ISC Chapter 13

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  1. Planets in our solar system are classified according to all of the following characteristics EXCEPT:
    D. inhabitants
  2. What separates the terrestrial planets from the giantplanets?
    B. asteroid belt
  3. Which of the planets has the shortest "year“?
    C. Mercury
  4. What planet is called the "morning star" and the"evening star" depending on its position with respect to the Sun?
    B. Venus
  5. Venus “shines” because it is
    D. covered with clouds that reflect 80% of the sunlight
  6. The surface of Venus has been studied by all of the following except:
    D. American space shuttle astronauts
  7. On Venus, the sun rises in the west. This is because
    B. Venus rotates in the opposite direction of its revolution
  8. Humans could not live on Venus because
    A. its atmospheric pressure is approximately 100 times that of Earth
  9. What feature on Mars was considered by some to be evidence of "life" on Mars?
    C. channels or canals
  10. The unmanned NASA landers, Viking I and II
    A. were not able to find evidence of life on Mars
  11. The Mars Exploration Rovers made important discoveries about
    B. the past presence of water
  12. Jupiter radiates twice as much energy than it receives from the Sun because:
    C. slow gravitational compression of the planet
  13. The Great Red Spot is thought to be a
    B. high pressure region with high cold clouds
  14. Metallic hydrogen which surrounds the core of Jupiter is not:
    C. a gas
  15. The "string of pearls" comet that hit Jupiter was named:
    D. Shoemaker-Levy 9
  16. The last time humans walked on the Moon, this person was President of the United States:
    D. Richard Nixon
  17. The term, “dirty snowballs” was coined to describe the nature of
    B. comets
  18. Halley's comet is considered a
    A. short-period comet
  19. A "shooting star" is a (an):
    B. meteor
  20. The existence of the asteroid belt was "predicted" by
    C. Bode
  21. The mass of the sun is how much larger than all of the other planets, moons, asteroids and other bodies in the solar system?
    D. 700 times larger
  22. The distance from the Earth to the sun is called
    C. an astronomical unit
  23. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are called
    B. terrestrial planets
  24. Which of the following compounds is most likely found in Jupiter?
    A. hydrogen
  25. The outermost planet is
    C. Neptune
  26. The planet that was named after the mythical Roman messenger of speed is
    B. Mercury
  27. The planet that resembles the surface of the Earth's moon is
    C. Mercury
  28. A day on this planet is longer than a year on this same planet:
    B. Venus
  29. The atmospheric surface pressure of which of Venus is______ times that of Earth
    B. 100
  30. Two conditions necessary for a planet to generate a magnetic field are:
    A. molten center and rapid rate of rotation
  31. The day on this planet is about the same time period as a day on Earth:
    C. Mars
  32. Mars has distinct surface feature related regions. Which of the following is not such a region?
    D. ocean floors
  33. How many moons orbit Mars?
    B. 2
  34. The largest planet in our solar system is
    B. Jupiter
  35. Callisto, Europa, Gannymede, and Io are the
    A. Galilean moons
  36. The density of Jupiter is
    C. 25% that of the density of Earth
  37. The only moon in the solar system with a substantial atmosphere is
    D. Titan
  38. The nature of Saturn's rings is thought to be
    A. that of thousands of particles of narrow bands of various sizes
  39. The planet with the lowest average density, less than that of liquid water, is
    C. Saturn
  40. The slow rotation or wobble, of the spinning axis of the Earth in space is called
    C. precession
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ISC Chapter 13
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