Eight Planets Review-Classwork
  • 1. What is at the center of our solar system?
A) a black hole
B) Earth
C) the sun
D) a galaxy
  • 2. The group of planets closest to the sun are called the --
A) inner planets
B) outer planets
C) milky way planets
D) small planets
  • 3. Which list names the four planets closest to the sun, starting at the sun and moving outward?
A) Venus, Mercury, Earth, Mars
B) Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury
C) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
D) Earth, Venus, Mercury, Mars
  • 4. Which word best describes the surfaces of the four planets closest to the sun?
A) liquid
B) frozen
C) gassy
D) rocky
  • 5. Another name for the four planets closest to the sun is the _____ planets.
A) gas giants
B) solid
C) outer
D) terrestrial
  • 6. Which planet is known as "the red planet"?
A) Mars
B) Uranus
C) Venus
D) Neptune
  • 7. Which planet is the hottest planet?
A) Jupiter
B) Venus
C) Mercury
D) Earth
  • 8. Which planet is the only one in our solar system with lakes and oceans of liquid water?
A) Earth
B) Venus
C) Neptune
D) Mercury
  • 9. Which planet is closest to the sun?
A) Earth
B) Mars
C) Mercury
D) Venus
  • 10. What divides the eight planets in our solar system into two groups?
A) stars
B) Asteroid Belt
C) Milky Way
D) a black hole
  • 11. What is the name for the four planets furthest from the sun?
A) outer planets
B) terrestrial planets
C) inner planets
D) rocky planets
  • 12. Which list names the four planets furthest from the sun, starting at the sun and moving outward?
A) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
B) Uranus, Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter
C) Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus
D) Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter
  • 13. Which word best describes the surfaces of the four planets furthest from the sun?
A) rocky
B) melted
C) gassy
D) liquid
  • 14. Because of what they are made of, and because of their size, the four planets furthest from the sun are also called the --.
A) gas giants
B) rocky planets
C) terrestrial planets
D) moonless planets
  • 15. Which planet has hundreds of rings?
A) Saturn
B) Uranus
C) Jupiter
D) Neptune
  • 16. Which planet is the largest planet?
A) Uranus
B) Earth
C) Venus
D) Jupiter
  • 17. Which planet rotates on its side?
A) Uranus
B) Jupiter
C) Earth
D) Neptune
  • 18. Which planet is furthest from the sun?
A) Mercury
B) Neptune
C) Earth
D) Jupiter
  • 19. Which planet has a huge storm called the Great Red Spot?
A) Saturn
B) Neptune
C) Jupiter
D) Mars
  • 20. Starting at the Asteroid Belt and moving out toward space, the planets do what?
A) increase in size
B) decrease in size
C) become warmer
D) change from sphere-shaped to oval-shaped
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