Practice questions for the Solar System final test

Question Answer
Which planet is the largest in our Solar System? Jupiter
Which is the closest planet to the Sun? Mercury
Which planet is the second planet closest to the Sun? Venus
Which planet is the third planet from the Sun? Earth
Which planet is the fourth planet from the Sun? Mars
Which is the fifth planet from the Sun? Jupiter
Which is the sixth planet from the Sun? Saturn
Which planet is the seventh planet from the Sun? Uranus
Which planet is the eighth planet from the Sun? Neptune
Which 4 planets are terrestrial planets? Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
Which terrestrial planet has only one moon? Earth
Which planet is known as the Red Planet? Mars
Which 2 dwarf planets can be found in the Kuiper Belt? Pluto and Eris
Which dwarf planet can be found in the Asteroid Belt? Ceres
What is found in the center of the Solar System? The Sun
Which planet rotates side ways as it revolves around the Sun? Uranus
Which planet has the most rings? Saturn
Between which 2 planets can you find the Asteroid Belt? Mars and Jupiter
What is the largest object in our Solar System? The Sun
What does the rotation of Earth on its axis cause? Day and Night
If the Northern Hemisphere of Earth is tilted away from the Sun, which season is it experiencing? winter
About how much of Earth is covered in water? about three-fourths or about 75%
How long does it take Earth to rotate on its axis one time? 1 day or 24 hours
What is an orbit? the path one object takes around another object in space
What makes up our Solar System? the Sun and all the objects in space that revolve around the Sun
What is caused by Earth's tilt on its axis as it orbits the Sun? seasons
Why is Pluto no longer considered a real planet? It has not cleared its path as it orbits around the Sun.
Which astronaut landed on the moon in 1974 and hit golf balls while he was there? Alan Shepard
Who was the first American woman in 1983 to orbit Earth? Sally Ride
Who was the first American to walk on the moon? Neil Armstrong
Who was the first American to orbit Earth and also went back into space to help research the study of weightlessness on older people? John Glenn
Which space project was sent to study Pluto? New Horizon
Which space project took 15 nations working together to build? The International Space Station
Which space telescope was launched in 1990 into space and is still in operation today? The Hubble Space Telescope
Which 4 planets are gas planets? Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

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