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21. What gives the Sun its power?
A. Its weight
B. Its size
C. Its shape
D. Its appearance
22. According to paragraph 2 (lines 3-10), 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.
23. Based on this historic record when did mankind's exis-
A. before the Solar System
B. after the parent star
C. after the Solar System
D. before the parent star
24. In (line 14) "a giant cloud of dust and gas" is credited
with the evolution of what?
A. asteroids and minor planets
B. parent star
C. moons and comets
D. the Solar System
25. The author likens "water moving around a drain" in
a circular flow to
A. solar winds
B. outer space
C. the movement of dust and gas
D. flying away
26. The star in the centre refers to what object in (line
A. the Sun
C. minor planets
D. solar winds
27. What force was at work in (lines 23-25) 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
28. What explanation does the writer offer for the
stunted growth of the minor planets, comet and aster-
A. the larger planets
B. the existence of new clouds
C. the Sun's rays
D. the absence of dust and gas
29. What caused a disparity in size 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
30. How were the inner planets formed?
A. gas and water
B. rock and dust
C. mineral deposits
D. solar winds
31. 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
32. The Solar System consists of how many planets?
A. 8 planets
B. 4 planets
C. 1 planet
D. 2 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.
33. The words "I saw the fog grow thick," (line 1)
A. there was never any visibility
B. visibility was impaired
C. his sight failed him
D. partial visibility leading to no visibility
34. What does the writer mean when he says in (line
5) "it clutched my throat, I coughed"
A. his health was failing
B. he was nursing a cough
C. his breathing was impaired by the fog
D. he was thirsty
35. The phrase in (line 8) "except two heavy eyes like
balls of burning lead" is an example of what figura-
36. What constituted the poet's "loss of all judgment"
in (line 11)
A. loss of memory
B. advanced age
C. loss of visibility resulting from the fog
D. poor health
37. The words "Come, follow me, my friend" in (line
19) were uttered by
A. the poet
B. the tall men
C. the giants
D. the blind man
38. In (line 20) what can you deduce form the poet's
use of the words, "I followed where he led", The
39. 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
40. 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 saw the fog grow thick
Which soon made blind my ken;
It made tall men of boys,
And giants of tall men.
It clutched my throat, I coughed;
Nothing was in my head
Except two heavy eyes
Like balls of burning lead.
And when it grew so black
That I could know 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 heavenly stars.
A man passed by me close,
I asked my way, he said,
"Come, follow me, my friend" -
I followed where he led.
He rapped the stones in front,
"Trust me," he said, "and come";
I followed like a child -
a blind man led me home.
W. H. Davis
the planets, minor planets, moon, comets and asteroids.
Once ignited the Sun's powerful solar winds began to blow.
These winds, which are made up of atomic particles being
blown outward from the Sun, slowly pushed the remaining
gas and dust out of the Solar System.
With no more gas or dust, the planets, minor planets,
moons, comets and asteroids stopped growing. The four
inner planets are much smaller that the four outer planets.
This is because the inner planets are much closer to the
Sun; they are located where the solar winds are stronger.
As a result, the dust and gas from the inner Solar System
was blown away much more quickly from the outer Solar
System. This gave the planets of the inner Solar System
less time to grow. The outer planets are largely made of
up gas and water, while the inner planets are made up al-
most entirely of rock and dust. This is also a result of the
solar winds. As the outer planets grew larger, their gravity
had time to accumulate massive amounts of gas, water, as
well as dust.
There are eight planets in the Solar System and 100 worlds.
(Reference KidsAstronomy.com The Solar System -
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