The Universe Worksheet-2

The Universe Worksheet-2


  1. What is the asteroid belt?

(a) Collection of asteroids that lies between the Mars and the Jupiter.

(b) Collection of asteroids that lies between the Jupiter and the Saturn.

(c) Collection of comets outside the solar system.

(d) Collection of comets around the Milky Way.


  1. What object looks like shooting stars that burn up before they hit the Earth?

(a) Constellations                         (b) Comets       

(c) Meteorites                                (d) Meteors


  1. How long does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun?

(a) 24.25 days                              (b) 100 days

(c) 364.99 days                             (d) 365.25 days


  1. What are the Meteorites?

(a) Meteorites are burned space rocks that do not reach the ground.

(b) Meteorites are space rocks that reach the earth's surface.

(c) Shiny objects that orbits the Moon.

(d) Objects that land on Moon.


  1. ______ are groups of stars that form patterns, which look like people or animals.

(a) Nebulas                                    (b) Terrestrial Systems

(c) Constellations                         (d) Galaxies


  1. Which of the following is not an inner planet?

(a) Mercury      (b) Venus           (c) Jupiter         (d) Mars


  1. What are the characteristics of the inner planets?

(a) They are bright in color.               

(b) They are darker in color.

(c) They are large, cold and gaseous.

(d) They are warm and small with solid, rocky crusts.


  1. What is not true about the Moon?

(a) It has no air or water.          

(b) It has no weather.

(c) It changes its shape periodically.

(d) It has rocky surface and craters.


  1. Gravity between two planets or any two objects depends on _____.

(a) size and distance                    (b) mass and distance

(c) mass and size                          (d) time and distance


  1. What is the typical shape of a planet's orbit?

(a) Circular       (b) Oval              (c) Linear          (d) Spiral


Answer Key:

(1)–(a); (2)–(d); (3)–(d); (4)–(b); (5)–(c); (6)–(c); (7)–(d); (8)–(c); (9)–(b); (10)–(b)