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What is the bright streak of light caused by small bodies burning up in the atmosphere?
a) meteorite
b) meteor
c) asteroid
d) comet

What are a group of very large planets that are composed mainly of gases called?
a) inner planets
b) gas giants
c) terrestrial planets
d) outer solar system

What is a unit of measurement based on the average distance between Earth and the Sun?
a) light minutes
b) astronomical units
c) light hours
d) kilometers

Between the orbits of what two planets is the asteroid belt located?
a) Mars and Jupiter
b) Jupiter and Saturn
c) Earth and Mars
d) Saturn and Neptune

Beyond what orbit of what planet are the comets of the Kuiper Belt found?
a) Jupiter
b) Mars
c) Saturn
d) Neptune

If you were traveling from the sun to another galaxy, in which order would you pass the objects in the solar system?
a) inner planets, asteroid belt, outer planets, Kuiper Belt, Pluto, Oort Cloud
b) inner planets, Kuiper Belt, outer planets, asteroid belt, Pluto, Oort Cloud
c) inner planets, Oort Cloud, outer planets, asteroid belt, Pluto, Kuiper Belt
d) inner planets, asteroid belt, Kuiper belt, outer planets, Pluto, Oort Cloud

Which tail of the comet always faces away from the sun because it gets blown away from the sun by the solar winds?
a) Dust
b) Ice
c) Ion
d) interplanetary

Which of the following in NOT a type of meteorite?
a) stony
b) rocky-iron
c) stony-iron
d) metallic

What is the main difference between an asteroid and a meteoroid?
a) The size of the body
b) the shape of their orbits
c) their effect on earth
d) their density

What is the correct order of the planets in our solar system?
a) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus
b) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
c) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, Neptune
d) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

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