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Scientists know very little about Mercury, the smallest and innermost planet in our Solar System. It is so close to the sun that it revolves around it once every 88 days, its temperatures reaching up to 470 degrees Celsius.

  1. 1. How hot does it get on Mercury?
    1. a. 200 degrees F
    2. b. 500 degrees C
    3. c. 470 degrees C
  2. 2. What position is Mercury in our solar system?
    1. a. Middle
    2. b. Innermost
    3. c. Furthest
  3. 3. What is the smallest planet in our Solar System?
    1. a. Venus
    2. b. Pluto
    3. c. Mercury