) rotation
b) day
c) sidereal month
d) revolution

Which of the following would not occur if Earth was not tilted on its axis?
a) seasons
b) tides
c) eclipses
d) tides

What is the most massive object in our Solar System?
a) the Sun
b) Jupiter
c) Earth
d) Pluto

Which of the planets below are terrestrial planets?
a) Mercury
b) Jupiter
c) Saturn
d) Uranus

The phase in which the entire face of the moon is visible in the sky
a) full moon
b) new moon
c) 1st quarter moon
d) 3rd quarter moon

What is the difference between a “meteor” and a “meteorite”?
a) A meteor is dangerous and a meteorite is not
b) A meteor is made of rock and a meteorite is made of gas
c) A meteor is traveling through Earth’s surface and a meteorite has already impacted Earth
d) A meteorite is always larger than a meteor

Which of the following is not a requirement for being a planet?
a) Must be made out of rock or ice
b) Must be spherical
c) Must be able to clear its orbit
d) Must orbit a star

What is found in the center of our Solar System?
a) The Earth
b) The Sun
c) A galaxy
d) A comet

Which day of the year would have the longest daytime?
a) Summer Solstice
b) Spring Equinox
c) Autumn Equinox
d) Winter Solstice

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