Aspects of Our Solar System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Asteroids are the main components of the asteroid belt. What is the best definition of an asteroid?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the name given to a meteor that contains a mix of silicate minerals and alloys like kamacite and taenite?

Question 3 3. How are meteorites classified?

Question 4 4. Saturn is how many times larger than Earth?

Question 5 5. In which layer of the sun is energy created by a fusion reaction?

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Question 6 6. How many spacecrafts have visited Mercury?

Question 7 7. Ganymede is a moon that orbits:

Question 8 8. What is thought to be the primary constituent of Charon's surface?

Question 9 9. The tilt of Uranus' axis is what?

Question 10 10. The surface in the southern hemisphere of Enceladus is being renewed by what tectonic activity?

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Question 11 11. Why isn't the surface of Venus visible?

Question 12 12. Approximately how many Earths could fit inside the planet Jupiter?

Question 13 13. How old is the moon in comparison to the Earth?

Question 14 14. What is the approximate diameter of Pluto?

Question 15 15. What is the most abundant gas in Callisto's atmosphere?

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Question 16 16. Which planet has a moon named Titan?

Question 17 17. How tall is Olympus Mons above its surrounding plains?

Question 18 18. Where does Mars get its name?

Question 19 19. Pluto is designated as what?

Question 20 20. Which of the following describe ways that the asteroid belt will be important to humans in the future?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is the name for a small rock while it is falling through the Earth's atmosphere?

Question 22 22. What percent of meteorites are classified as stony-iron?

Question 23 23. Who first saw the rings of Saturn through a telescope but did not understand what they were?

Question 24 24. What are sunspots?

Question 25 25. What is apparent retrograde motion?

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Question 26 26. Ganymede is one of the four ____ moons, so called because it was discovered by ________ in ____.

Question 27 27. What is Pluto's current planetary category?

Question 28 28. The orbit of Uranus is _____ years.

Question 29 29. Enceladus is a moon of which panet?

Question 30 30. Why is Venus called Earth's twin?

Aspects of Our Solar System Chapter Exam Instructions

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