Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars


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What are the planets in order from the sun?

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1. Which of the inner planets is the hottest?

2. Which of the planets has a large satellite?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The first four planets of our solar system have many unique features to them, and this quiz will have you match some of these features to the planet that fits them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This planetary quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the first four planets in order from the sun
  • Remember which of those four planets is the hottest
  • Understand which of the given planets has a large satellite
  • Recollect which planet has a backwards rotation
  • Determine which of the options given is the smallest planet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the lesson on the first four planets
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained regarding Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions about some of the features of these planets

Additional Learning

Still want to know more? The lesson called Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars covers the following objectives:

  • Distinguish between inner and outer planets
  • Explain the origins of the planets' names
  • Examine the temperature of Mercury, Venus, and Mars
  • Compare the lengths of the days on each planet