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The Planet Venus

written by: damdave
 
A 10-question quiz about the second nearest planet to the Sun.

Question 1:


Venus is named after the Roman Goddess of what?
Beauty
Lust
Love
Truth

Question 2:


The Planet Venus orbits the Sun once every how many days?
200
325
225
125

Question 3:


Venus travels around the Sun at an average distance of how many miles?
38 million miles
120 million miles
67 million miles
1.2 billion miles

Question 4:


Venus is the third brightest object in the sky after the Sun and what other object?
Aldeberan
Sirius
The Moon
Proxima Centuri

Question 5:


Which scientist discovered the atmosphere of Venus?
Galileo Galilei in 1702 A.D.
Pythagoras in 546 B.C.
Giovanni Cassini in 1790 A.D.
Mikhail Lomonosov in 1761 A.D

Question 6:


Venus has the densest atmosphere of the Solar System. What gaseous element comprises the bulk of the atmosphere?
Neon
Oxygen
Helium
Carbon Dioxide

Question 7:


What was the name of the first interplanetary probe to study Venus?
Mariner 1
Verona 1
Mariner 2
Verona 2

Question 8:


Because of the Greenhouse Effect, Venus has the hottest surface temperature in the Solar System. What is the average temperature on Venus?
460 Degrees C.
135 Degrees C.
1,200 Degrees C.
800 Degrees C.

Question 9:


Venus has no natural satellite or moon.
False
True

Question 10:

View the provided image.
Complete the nickname of this fictional D.J. for WKRP in Cincinnati: Venus _____  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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