The solar system. It is the name for the collective body that is composed of the Sun and everything that revolves around it, including our own planet Earth. Take these 39 trivia Solar System Quiz Questions and Answers to test your knowledge on it.
Solar System Quiz Questions and Answers
1 How many planets are in our solar system?
2 Pluto is…
A a planet
B a dwarf planet
C an asteroid
3 The two largest planets in our solar system are made mostly of…
A hydrogen and helium
B iron and potassium
C ammonia and methane
4 Earth is the __ planet from the Sun.
5 Distance from the Sun most affects…
A surface temperature
6 How long ago did the solar system form?
A 3 million years ago
B 4.5 billion years ago
C 15 billion years ago
7 What causes the Earth’s seasons?
A Its rotational tilt
B Its orbit around the Sun
C Its distance from the Sun
8 Which galaxy is our solar system located in?
A Milky Way galaxy
B Andromeda galaxy
C Triangulum galaxy
9 Which spiral arm of our galaxy is the solar system located in?
A Perseus arm
B Orion arm
C Sagittarius arm
10 How far away is the Earth from the Sun?
A 150,000,000 km (93,000,000 mi)
B 320,000 km (200,000 mi)
C 9,000 km (5,600 mi)
11 What is the tallest mountain on a planet in the solar system?
A Olympus Mons
B Mount Everest
C Janiculum Dorsa
12 When did the phrase “solar system” first appear in English?
13 What separates the inner planets from the outer planets?
A Asteroid Belt
B Kuiper Belt
C Oort Cloud
14 How many inner planets are in the solar system?
15 How many outer planets are in the solar system?
16 Jupiter and Saturn account for ___ of the solar system’s (excluding the Sun) mass.
17 ______’s Laws best describe the motion of planets around the Sun.
18 Halley’s Comet becomes visible to Earth every ____ years.
19 What is the smallest planet in the solar system?
20 What are Saturn’s rings mostly made of?
A Frozen lava
21 What are the names of Mars’ moons?
A Ceres and Aries
B Atlas and Deimos
C Ganymede and Dione
22 Which of these are all planets that have rings?
A Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
B Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, and Venus
C Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Venus
23 Which planet has a day longer than its year?
24 What is the largest permanent scale model of the solar system?
A Sweden Solar System
B Titius-Bode Scale
C EMI Model
25 How many Earth days is a day on Venus?
26 The Sun of the largest permanent scale model of the solar system is represented by the…
A Vetenskapens Hus
B Stockholm City Museum
C Ericsson Globe
27 How many Earth days long is a year on Venus?
29 The Sun makes up ___ of all mass in the solar system.
30 How much matter is fused within the Sun every second?
A 600 million tons
B 500,000 tons
C 10 tons
31 As a result, _________ tons of matter is converted into energy every second.
A 4 million
32 Which two planets in our solar system are known as ice giants?
A Venus and Mars
B Mercury and Pluto
C Uranus and Neptune
33 The heliosphere is made from...
A the magnetic field
B solar wind
C dark matter
34 The Sun is a _____ star.
B yellow dwarf
35 What marks the outer edges of our solar system?
A Oort Cloud
B Kuiper Belt
C Sagittarius B2
36 What is actually the Great Red Spot on Jupiter?
A. An ocean
B. A storm
C. A volcano
37 What does the Sun primarily consist of?
C. Liquid lava
38 How is the atmosphere surrounding Venus?
A. Wet and windy
B. Cold and dry
C. Poisonous and hot
39 Which of the following is a gas planet?