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. What gives the Sun its power?
A. Its weight
B. Its si e
C. Its shape
D. Its appearance
. According to paragraph (lines - ), what causes
the planets to orbit around their parent star?
A. the emptiness of outer space
C. escaping into space
D. the Sun s gravity and escaping into space.
. Based on this historic record when did mankind s ex-
A. before the Solar System
B. after the parent star
C. after the Solar System
D. before the parent star
. In (line ) a gian clo d of d s and gas is cred-
ited with the evolution of what?
A. asteroids and minor planets
B. parent star
C. moons and comets
D. the Solar System
. The author likens a er mo ing aro nd a drain
in a circular flow to
A. solar winds
B. outer space
C. the movement of dust and gas
D. flying away
6. The star in the centre refers to what object in (line
A. the Sun
C. minor planets
D. solar winds
7. What force was at work in (lines - ) that
pushed the dust and gas out of the Solar System?
A. the parent star
B. solar winds
C. gas and water
D. planets flying away
. What explanation does the writer offer for the stunted
growth of the minor planets, comet and asteroids?
A. the larger planets
B. the existence of new clouds
C. the Sun s rays
D. the absence of dust and gas
. What caused a disparity in si e between the four
smaller and larger planets?
A. The smaller planets had less time to grow
B. The larger planets developed faster
C. The smaller planets are closer to the moon
D. The larger planets are older
. How were the inner planets formed?
A. gas and water
B. rock and dust
C. mineral deposits
D. solar winds
. What gave the planets on the outer sphere of the
Solar System their definition?
A. atomic particles
B. giant clouds
C. gas and water
D. rock and dust
. The Solar System consists of how many planets?
DIRECTION Read the poem carefully before attempting
the questions Each question has four possible answers
select the most appropriate answer based on what is im
plied or stated in the poem
. The words I sa he fog gro hick (line )
A. there was never any visibility
B. visibility was impaired
C. his sight failed him
D. partial visibility leading to no visibility
. What does the writer mean when he says in (line
) i cl ched m hroa I co ghed
A. his health was failing
B. he was nursing a cough
C. his breathing was impaired by the fog
D. he was thirsty
. The phrase in (line ) e cep o hea e es like
balls of b rning lead is an example of what figura-
6. What constituted the poet s loss of all j dgmen
in (line )
A. loss of memory
B. advanced age
C. loss of visibility resulting from the fog
D. poor health
7. The words Come follo me m friend in (line
) were uttered by
A. the poet
B. the tall men
C. the giants
D. the blind man
. In (line ) what can you deduce form the poet s
use of the words, I follo ed here he led , The
. How did the poet finally reach his destination?
A. the street lights lit his path
B. he relied on his senses
C. he was aided by a blind man
D. he waited until the fog lifted
. What enabled the blind man to lead the poet
through the fog?
A. the blind man knew his way
B. he sought the assistance of someone
C. he used a walking stick
D. had partial visibility
I sa the fog gro thick
Which soon made blind m ken;
It made tall men of bo s,
And giants of tall men.
It clutched m throat, I coughed;
Nothing as in m head
E cept t o hea e es
Like balls of burning lead.
And hen it gre so black
That I could kno no place
I lost all judgment then,
Of distance or of space
The street lamps, and the lights
Upon the halted cars,
Could either be on earth
Or be the hea enl stars.
A man passed b me close,
I asked m a , he said,
Come, follo me, m friend" -
I follo ed here he led.
He rapped the stones in front,
Trust me," he said, and come";
I follo ed like a child -
a blind man led me home.
W H Davis
being blo n out ard from the Sun, slo l pushed the
remaining gas and dust out of the Solar S stem.
With no more gas or dust, the planets, minor planets,
moons, comets and asteroids stopped gro ing. The four
inner planets are much smaller that the four outer plan-
ets. This is because the inner planets are much closer to
the Sun; the are located here the solar inds are
stronger. As a result, the dust and gas from the inner
Solar S stem as blo n a a much more quickl from
the outer Solar S stem. This ga e the planets of the
inner Solar S stem less time to gro . The outer planets
are largel made of up gas and ater, hile the inner
planets are made up almost entirel of rock and dust.
This is also a result of the solar inds. As the outer plan-
ets gre larger, their gra it had time to accumulate
massi e amounts of gas, ater, as ell as dust.
There are eight planets in the Solar S stem and
Reference KidsAstronomy com The Solar System
Astronomy for Kids Edited
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