30 Easy GK Questions and Answers On Planets & Their Moons for Kids

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It is important to teach children about the solar system as it helps them to aware of the planets that are present in the solar system. This knowledge will help them definitely in their education level where they will be able to clear any test, competition, or debate confidently. A solar system is a place that consists of the sun, planet, dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets that together make our stellar family. It is important for children to understand this entire system at a young age and how it works. It is always best practice to start with basic solar system questions that tell about the names of planets and their properties. In this article children will learn about 30 GK questions on planets with answers for classes 1, 2, and 3 kids. Through these general knowledge questions, they will gain information such as names, sizes, distances of planets, and other attributes of each planet.

Amazing Facts About Planets for Grades 1, 2, and 3 Kids

Here are a few solar system facts for classes 1, 2, and 3 children:

  1. There is a total of 181 moons in our solar system.
  2. The most interesting thing is the solid system was formed a long year back 4.6 billion years ago.
  3. The solar system has 8 planets.
  4. Earth is a very tiny part of the solar system.
  5. All planets including the sun are shaped like a ball.
  6. The last planet discovered in the solar system was Neptune.
  7. Uranus is the only planet that we can see with the naked eye.

30 Interesting Planets & their Moons Quiz with Answers

Young ones get more curious to learn about many things they see around them. Especially when they see stars in the sky. They have a lot of questions to ask. So we have added is most common GK questions on the solar system for children:

Q1. From the following name the smallest moon from the solar system?

a) Europa
b) Io
c) Ganymede
d) Deimos

Q2. Name the planets which have Phobos and Deimos.

a) Mercury
b) Mars
c) Saturn
d) Jupiter

Q3. From the following name the planet which is called the morning and evening star?

a) Venus
b) Jupiter
c) Mercury
d) Saturn

Q4. Which imaginary line spins around the earth?

a) Rotation
b) Orbit
c) Axis
d) Latitude

Q5. Name the planet that is not a moon of Jupiter.

a) Titan
b) Callisto
c) Europa
d) Io

Q6. From the given list name the brightest and shiniest star in the sky.

a) Sun
b) Capella
c) Vega
d) Sirius

Q7. How many total Venus moons are there around the 2nd plant?

a) 1
b) 3
c) 0
d) 2

Q8. How sun helps us?

a) Light and cold
b) Light and shade
c) Heat and Light
d) Light and darkness

Q9. From the given list name the planet that has the highest density.

a) Neptune
b) Saturn
c) Jupiter
d) Earth

Q10. From the following name the planets that have the shortest revolution period?

a) Mercury
b) Neptune
c) Earth
d) Mars

Q11. When does the moon doesn’t show in the sky?

a) Full moon
b) Second-quarter moon
c) First Quarter moon
d) New Moon

Q12. From the following list name the planet that is nearest to the Sun.

a) Mercury
b) Earth
c) Saturn
d) Mars

Q13. From the following name the planet that is farthest from the Sun?

a) Mercury
b) Uranus
c) Jupiter
d) Neptune

Q14. Amongst the given list which planet is the hottest n our solar system?

a) Venus
b) Earth
c) Jupiter
d) Mercury

Q15. Amongst the given list which planet is the largest in our solar system?

a) Uranus
b) Saturn
c) Jupiter
d) Mars

Q16. Amongst the following list which planet is the smallest in our solar system?

a) Uranus
b) Mercury
c) Mars
d) Saturn

Q17. From the following name the coldest planet in our solar system?

a) Saturn
b) Uranus
c) Neptune
d) Jupiter

Q18. Amongst the following list, which planets have a ring around them?

a) Saturn
b) Uranus
c) Jupiter
d) All from above

Q19. Name the planet that is also known as the Red Planet.

a) Mars
b) Jupiter
c) Venus
d) Mercury

Q20. Which celestial body in space has orbits around a larger body?

a) Natural Satellite
b) Asteroid
c) Star
d) Constellation

Q21. Why Sun attract us most?

a) Magnetic pull
b) Sun’s gravity is big because of its mass
c) It is in the mid of the solar system
d) The magnetic pull of other planets

Q22. From the following name the part of the Sun that is visible during a total solar eclipse?

a) Chromosphere
b) Core
c) Photosphere
d) Corona

Q23. In how many total minutes does the light from the sun take to reach Earth?

a) 9 minutes
b) 7 minutes 58 seconds
c) 8 minutes 20 seconds
d) 10 minutes

Q24. What do we call the moon that changes its shape?

a) Spin
b) Orbit
c) Tides
d) Phases

Q25. Arrange the solar planets in sorting order of their distance from the Sun.

a). Jupiter b). Venus c). Mercury d). Mars e). Earth

a) a, e, d, b, c
b) c, b, e, d, a
c) c, b, d, e, a
d) a, d, e, b, c

Q26. Which part of the sun is visible to us?

a) Chromospheres
b) Corona
c) Core
d) Photosphere

Q27. From the following which are the Jovian Planets?

a) Uranus
b) Venus
c) Earth
d) Mars

Q28. Name the planet which has the most moons.

a) Mercury
b) Mars
c) Jupiter
d) Venus

Q29. From the given list, what is the orbital duration of the moon?

a) 15 days
b) 20 days
c) 27 days
d) 39 days

Q30. Name the planet which does not have a moon.

a) Neptune and Mars
b) Uranus and Saturn
c) Jupiter and Mars
d) Mercury and Venus


Here are the answers to solar system questions. Check your young ones’ answers from the given options if they choose them correctly and reward them with the right answers.

Ans. 1) d2) b3) a4) c
5) a6) d7) c8) c
9) d10) a11) d12) a
13) d14) a15) c16) b
17) b18) d19) a20) a
21) b22) d23) c24) d
25) b26) d27) a28) c
29) c30) d

Learning the solar systems is very interesting and we hope young ones even found it more knowledgeable and interesting.

Suhana Dessai

Suhana holds a master's degree in computer and from the University of Goa. She has around 3 years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. By profession, she is a freelancer Content Writer. As an associate editor at SudivGuide, Suhana edits and ensures the articles are aligned with the website's editorial standards.