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A hot ball of gas in outer space that creates its own energy is called a
a) star
b) comet
c) planet
d) black hole

How far is the Sun from Earth?
a) 1 AU
b) 10 AU
c) 1 light-year
d) 5 light-years

How many Earths could fit inside the Sun?
a) 100
b) 1,000
c) 100,000
d) 1,000,000

What do scientists study to figure out how long it takes the Sun to make one rotation on its axis?
a) flares
b) auroras
c) sunspots
d) prominences

The Sun's hottest region, in which the Sun's energy is produced, is called the ______________.
a) core
b) corona
c) photosphere
d) chromosphere

The Sun is about ___________________years.
a) 6,000
b) 270,000
c) 25,000,000
d) 4,600,000,000

The Sun makes its own energy through a process called_________________.
a) Radiation
b) Combustion
c) Nuclear fusion
d) Nuclear fission

The Sun is primarily made up of ________________ and _____________________.
a) Silicon; carbon
b) Helium; silicon
c) Hydrogen; helium
d) Hydrogen; carbon

The Sun is classified as a ___________________star.
a) Giant
b) Dwarf
c) Neutron
d) Supergiant

The nearest star to Earth is ________________.
a) Rigel
b) The Sun
c) Betelgeuse
d) Proxima Centauri

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