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The Planet Mars

written by: damdave
 
A 10-question quiz on the "Red Planet", the fourth nearest to the Sun.

Question 1:


The planet Mars is named after which of the following?
Roman God of War
Roman God of Peace
Greek God of the Sea
A Candy Bar

Question 2:


Mars has two natural satellites. What are their names?
Vulcan and Apollo
Phobos and Deimos
Zeus and Hara
Tom and Jerry

Question 3:


Mars takes about how many Earth days to travel once around the Sun?
466
243
687
890

Question 4:


The atmosphere of Mars is mostly composed of what element?
Hydrogen
Oxygen
Methane
Carbon Dioxide

Question 5:


What was the name of the first spacecraft to study Mars?
Mariner 4
Mars 2
Viking 1
Viking 2

Question 6:


Mars has the tallest known mountain in the Solar System. What is its name?
Syrtis Major
Tharsis
Arsia Mons
Olympus Mons

Question 7:


Located along the Martian equator, Valles Marineris is a canyon much bigger than the Grand Canyon on Earth. How long is it?
4,000 km long.
2,500 km long.
750 km long.
Just under 500 km long.

Question 8:


What type of weather pattern on Mars can obscure the surface from view?
Dust Storms
Hurricanes
Thunder Storms
Snow Storms

Question 9:


What astronomer was the first to see "canali" on the surface of Mars?
Percival Lowell
Giovanni Shiaparelli
Galileo
Sir Isaac Newton

Question 10:

View the provided image.
What is the first name of this character from Mars that appeared in several Looney Tunes cartoons? (see picture)
Markus
Malcolm
Marvin
Melvin


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