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The Planets-Astronomy

Fun and simple quiz about planets. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which planet is the closest to the Sun?

  • Mercury
  • Uranus
  • Venus

2

How many planets have rings?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4

3

The moons of which planet are all named after Shakespearean characters?

  • Jupiter
  • Neptune
  • Uranus

4

Whose observations of Mars in the 19th century led to a belief that there were canals on the planet's surface?

  • Christopher Hansteen
  • Giovanni Schiaparelli
  • Henri Alexandre Deslandres

5

What makes Io, one of jupiter's largest moons, different from others in our solar system?

  • It has bacterial life
  • It has deep oceans
  • It is volcanic

6

Which planet's size is closest to that of the Earth?

  • Mars
  • Uranus
  • Venus

7

Which planet has the longest day?

  • Mercury
  • Saturn
  • Venus

8

The comet, Shoemaker-Levy crashed into which of the planets in 1994?

  • Earth
  • Jupiter
  • Mars

9

Why is Venus the brightest object (after the Moon) in the night sky?

  • It has dense cloud cover reflecting light
  • It has water reflecting light
  • Its the closest planet to the Earth

10

What gives Mars its red appearance?

  • Burned by the Sun
  • Iron oxide on its surface
  • Red gaseous clouds

 

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