Earth, Sun & Moon Worksheet-2

Earth, Sun & Moon Worksheet-2


Multiple-Choice Question:

  1. How far is the Moon from the Earth?

(A) 3,48,400 km       (B) 3,88,400 km       (C) 3,84,400 km


  1. ____ phase of the moon occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.

(A) New moon            (B) Full moon             (C) Gibbous


  1. What is the name of the rocket that carried “Apollo 11” into space?

(A) Saturn 5                (B) Titan 23G             (C) Ariane 5


  1. Which of the following help ships and aircrafts in finding their way by providing signals?

(A) Weather satellites

(B) Astronomy satellites

(C) Navigation satellites


  1. What do you mean by Solar Eclipse?

(A) The Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and blocks the sunlight from reaching the Earth

(B) The Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and blocks the sunlight from reaching the Moon

(C) None of these


  1. She was the first Indian-born woman to fly in space She travelled 0.4 million miles in space. She died on a space mission in space shuttle “Columbia”. Identify this great Indian astronaut.

(A) Sunita Williams

(B) Kalpana Chawla

(C) Jerrie Cobb


Multiple Choice Questions (with more than one option):

  1. Which of the following planets does not have any satellite?

(A) Mercury               (B) Venus                    (C) Earth

       (D) Mars                      (E) Jupiter


  1. Who were the three American astronauts to go to the Moon first?

(A) Neil Armstrong

(B) Edwin Aldrin

(C) Richard R. Ronald

(D) Jeffrey Ashby

(E) Michael Collins


  1. True/False

a.      Planets are far away from each other.      

b.      There is a blanket of water around the Earth which protects us from harmful ultraviolet rays.  

c.      Crust is made up of rocks.        

d.      Crust lies below the mantle.     

e.      Temperature on the surface of the Sun is 6000ºC.    

f.       Neptune is the largest planet in the solar system.      

g.      Saturn completes one revolution in 365 days.  

h.      Mars is also known as “blue planet”.         

i.       Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin collected samples of rocks to bring back to the Earth.    

j.       Umbra and penumbra are the two parts of the Earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse.

k.      Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian-born woman to fly in space.    


Miscellaneous Questions:

  1. Identify and write the name of different phases of the Moon.

A) New Moon             B) Crescent                 C)  Half moon

D) Gibbous                 E) Full moon


Fill in the blanks:

  1. Scientists who study the celestial bodies are known as ___.


  1. _____ is the smallest planet in the solar system and is closest to the Sun.


  1. ___ is the largest planet of the solar system.


Answer Key:

(11)   (C)

(12)  (B)

(13)  (A)

(14)  (C)

(15)  (A)

(16)  (B)

(17)  (A,B,)

(18)  (A,B,E)

(19)  a. True

          b. False

          c. True

          d. False

          e. True

          f. False

          g. False

          h. False

          i. True

          j. True

          k. True

(20) (A) New Moon

          (B) Crescent

          (C) Half moon

          (D) Gibbous

          (E) Full moon

(21)  astronomer/ astronomers

(22)  Mercury

(23)  Jupiter