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Mini-Quiz: Our Solar System

by Ron Kurtus (updated 18 January 2022)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What planet is known for its rings?




2. Which planets besides the Earth sustain life?

All of them

Only the Earth

Mars and perhaps Jupiter

3. What is another name for a shooting star?



The North Star

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Astronomy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Set high goals for yourself and "shoot for the stars"

Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Solar System Simulator - Many pictures from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Asteroid Fact Sheet - Facts on known asteroids

Hubble Probes Inner Region of Comet

Comet Hale-Bopp: The Great Comet of 1997 - Pictures from JPL

Comet Fact Sheet - Facts on known comets

Astronomy Resources


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