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

1. is the largest gas giant and has a 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 Earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun, by distance. Which number planet is Saturn?

  • A. 4
  • B. 5
  • C. 6
  • D. 7

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 from the Sun as well as the orbital velocity is different to planets closer to the Sun.
Which of these describes the changes to gravity and velocity with increasing distance correctly?

Force of gravity from Sun Orbital velocity
increases increases
increases decreases
decreases increases
decreases decreases