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Astronomy Quiz - Our Solar System
1. The nearest star to the earth is:
A the Southern Cross
B the sun
C Orion's Belt
2. The first four planets in order from the sun are:
A Mercury, Earth, Neptune, Mars
B Earth, Saturn, Venus, Mars
C Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
3. The path of a planet around the sun is called its:
A rotation
B zenith
C orbit
4. Three heavenly bodies that do not make their own light are:
A planets, moons and comets
B planets, stars and moons
C stars, moons and suns
5. The time of revolution of the earth is about:
A 1 hour
B 1 day
C 1 year
6. The time of rotation of the earth is approximately:
A 1 year
B 24 hours
C 1 light year
7. All planets except Venus and Uranus rotate:
A up and down
B clockwise
C anti-clockwise
8. The air around a planet is its:
A atmosphere
B oxygen
C water vapour
9. The gravity of a planet compared with the gravity of the sun is much:
Aless
Bmore
Cthe same
10. The 'red' planet named after the Roman god of war is:
AMars
BVenus
CJupiter
11. The largest planet in our solar system is:
AEarth
BMars
CJupiter
12. The planet which has the fastest revolution time is:
AEarth
BMercury
CSaturn
13. The 'blue' planet with the most water is:
APluto
BNeptune
CEarth
14. Which planet has a revolution time that is shorter than its rotation time?
APluto
BVenus
CEarth
15. Which planet has a red spot?:
AJupiter
BSaturn
CMars

 

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