Solar System Test Prep Part 2: 11 Questions Question Preview (ID: 31227)

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If the Northern Hemisphere is experiencing summer what season would the Southern Hemisphere be experiencing
a) Winter
b) Spring
c) Summer
d) Fall

What is the largest planet in our solar system?
a) Jupiter
b) Mercury
c) Earth
d) Pluto

Why was Pluto demoted to a dwarf planet?
a) Pluto was unable to clear out the path of its orbit
b) Pluto turned out to be a moon rather than a planet
c) Pluto did not revolve around the sun
d) Pluto is shaped more like an asteroid than a planet

Which planet has the shortest revolution?
a) Mercury
b) Jupiter
c) Earth
d) Mars

About how long ago did the Sun's life begin?
a) 4.5 billion years ago
b) 200 million years ago
c) 2 billion years ago
d) 200 years ago

Which planet in our solar system is the hottest?
a) Venus
b) Mercury
c) Mars
d) Earth

Which best describes our moon?
a) a natural satelite
b) a sun
c) a meteor
d) an asteroid

Small rocky bodies that orbit the SUN are called:
a) asteroids
b) planets
c) moons
d) meteoroites

Which is true of BOTH the moon and the Earth?
a) both are the same age
b) both have oxygen present in their atmosphere
c) both have equal gravity
d) both have an atmosphere

We have the highest high tides during ____________
a) Spring Tides
b) Neap Tides
c) meteor showers
d) a leap year

What takes one year to occur?
a) The Earth’s revolution around the sun
b) The Earth’s rotation around the sun
c) The moon’s revolution around the Earth
d) The Sun’s revolution around the Earth

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