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Concept #5 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 5 "Other components of our Solar System: Asteroids, comets and meteoroids."

The asteroid "Gaspra"

This activity contains 6 questions.

Question 1.
Which is true of comets (we think)?

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Question 2.
This image is a "closeup" view of the comet Halley. Indicate the correct response for each label on the image:

The letters A through D appear on an image associated with this question.

This question presents 4 items numbered 2.1 through 2.4. Each item is presented with a pulldown menu containing the letters A through D. For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.
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Question 3.
Comets typically gain material with every pass by the Sun.

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Question 4.
Match the asteroid, comet or meteoroid term with the best description:

A matching question presents 6 answer choices and 6 items. The answer choices are lettered A through F. The items are numbered 4.1 through 4.6. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A like "dirty snowballs" of frozen gases like water and ammonia
B smaller bodies, like "flying mountains"
C the remains of a meteoroid left after impact
D name given to an object that enters the atmosphere
E glowing vaporized frozen gases
F the belt of Solar System material from which most asteroids originate
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Question 5.
What makes astronomers say that a comet's tail is formed by a repulsive force from the Sun that pushes the particles of the coma away?

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Question 6.
Which of the following accounts for the shape and direction of a comet's tail? Choose the two that apply.

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