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ConcepTest: Jovian Planet Characteristics

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn
This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.


The characteristics of four planets are listed below. Which planet is most likely to be classified as Jovian?

a. Mainly rocky, volcanism, low gravity.
b. Mainly rocky, no volcanism, high gravity.
c. Mainly gaseous, volcanism, low gravity.
d. Mainly gaseous, no volcanism, high gravity.

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