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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Solar System Questions

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Grade 8 :: Planetary Motion by kelebutler
Planets that are close to the sun
  1. move through the asteroid belt
  2. orbit faster than the outer planets
  3. orbit slower than the outer planets
  4. move closer and closer to the sun
Grade 8 :: Inner Planets by midnightmercurie
Earth is the only planet in the solar system that has
  1. clouds
  2. a core
  3. oceans of water
  4. an atmosphere
Grade 8 :: Planetary Motion by LBeth
Which statement best describes tides experienced on Earth when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are positioned as shown in the diagram?
Spring Tide
  1. maximum high tides, minimum low tides
  2. maximum high tides, maximum low tides
  3. minimum high tides, maximum low tides
  4. minimum high tides, minimum low tides
Grade 8 :: Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets by midnightmercurie
Meteoroids usually come from
  1. solar winds
  2. comets or asteroids
  3. debris from other planets
  4. beyond the solar system
Grade 8 :: Sun by midnightmercurie
The sun is located in a galaxy called
  1. Andromeda
  2. Milky Way
  3. Sagitarrius
  4. Orion
Grade 8 :: Outer Planets by midnightmercurie
Saturn's rings are made up mostly of
  1. volcanic dust particles
  2. nitrogen and helium
  3. chunks of ice and rock
  4. ice and water vapor
Grade 8 :: Inner Planets by midnightmercurie
Which one of the following is a terrestrial planet?
  1. Saturn
  2. Uranus
  3. Mars
  4. Jupiter
Grade 8 :: Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets by midnightmercurie
When a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere, it produces a streak of light called a(n)
  1. meteor
  2. comet
  3. meteorite
  4. asteroid
Grade 8 :: Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets by cecola4
Where is the asteroid belt located?
  1. between Venus and Earth
  2. between Earth and Mars
  3. between Mars and Jupiter
  4. between Jupiter and Saturn
Grade 8 :: Sun by midnightmercurie
Our solar system contains:
  1. One older, dimmer star, and one younger, brighter star
  2. Three stars
  3. Several stars spread across space
  4. One average star
Grade 8 :: Outer Planets by cecola4
Like Earth's, the atmosphere on Titan is composed mainly of what?
  1. oxygen
  2. hydrogen
  3. nitrogen
  4. methane
Grade 8 :: Sun by midnightmercurie
What stage of stellar evolution is the sun experiencing at this time?
  1. giant
  2. white dwarf
  3. protostar
  4. main-sequence
Grade 8 :: Inner Planets by cecola4
Which one of the following objects is not volcanically active?
  1. Earth
  2. Io
  3. Enceladus
  4. Mars
Grade 8 :: Inner Planets by cecola4
Why is Mercury only really visible at sunrise or sunset?
  1. since its so close to the Sun, Mercury is hidden by the Sun's glare.
  2. Mercury is hidden by Venus' path.
  3. because it is red, its impossible to see through Earth's atmosphere
  4. since it's the brightest object in the night sky
Grade 8 :: Inner Planets by cecola4
What is the main composition of the Martian polar ice cap?
  1. water
  2. ice
  3. frozen carbon dioxide
  4. methane
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