flaming_meteor_md_clr.gifTest Your Mettle! What do you know about Meteors?


Question

Multiple Choice
Answer
1. Which of these is called a meteor?
(A) A streak of light caused by something entering Earth's atmosphere.
(B) A chunk of metallic or stony matter found in space.
(C) A chunk of metallic or stony matter found on Earth's surface.

2. Which of these is called a meteroid?
(A) A chunk of metallic or stony matter found in space.
(B) A chunk of metallic or stony matter found on Earth's surface.
(C) A streak of light caused by something entering Earth's atmosphere.

3. Which of these is called a meteorite?
(A) A chunk of metallic or stony matter found on Earth's surface.
(B) A streak of light caused by something entering Earth's atmosphere.
(C) A chunk of metallic or stony matter found in space.

4. What causes the light of a meteor?
(A) It's the same as the sun.
(B) It's caused by friction with the Earth's atmosphere.
(C) It's the same as a comet.

5. Most meteroids that cause meteors are about the size of a pebble.
(A) False
(B) True

6. There are three types of meteorites based on _.
(A) What they are made of.
(B) Where they have been found.
(C) How big they are.

7. Why do scientists study meteorites?
(A) For clues to what kind of materials formed the sun.
(B) To find gold or diamonds.
(C) For clues to what kind of materials formed the planets.

8. When large meteorites hit the Earth, what do they make?
(A) Impact craters
(B) Lightning
(C) Fires