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Celestial Bodies of Our Solar System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was Pluto ultimately reclassified as a dwarf planet?

Question 2 2. How many dwarf planets do astronomers believe they will find in the solar system in the future?

Question 3 3. Which dwarf planet does not reside in the Kuiper belt?

Question 4 4. What is the IAU's definition of a dwarf planet?

Question 5 5. Which planet is known as the blue planet (other than Earth, which is also sometimes called the blue planet)?

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Question 6 6. Which former planet is now considered to be a dwarf planet?

Question 7 7. Which planet is tipped on its side and spins nearly horizontally?

Question 8 8. Which planet is known for its rings?

Question 9 9. Which answer choice accurately describes the capture and condensation theories about the origin of the Moon?

Question 10 10. Which theory states that the Earth and the Moon formed at the same time from the nebula?

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Question 11 11. The theory about the formation of the Moon that most scientists currently believe is _____ theory.

Question 12 12. Which one of the following theories proposes that the Moon was formed from part of the Earth?

Question 13 13. Following the new moon, the moon enters the:

Question 14 14. The phase of the moon directly opposite the sun is the:

Question 15 15. This is the phase of the moon that follow the waxing crescent:

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Question 16 16. The phase right before the new moon is the:

Question 17 17. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 18 18. Spring tides occur because of:

Question 19 19. These are unusually weak ocean tides at first or third quarter moon:

Question 20 20. The difference in the strength of gravity between two points on a body is a:

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Question 21 21. How much of the moon is lit up by the sun at any given time?

Question 22 22. Which of the following orbital descriptions is correct?

Question 23 23. What is the wobbling of the earth like a spinning top called?

Question 24 24. Why is the solar wind not dangerous to us?

Question 25 25. Which of the inner planets is the hottest?

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Question 26 26. Which of the inner planets rotates backwards?

Question 27 27. What are the planets in order from the sun?

Question 28 28. Which of the planets has a large satellite?

Question 29 29. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

Question 30 30. What are the four outer planets in order from the sun?

Celestial Bodies of Our Solar System Chapter Exam Instructions

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