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How is Saturn different from Earth?
a) Saturn is smaller than Earth.
b) Saturn is closer to the Sun than Earth
c) Earth has a moon, while Saturn does not have any moons.
d) Earth is made mostly of rock, while Saturn is made mostly of gas.

Solar eclipses rarely occur because
a) the moon usually travels directly between Earth and the sun
b) the moon's orbit is tilted in relation to the Earth's orbit.
c) the moon usually travels directly behind Earth.
d) the moon is too close to the Earth.

Which statement describes why the Earth has seasons?
a) Its axis is tilted as it revolves around the sun.
b) The distance changes as it revolves around the sun.
c) The moon revolves around it.
d) The sun's axis is tilted.

Juan's class is studying the Solar System. What causes the planets to orbit the sun rather that drift off into space?
a) momentum
b) the force of gravity
c) the force of magnetism
d) heat energy from the Sun

Brandon was learning about an object in the Solar System that is made of frozen gases and solid rock. Which of these objects was he learning about?
a) a star
b) a comet
c) a meteor
d) an asteroid

Many scientists used to accept the model that all objects in the universe revolved around the Sun. What did they learn that made them change this model?
a) Stars do not revolve around the Sun
b) Planets do not revolve around the Sun
c) Comets do not revolve around the Sun
d) Asteroids do not revolve around the Sun

Students at Claxton Middle School recorded the Sun's location in the sky every day at noon during September and February. Which of these MOST LIKELY describes what they observed?
a) The size of the Sun changed
b) The color of the Sun changed
c) The force of gravity from the Sun changed.
d) The position of the Sun in the sky changed

Which planet is closer to the Sun than Earth is to the Sun?
a) Jupiter
b) Venus
c) Mars
d) Saturn

If you were to watch the stars all night, they would seem to
a) stay in exactly the same place in the sky
b) move across the sky at night, as the Sun does during the day.
c) go in circles around the point straight up from where you are.
d) move across the sky at night, in opposite direction that the Sun moves during the day

Which is made primarily of pieces of rock or iron that enter Earth's atmosphere?
a) asteroid
b) comets
c) solar flares
d) meteorites

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