5th Grade Universe Chapter 8 Test Review Question Preview (ID: 35072)


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A natural satellite that orbits a planet is a
a) comet
b) moon
c) crater
d) probe

A large object that orbits a star but does not give off its own light is a(n) _______
a) planet
b) moon
c) satellite
d) asteroid

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have surfaces made of
a) rock
b) clouds
c) gas
d) soil

The closest planet to the sun is ___________
a) Venus
b) Jupiter
c) Neptune
d) Mercury

There are ______ planets in the solar system.
a) 6
b) 7
c) 8
d) 9

The outside part or top layer of something
a) surface
b) base
c) summit
d) interior

THe study of stars, planets, and other matter outside of the Earth's atmosphere.
a) biology
b) geology
c) astronomy
d) chemistry

A force of attraction between two objects
a) inertia
b) gravity
c) mass
d) density

One complete spin of the earth on its axis.
a) rotation
b) revolution
c) one year
d) tilt

Earth's complete trip around the sun
a) one day
b) rotation
c) axis
d) revolution

The tendency of a moving object to continue to move in a straight line.
a) gravity
b) acceleration
c) inertia
d) density

During an eclipse, this is the area that is NOT completely blocked of light.
a) umbra
b) penumbra
c) new moon
d) full moon

During an eclipse, the area that is completely blocked of light.
a) umbra
b) penumbra
c) new moon
d) full moon

Occurs when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun and casts a shadow on Earth.
a) half moon
b) full moon
c) solar eclipse
d) lunar eclipse

Occurs when the moon moves into the Earth's shadow and the moon is no longer seen.
a) half moon
b) full moon
c) solar eclipse
d) lunar eclipse

The rise and fall of the ocean's surface.
a) tide
b) eclipse
c) waves
d) phases

The appearance and shape of the Moon as you see it at a particular time.
a) eclipse
b) Lunar time
c) phases
d) gravity

Made of frozen gases, ice, dust, and rock
a) star
b) asteroid
c) satellite
d) comet

Which moon phase comes right after a full moon?
a) new moon
b) waning gibbous
c) First quarter moon
d) waxing cresent

What causes the seasons?
a) rotation
b) revolution
c) tilt of the Earth on its axis
d) day and night

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