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Grade 4 Outer Planets
What two planets have visible rings around them?
  1. Saturn and Mercury
  2. Saturn and Mars
  3. Saturn and Uranus
  4. Saturn and Earth
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
How many days does it take for Earth to make one revolution around the Sun?
  1. 31 days
  2. 1 day
  3. 250 days
  4. 365 days
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The Sun rotates around Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Inner Planets
Venus is an outer planet.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteor?
  1. a planet
  2. the Moon
  3. the Sun
  4. a piece of rock burning as it enters Earth's atmosphere
Grade 4 Stars
A large object that orbits a star is a               .
  1. star
  2. comet
  3. planet
  4. galaxy
Grade 4 The Moon
The Moon                 the Sun's light.
  1. hides
  2. reflects
  3. loses
Grade 4 Inner Planets
Earth is the largest planet in our solar system.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 The Moon
About how long does it take the Moon to complete a full lunar cycle?
  1. a year
  2. a month
  3. a week
  4. a day
Grade 4 Outer Planets
Object "I" on the solar system diagram represents which planet?
Solar System
  1. Neptune
  2. Uranus
  3. Saturn
  4. Jupiter
Grade 4 Outer Planets
Which of the following are NOT gas planets?
  1. Earth
  2. Jupiter
  3. Neptune
  4. Mercury
  5. Saturn
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What causes the Sun to rise and set every day?
  1. the orbit of Earth
  2. the rotation of Earth
  3. the revolution of Earth
  4. the apparent movement of Earth
Grade 4 Sun
Which of the following objects is capable of producing its own natural light?
  1. the Sun
  2. our Moon
  3. Earth
  4. a planet
Grade 4 The Moon
It takes the Moon about one month to orbit around Earth. This causes the Moon to appear as different shapes in the night sky. These shapes are called the                 of the Moon.
  1. changes
  2. phases
  3. crescents
  4. views
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What does Earth rotate around?
  1. axis
  2. line
  3. segment
  4. ruler
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which statement below is correct?
  1. Earth revolves around the Sun and the Moon.
  2. Earth and the Moon revolve around the Sun.
  3. The Moon revolves around the Sun, but Earth does not.
  4. The Sun revolves around Earth and the Moon.
Grade 4 Outer Planets
What are the gas giants?
  1. four of the inner planets
  2. four of the outer planets
  3. comets
  4. the Sun and Alpha Centauri
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which way does Earth rotate?
  1. clockwise
  2. counterclockwise
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which motion causes Earth to have day and night?
  1. Earth rotates on its axis.
  2. The Moon blocks the Sun at night.
  3. The revolution of Earth around the Sun.
  4. The Sun orbiting Earth.
Grade 4 The Moon
The Moon has no gravity.
  1. True
  2. False
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