Mars Primer Quiz

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How much do you know about our planetary neighbor Mars? Take our quiz and find out.

Quiz

1. How long is one year on Mars?

  • 100 days.
  • 687 days.
  • 365 days.

2. Why is the planet Mars red in color?

  • Because it has the same soil composition as the red rocks area in Arizona.
  • Because it is rich in iron.
  • Because of a poisonous atmospheric gas.

3. Depending on the time of the year, you could either freeze or roast on Mars, but what is the average daily temperature?

  • 60 degrees F.
  • 10 degrees F.
  • -67 degrees F.

4. Here's a harder one. What is the Tharsis Bulge?

  • Named after a protuberance on Mars, this is the medical term for an enlarged abdomen.
  • A space probe that's aimed directly at the middle of Mars.
  • An area on Mars that has great tectonic and volcanic activity.

5. Where did the names of Mars' two moons, Phobos and Deimos, come from?

  • They were the two sons of Ares, the god of war.
  • They were the twin brothers who supposedly founded Rome.
  • In mythology, these were the two dogs who guarded the gates to hell.

1. How long is one year on Mars?
687 days.

2. Why is the planet Mars red in color?
Because it is rich in iron.

3. Depending on the time of the year, you could either freeze or roast on Mars, but what is the average daily temperature?
-67 degrees F.

4. Here's a harder one. What is the Tharsis Bulge?
An area on Mars that has great tectonic and volcanic activity.

5. Where did the names of Mars' two moons, Phobos and Deimos, come from?
They were the two sons of Ares, the god of war.

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