Level 01: Easy starters What star is at the centre of the Solar System? The Sun Which planet is closest to the Sun? Mercury Which planet is the ‘third rock from the Sun’? Earth Level 02: A little harder Which is the biggest planet? Jupiter Which planet is famous for its rings? Saturn Which is the ‘red planet’? Mars Level 03: Name it A rock orbiting the Sun, between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroid The planet with the Great Red Spot.Jupiter The hottest planet. Venus Level 04: Questions about distances Which is further from the Sun, Earth or Mars? Mars The average distance of the Earth from the Sun is 1 AU. What does AU stand for? Astronomical Unit Which giant planet is about 5 AU from the Sun? Jupiter Level 05: Moons How many moons has the Earth? 1 Which two planets have the most moons? Jupiter and Saturn Europa is a moon which might support life. Which vital substance does it have? Water (ice) Level 07: Earth Which liquid on Earth is necessary for life? Water Name two gases produced by living organisms. Oxygen, methaneIf the Earth turned more slowly on its axis, how might we be affected?
Longer days and longer nights; therefore bigger temperature differences between night and day.Level 09: Venus Why is it impossible to see Venus’s surface from Earth? Atmosphere is thick with clouds and carbon dioxideWhich spacecraft mapped Venus’s surface? MagellanWhy is there no life on Venus? Too hot, no water, poisonous atmosphereLevel 10: Mars Astronauts might visit Mars one day. Why would they need to take their own air? No oxygen in thin atmosphereWhere might astronauts look for water on Mars? In crater shadows, polar ice caps, deep undergroundWhy does the Sun look smaller from Mars than from Earth? It’s further away.How many planets are in the Solar System? • a. 8 • b. 9 • c. 10 • d. 122. How old is the Solar System? • a. 65 million years • b. 1.2 billion years • c. 4.6 billion years • d. 13.7 billion years3. What is the biggest moon in the Solar System? • a. The Moon • b. Ganymede • c. Titan • d. Triton4. What is the least dense planet in the Solar System?
• a. Jupiter • b. Saturn • c. Uranus • d. Neptune5. What is the most dense planet in the Solar System? • a. Mercury • b. Venus • c. Earth • d. Mars6. Where is the tallest mountain in the Solar System? • a. Mercury • b. Venus • c. Earth • d. Mars7. How many planets are known to have life? • a. 0 • b. 1 • c. 2 • d. 38. What is the most abundant element in the Solar System? • a. oxygen • b. helium • c. carbon • d. hydrogenA moon which might support life entirely covered with water(ice)?Luna
EuropataitancallistoA rock orbiting the Sun, between Mars and Jupiter. CometsMoonsGaint RockAsteroidsAnswers: 1. a, 2. c, 3. b, 4. b, 5. c, 6. d, 7. b, 8. d, 9.b, 10. d1. The solar system includes: nine stars ten planets nine planets2. What is the sun? a planet a star a white hole3. Which is the largest planet in the solar system? the sun the earth Jupiter4. Which is the closest planet to the earth? the moon Mars Venus5. What is an astronomical unit (AU)? the mean distance between the moon and the earth, about 384,400 km nine light-years the mean distance between the earth and the sun, about 150 million km6. Which is the closest planet to the sun? Pluto Mercury the Milky Way7. Which is the farthest planet from the sun? Pluto Mars Uranus8. What is the Milky Way? the way planets orbit the sun
a white star the galaxy of which the solar system is a part9. Which is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology? the sun the earth Mercury10. What is a moon? the natural satellite of the earth a small planet a satellite of any planet11. Which planet is referred to as the Red Planet? Venus Mars Uranus12. How many moons Saturn has? at least 30 one none13. The orbits of the planets are: circular elliptic it is impossible to know14. What is an asteroid? a steroid a rocky object orbiting the sun a comet15. What is a comet? a small moon an astronomical object with a long tail both answers are correct16. What is the solar wind? the continuous flow of charged particles from the sun wind in the solar system solar energywhat is the largest ocean on the earth?Indian oceanatlantic oceanPacific ocean=Which planet orbits closest to the sun?Mercury=MarsSaturn
How many planets revolve around the Sun?89=5Which planet is the hottest?Mercuryvenus=earthWhich planet is the largest?Jupiter =venusmarsWhich planet is the farthest from the sun?Marspluto=saturnWhich planet is the closest to the sun?Mercury=marsearthWhich planet is the brightest object in the sky?Venus=marssaturnWho was the astronaunt to walk onthe moon?john glennedward whitellNeil Armstrong=Who was the oldest Astronaunt to ride in a space shuttle?John Glenn=Alan shepard Jryuri Gagarin
What year did the Challenger disaster Happen?19831986=1989Which country had the first space station?Russia =AmericagermanyWhich one of the following is not a name of a space station?MirSaluteSoyuz=Whic was the first planet to be seen by a telescope?MarssaturnUranus=Which Rocket was used to send man to the moon?AtlasSoyuzSaturn 5=TitanWhich is the most powerful Rocket ever built?Space ShuttleEnergiya=Ariane 5Saturn 5