6th Grade FINAL EXAM
  • 1. _____________ is the largest terrestrial planet.
A) Earth
B) Jupiter
C) Venus
D) Saturn
  • 2. The most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere is:
A) oxygen
B) argon
C) nitrogen
D) carbon dioxide
  • 3. The largest ocean in the solar system is on Jupiter and made of:
A) oxygen
B) carbon
C) water
D) hydrogen
  • 4. What is the density of water?
A) 5 g/mL
B) .01 g/mL
C) 1 g/mL
D) 10 g/mL
  • 5. It takes Mercury ________ days to orbit the sun.
A) 88
B) 128
C) 28
D) 26.4
  • 6. Due to its size, it is sometimes called Earth's twin:
A) Neptune
B) Venus
C) Uranus
D) Mars
  • 7. This planet is known for appearing so spin sideways:
A) Uranus
B) Jupiter
C) Neptune
D) Saturn
  • 8. A/An _________________ is a large body of air with similiar characteristics such as temperature and humidity.
A) warm front
B) air mass
C) prediction
D) cold front
  • 9. The planet whose mass is close to 300 times that of Earth is:
A) Uranus
B) Jupiter
C) Neptune
D) Saturn
  • 10. What is the shape of our galaxy?
A) elliptical
B) horizontal
C) Spiral
D) circular
  • 11. What is a specific object that has broken off an asteroid and travels through space?
A) meteoroid
B) asterite
C) mereorite
D) comet
  • 12. What type of star is considered cool and small?
A) green dwarf
B) red dwarf
C) blue dwarf
D) white dwarf
  • 13. What is a factor that determines a star's brightness?
A) color
B) gas
C) density
  • 14. What galaxy is closest to our own galaxy?
A) Black Eye Galaxy
B) Andromeda
C) Milkey Way
D) Comet Galaxy
  • 15. Which planet has a thick atmosphere AND a low density?
A) Venus
B) Mars
C) Uranus
D) Earth
  • 16. What is the object that is made up of frozen gas and has a visible tail, pointing away from the sun?
A) comet
B) meteor
C) mereorite
D) asteroid
  • 17. What tool that is sent to investigate deep space and transmit their findings back to Earth?
A) comet
B) rover
C) telescope
D) space probe
  • 18. What object looks like a streak of light in the sky but is a small chunk of rock passing through Earth's atmosphere?
A) meteor
B) asteroid
C) comet
D) planet
  • 19. What is another way planets move in space other than revolve around the sun?
A) fly
B) horizontally
C) sideways
D) Rotate on its axis
  • 20. The sun consists of _________% of the mass in our solar system.
A) 25
B) 99
C) 50
D) 62
  • 21. This needs to be a complete answer for full credit. WHY do the planets orbit the sun?
  • 22. How long does it take light to travel from the sunto the Earth?
A) 8 years
B) 8 seconds
C) 8 minutes
D) 8 hours
  • 23. Earth is found in a region of space called the:
A) habitable
B) fun
C) terrestrial
  • 24. The early astronomer that first observed the moons of Jupiter in 1610 was :
A) Da Vinci
B) Newton
C) Galileo
  • 25. Originally, people thought that the sun revolved around the Earth. This is called:
A) heliocentric
B) geocentric
  • 26. WHAT is an AU. You must have a definition and also include the distance it is.
  • 27. Which two planets have the least moons?
A) Earth and Mercury
B) Mars and Venus
C) Mercury and Neptune
D) Mercury and Venus
  • 28. What tool that is used to observe other galaxies that was put in space on April 24, 1990?
A) Starlink Satellites
C) Hubble Telescope
  • 29. What is the name of galaxy that Mars belongs to?
A) Milky Way
B) Black Eye Galaxy
C) Andromeda
  • 30. What planet has a feature known as the Great Dark Spot?
A) Neptune
B) Saturn
C) Jupiter
  • 31. How does red giant compare to our sun, a red dwarf, and a blue dwarf?
A) it is the biggest
B) it is the farthest
C) Its the brightest
  • 32. What medium yellow star that only seems huge because of its location compared to others?
A) Orion
B) Betelgeuse
C) Our Sun
  • 33. What planet has the hottest in our solar system?
A) Mars
B) Venus
  • 34. Tell me why, in at least two sentences why the hottest planet in our solar system is so hot. You will have to obviously list which one it it.
  • 35. A/an____________ are large bodies of air with similiar characteristics such as temperature and humidity.
A) lightning storm
B) occluded front
C) cold front
D) air mass
  • 36. Air masses are moved aroubd by _____________
A) humidity
B) air masses
C) prevailing winds
D) cold fronts
  • 37. ____________ is the measure of how much water vapor is in the air.
A) humidity
B) weather front
C) meteorology
D) water vapor
  • 38. Areas closer to the _________ are warmer because the sunlight is more direct.
A) north pole
B) ring of fire
C) south pole
D) equator
  • 39. A ____________ happens when eruptions occur when the loops in sunspot regions suddenly connect.
A) Solar flares
B) Convection zone
C) Nuclear fusion
D) Solar wind
  • 40. The layer of the sun's atmosphere that looks like a halo during an eclipse is:
A) core
B) sunspot
C) chromosphere
D) corona
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