CBSE Class 8 Science Stars and the Solar System Assignment Set B

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Assignment for Class 8 Science Chapter 17 Stars And The Solar System

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Chapter 17 Stars And The Solar System Class 8 Science Assignment



1. How many days are there between one complete (full) moon and second moon?
a) 30 days
b) 27 days
c) 29 days (✓)
d) 31 days
2. Which star is the nearest to earth after Sun?
a) Alpha Centuri (✓)
b) Pole Star
c) Alpha red
d) None of these
3. Why does Sun rise from the east and set in the west?
a) Because Earth rotates from East to West
b) Because Earth rotates from West to East (✓)
c) Because the Earth does not rotate
d) Because Sun rotates from East to West
4. What is the direction of rotation of Venus around its axis?
a) East to West (✓)
b) North to South
c) West to East
d) South to North
5. What are the heavenly bodies called that enter the earth’s atmosphere at high speed?
a) Comet
b) Pole Star
c) Meteor (✓)
d) Meteorites
6. What is the day called when complete moon is visible?
a) Full Moon (✓)
b) Lunar Eclipse
c) Amavasya
d) Solar Eclipse
7. What is the star called whose position is stationary in the sky?
a) Sun
b) Sirius
c) Pole Star (✓)
d) Moon
8. What is the brightest star in the sky called?
a) Pole Star
b) Sirius (✓)
c) Alpha Centuri
d) Moon
9. Which is the nearest planet from Earth?
a) Mercury
b) Venus (✓)
c) Mars
d) Saturn
10. Which planet is the nearest from Sun?
a) Mercury (✓)
b) Venus
c) Earth
d) Saturn
11. Which is the largest planet of the Solar System?
a) Earth
b) Mars
c) Jupiter (✓)
d) Saturn
12. Which planet is called The Red planet?
a) Earth
b) Venus
c) Saturn
d) Mars (✓)
13. How many stars are there in the Big dipper (saptrishi) constellation?
a) Two
b) seven (✓)
c) Five
d) Eight
14. Which of the following is not a planet of our solar system?
a) Mercury
b) Mars
c) Moon (✓)
d) Saturn
15. Which planet has life?
a) Earth (✓)
b) Venus
c) Saturn
d) Uranus
16. Who was the first astronaut who landed on the moon?
a) Newton
b)Neil Armstrong (✓)
c) Neil Bohar
d) Aryabhatt
17. Which heavenly body shines brighter at the night?
a) Stars
b) Planets
c) Moon (✓)
d) Earth
18. Suppose a new planet is found between Uranus and Neptune, then its revolution time around sun will be
a) Less than Neptune (✓)
b) More than Neptune
c) Similar to Neptune & Uranus
d) Less than Uranus
19. Which planet is known as Morning Star?
a) Venus (✓)
b) Jupiter
c) Pole star
d) Sun
20. Sun seems to be larger than other stars because
a) Other stars are smaller
b) other stars are less bright
c) other stars are far (✓)
d) None of these
21. Earlier solar system had nine planets, but now Pluto is not the part of solar system and it has eight planets because
a) Pluto has moved far
b) Pluto has broken
c) Pluto does not qualify the definition of planet (✓)
d) none of these
22. Harjit singh wants to measure the distance between Sun and Earth. Which unit he will use?
a) Centimetre
b) Light year (✓)
c) Millimetre
d) Kilometre
23. We can see moon because
a) It reflects the sunlight falling on it (✓)
b) moon has its own light
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) none of these
24. Which of these statements is wrong?
a) Stars produce their light
b) stars are much farther than the sun
c) Sun is not a star (✓)
d) sun produces its own light
25. Jaspreet sees a question mark shaped constellation in the sky. This constellation is
a) Leo major
b) Orion
c) Cassiopeia
d) Big dipper (saptrishi) (✓)
26. Weather forecast can be done through _____?
a) Aryabhatt satellite
b) artificial satellite (✓)
d) all of these

More Question

Q1. Define the following terms:-

a. Orbit

b. Satellite

c. Constellation

Q2. Explain, why can we see full moon on a full moon day while it is not visible on a new moon day?

Q3.We never see the back side of moon from the earth , Why?

Q4. Explain, with the help of diagram, how is moon visible to us when it does not have light of its own?

Q5. Can we hear any sound on moon? Comment.

Q6.Give reasons for the following:-

(a) Stars appear to us as points objects

(b) Stars are not are present in the day time also but we are not able to see them.

(c)Earth is called a unique planet.

(d) Stars appear to move from east to west.

Q7. In which part of the sky can you find Venus if it is visible as a morning star?

Q8. What is pole star? Where does it lie?

Q9. How can you locate the star Sirius with the help of Orion Constellation?

Q10. A star is 7 light years away from earth. What do you mean by the statement? Also calculate thec distance in km.

Q11. Distinguish between

(a) Stars and planets

(b) Meteors and Meteorites

(c) Period of rotation and period of revolution

(d) Asteroids and comets

Q12. How does earth look like when observed from space?

Q13. What causes the change of season on earth?

Q14. What makes Saturn unique in the solar system?

Q15. Name the following:-

a) Red planet of our solar system

b) Planet which has a large number of satellites

c) Planet which is the least dense among all the planets

d) Brightest planet in the Solar System

e) The constellation which looks like the letter W or M

f) Smallest planet of our solar system

g) Planet which shows phases like moon.


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