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SUMMATIVE TEST 4
SECTION A [20 marks]
minutes

Time: 30

Answer all the questions.

Instructions: Each question is followed by four options, A, B, C and D.


Choose the correct answer.
1 Diagram 1 shows the position of the Earth, X and Y from the Sun. Which
planet is X and Y?

Diagram 1
X
A
B
C
D

Venus
Mars
Mercury
Pluto

Mars
Jupiter
Venus
Uranus

2 Diagram 2 shows some planets in Solar System. What is P?


Mercury

Venus

Earth

Diagram 2
A Saturn
C Uranus

B
D

Pluto
Mars

3 Which of the following are parts of the Solar System?


I The Sun
II
The Planet
III The Moon
IV
Meteor
A I and II only
B
I, II and III
C I, II and IV
D
I, II, III and IV

4 Diagram 3 shows a planet in Solar System.

Diagram 3
The planet shown above is
A Saturn.
C Mercury.
D

B
Jupiter.
Pluto.

5 Diagram 4 shows the orbits of all the planets.

Diagram 4
Which of the following is correct about the figure above?
A The bigger the orbit of a planet, the longer is the time taken.
B The bigger the orbit of the planet, the faster is the time of orbit.
C The size of the orbit for each planet in the Solar System is the same.
D The shape of the orbit of each planet in the Solar System is different.
6 The hottest planet in the Solar System is

A
B
C
D

Mars.
Mercury.
Jupiter.
Saturn.

7 Table 1 gives the information about the average surface temperatures of


some planets in the Solar System.
Planet
P
Q
R

Average surface temperature (C)


360
23
212
Table 1

Which of the following is correct?


A Planet Q is nearer to the Sun than Planet P.
B The orbit of the planet P is bigger than planets Q and R.
C Planets Q and R are further from the Sun than planet P.
D Planet P is further from the Sun than planets Q and R.
Mercury

Earth

Diagram 5
8 According to Diagram 5, P is
A Mars.
B
C Uranus.

Venus.
D
Jupiter.

9 Which of the following are correct about the orbit of the planets in the
Solar System?
I In oval shape.
II The further the planet from the Sun, the bigger is the orbit.
III Its place is always changing.
IV It can prevent the planet from colliding with each other.
A I and II only
B
III and IV only
C I, II and III only
D
I, II and IV only
10

Diagram 6 shows some light on the sky.

Diagram 6
The light is
A asteroids.
C star.

11
I
III
A
C
12
of the
A
C

B
D

meteor.
moonlight.

Which planet has rings around it?


Neptune
II
Uranus
Mars
IV
Saturn
I and II only
B
I and III only
II and IV only
D
I, II and IV only
Which of the following will happen if a meteor crashes on the surface
Earth?
Mountain
B
Crater
Lake
D
River

13 Which of the following is not the part of the Solar System?


A Asteroid
B
Meteoroid
C The planets
D
Constellation
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Which of the following is correct to show the size of the Sun, the Moon
and the Earth?
Sun
A

Earth

Moon

15
A
B
C
D

Which of the following is correct about the Solar System?


It is a galaxy.
It belongs to a galaxy called the Milky Way.
It is the centre of the Universe.
It has 8 planets.

I
II
III
A
B
C
D

Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun. Therefore it


is the smallest planet.
is the fastest planet to rotate around the Sun.
is the hottest planet.
I and II only
I and III only
II and III only
I, II and III

16

17

18

If a basket ball is the size of the Sun, which is the correct object to
show the size of the Earth?
A A sago
B
A foot ball
C A glass marble
D
A coconut shell
Diagram 7 shows a crater.

Diagram 7
How is this crater formed on the Earths surface?
A The movement of a layer of the Earth.
B A star hit the surface of the Earth.
C A meteor hit the surface of the Earth.
D The rotation of the Earth around the Sun.
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Which of the following planets takes the shortest time to rotate around
the Sun?
A Mercury
B
Earth
C Mars
D
Jupiter
20 The information below refers to a planet in the Solar System.

Has the biggest orbit


The smallest planet
Which of the following are also the features of the planet mentioned
above?
I The furthest planet from the Sun.
II The coldest planet.
III The nearest planet to the Sun.
A I and II only
B
I and III only
C II and III only
D
I, II and III

SECTION B [10 marks]


15 minutes

Time:

Answer all the questions.

Write your answers in the spaces provided.


1 Table 1 shows the time taken by some planets to finish its cycle in the
Solar System.
Planet
Mercury
Earth
Jupiter
Pluto

The time of the cycle


88 days
365 days
4337 days
90 666 days

Table 1
(a) Why is planet Pluto takes the longest time?
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mark]
(b) Which planet is the nearest to the Sun?
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[1
mark]
(c)
Which planet has different orbit from other planets?
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mark]
(d)
The planets are not colliding with each other. Why?
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2 Diagram 1 shows planets in the Solar System.

Diagram 1
(a)
Name each planet in the Solar System.
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Q:
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R:
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S:
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T:
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U:
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V:
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W:
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X:
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marks]
(b)
What is the centre of the Solar System?
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mark]
(c) Which is the biggest planet?
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[1
mark]
(d) Which planet has the smallest orbit? Why?
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