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Outer Planets

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Name the four outer planets.
a.
Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune
c.
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
b.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
d.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranaus, Neptune and Pluto
 

 2. 

Which planet has bands of clouds and a giant red spot?
a.
Jupiter
c.
Uranus
b.
Saturn
d.
Neptune
 

 3. 

If Pluto was still a planet, how is it different from the other planets outside the asteroid belt?
a.
it has no moons
c.
it has the most moons
b.
it has a rocky surface
d.
it is larger
 

 4. 

Which of the outer planets have moons?
a.
none of  them
c.
only Jupiter and Saturn
b.
all of  them
d.
only Jupiter
 

 5. 

What is the asteroid belt?
a.
an area of rocky objects orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter
c.
an area of rocky objects orbiting the Sun out beyond Pluto
b.
a band of clouds around the equator of Jupiter
d.
an imaginary line that separates Mars from Earth
 

 6. 

This planet is so large that all of  the other planets would fit inside of it.
a.
Jupiter
c.
Uranus
b.
Saturn
d.
Neptune
 

 7. 

Which planet is tilted at an angle of 98 degreese and is rotating on its side?
a.
Jupiter
c.
Uranus
b.
Saturn
d.
Neptune
 

 8. 

What is the greatest difference between the outer planets and the inner planets?
a.
only the outer planets have moons
c.
the outer planets are made of gases and the inner planets are rocky
b.
the outer planets have fewer moons
d.
the outer planets are warmer
 

 9. 

Which of the two outer planets were known about by the Greeks and the Romans?
a.
Jupiter and Saturn
c.
Mars and Jupiter
b.
Pluto and Neptune
d.
Venus and Jupiter
 

 10. 

Which of the outer planets was used by Galileo to help prove the heliocentric model of the solar system?
a.
Mars
c.
Saturn
b.
Jupiter
d.
Pluto
 



 
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