µ GCSE | The Solar System

10 quick questions - for GCSE and iGCSE

 

10 minutes maximum! (can you do it in 5?)

Q1-5. Which of the planets in the solar system....

1. ...has a large red spot?

2. ...has a clear ring system around it?

3. ...is the second closest to the Sun?

4. ...is the one shown in this picture?

 

5. ..used to be a planet but is now called a 'dwarf planet'?

 

 

 

6. Some objects in the solar system nearly always have highly elliptical (non-circular) orbits. These are..

  • A. asteroids in the asteroid belt
  • B. comets
  • C. moons
  • D. planets

7. A huge number of asteroids go round the sun in an orbit between 2 planets. Which 2 planets?

  • A. Jupiter and Saturn
  • B. Earth and Venus
  • C. Mars and Jupiter
  • D. Saturn and Uranus

8. The Sun and all stars generate heat and light by..

  • A. nuclear fusion
  • B. nuclear fission
  • C. combustion of fuels
  • D. thermal ignition

9. Which of these lists give the correct order of objects in the Solar System in order of increasing size?

  • A. Moon, Jupiter, Earth, Sun
  • B. Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Sun
  • C. Sun, Jupiter, Earth, Moon
  • D. Jupiter, Sun, Moon, Earth

10. For planets further from the Sun, the force of gravity as well as the orbital velocity changes. Which of these describes this correctly?

Force of gravity... Orbital velocity....
A
increases increases
B
increases decreases
C
decreases increases
D
decreases decreases