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9J Gravity and Space Multiple Choice Test

9J Gravity and Space Multiple Choice Test

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Chapter 6Multiple choice test
Chapter6 Gravity and spaceSoW ref9J Gravity and space
NameClassTeacherThere is only one correct answer to each question. Tick (
) the box next to the answerthat you think is right.1
What are the correct units for mass and weight?
MassWeightA
kilogramskilograms
B
kilogramsnewtons
C
newtonsnewtons
D
newtonskilograms
ABCD
 
2
What is gravity?
A
a force that attracts us to the centre of the Earth
B
a force that attracts us to the surface of the Earth
C
friction between our feet and the ground
D
a property that only the Earth has
3
Why do the Sun and the Moon look the same size?
A
everything that is thousands of miles away looks the same size
B
they are both the same size
C
they both give out light, so that’s how we see them
D
the moon is much smaller, but also much nearer to us
4
Which answer best describes how rockets move upwards?
A
the burning fuel makes them move, like in a car 
B
the gases that shoot out push the rocket upwards
C
they ride in the shock wave from an explosion
D
very hot air under them makes them rise quickly
5
The first man to set foot on the Moon was the US astronaut Neil Armstrong. In what year did this happen?
A
1869
B
1909
C
1969
D
1999
Hodder Science Assessment Pack © 2003 Hodder & Stoughton Educational
 
 
Chapter 6Multiple choice test
6
People’s ideas about the universe have changed throughout history. Which of these ideasis now thought to be wrong?
A
most of the solar system was formed at the same time
B
our galaxy is one of many
C
planets wander through the stars
D
the sun is at the centre of the Solar System
Questions 7–9 refer to satellites, like the one in the drawing below.7
When in space, satellites can be made to orbit around the Earth. Which answer aboutorbiting is true?
A
orbiting depends on getting high enough above the ground
B
orbiting depends on speed round the Earth
C
outside the atmosphere there is no gravity so orbiting is easy
D
satellites in orbit fly like aeroplanes
8
Satellites cannot remain in orbit if they are in the Earth’s atmosphere. Which answer explains why?
A
satellites can only work in the vacuum of space
B
the air resistance slows them down
C
there is daylight in the atmosphere
D
there is gravity in the atmosphere
9
Which of these is not a use of man-made satellites?
A
finding out about land use
B
navigation for ships
C
reducing pollution
D
sending TV programmes
Hodder Science Assessment Pack © 2003 Hodder & Stoughton Educational

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