Category: Planets

Venus Quiz

Oblique view of the phases of Venus

Oblique view of the phases of Venus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Venus Quiz Questions

1) Who is Venus in mythology?
a) God of justice
b) Goddess of love
c) God of wind
d) God of storm

2) How is Venus sometimes referred to? (This is one of the two common references.)
a) Morning Star
b) Yellow Star
c) Noon Star
d) Blue Star

3) What is the number of Venus’ satellites?
a) One
b) Two
c) Zero
d) Three

Cleopatra crater on Venus

Cleopatra crater on Venus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4) Which spacecraft first visited Venus?
a) Pioneer 3
b) Mariner 2
c) Ulysses
d) Mariner 4

5) Which is the first spacecraft to land on Venus?
a) Pioneer 4
b) Mariner 3
c) Venera 5
d) Venera 7

6) Which spacecraft returned the first photographs of the surface of Venus?
a) Viking 1
b) Mariner 1
c) Venera 9
d) Venera 7

7) Which of the following is not a depression of Venus?
a) Atlanta Planitia
b) Guinevere Planitia
c) Lavinia Planitia
d) Ishtar Terra

Mariner 2 – First Venus flyby

Mariner 2 – First Venus flyby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) When is the last time Venus passed directly between the Earth and the Sun?
a) 1 January 2008
b) 8 June 2004
c) 31 December 2000
d) 19 July 1969

9) How does Venus rotate?
a) From east to west
b) From north to south
c) From west to east
d) From south to north

10) What is the length of a year of Venus?
a) 365.2425 days
b) 243.1087 days
c) 224.701 days
d) 164.321 days

Venus Quiz Questions with Answers

Venera 7, the first probe to survive the high atmospheric pressure of Venus and transmit data from the surface, though only for 23 minutes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who is Venus in mythology?
b) Goddess of love

2) How is Venus sometimes referred to? (This is one of the two common references.)
a) Morning Star

3) What is the number of Venus’ satellites?
c) Zero

4) Which spacecraft first visited Venus?
b) Mariner 2

5) Which is the first spacecraft to land on Venus?
d) Venera 7

6) Which spacecraft returned the first photographs of the surface of Venus?
c) Venera 9

7) Which of the following is not a depression of Venus?
d) Ishtar Terra

8) When is the last time Venus passed directly between the Earth and the Sun?
b) 8 June 2004

9) How does Venus rotate?
a) From east to west

10) What is the length of a year of Venus?
c) 224.701 days

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:35:09.

Mars Quiz

Mars Quiz Questions

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 88 million kilometers away. This colour image was assembled from a series of exposures taken within 36 hours of the Mars closest approach with Hubble’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Mars will be closest to Earth on December 18, at 11:45 p.m. Universal Time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who is Mars in mythology?
a) God of Weather
b) King of Peace
c) God of Hunting
d) God of War

2) How is Mars sometimes referred to?
a) Blue Planet
b) Green Planet
c) Red Planet
d) Yellow Planet

3) Who discovered the two satellites of Mars?
a) Asaph Hall
b) Edwin Powell Hubble
c) Simon Marius
d) William Henry Pickering

4) Which spacecraft first visited Mars?
a) Pioneer 7
b) Viking 2
c) Ulysses
d) Mariner 4

5) What is the meaning of phobos?
a) Love
b) Envy
c) Fear
d) Greed

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Animation illustrating the hypothesis of main asteroid belt origin for the moons of Mars. Orbits of Jupiter and Mars are to scale, the rest is not to scale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6) Which gas composes 95.32% of Mars’s atmosphere?
a) Oxygen
b) Carbon Dioxide
c) Hydrogen
d) Ozone

7) How many days does Mars take to orbit the Sun?
a) 365
b) 445.28
c) 524
d) 686.98

8) What is the minimum distance between Earth and Mars?
a) 25 million miles
b) 35 million miles
c) 50 million miles
d) 60 million miles

9) Which science fiction’s radio broadcast in 1938 made people believe Martians have attacked Earth and caused panic?
a) Mars attacks
b) War of the Worlds
c) The Empire strikes back
d) Star Wars

10) What is the length of day of Mars?
a) 24.6229 hours
b) 14.9259 hours
c) 26 hours
d) 34 hours

Mars Quiz Questions with Answers

Asaph Hall's telescope at the U.S. Naval Obser...

Asaph Hall’s telescope at the U.S. Naval Observatory (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who is Mars in mythology?
d) God of War

2) How is Mars sometimes referred to?
c) Red Planet

3) Who discovered the two satellites of Mars?
a) Asaph Hall

4) Which spacecraft first visited Mars?
d) Mariner 4

5) What is the meaning of phobos?
c) Fear

6) Which gas composes 95.32% of Mars’s atmosphere?
b) Carbon Dioxide

Asaph Hall, discoverer of the two Martian moons.

Asaph Hall, discoverer of the two Martian moons. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7) How many days does Mars take to orbit the Sun?
d) 686.98

8) What is the minimum distance between Earth and Mars?
b) 35 million miles

9) Which science fiction’s radio broadcast in 1938 made people believe Martians have attacked Earth and caused panic?
b) War of the Worlds

10) What is the length of day of Mars?
a) 24.6229 hours

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Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:33:14.

Uranus Quiz

Uranus Quiz Questions

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This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who discovered Uranus?
a) Gerard Kuiper
b) Pervical Lowell
c) William Herschel
d) James Watt

2) John Flamsteed saw Uranus in 1690 and he thought it to be a star. What did he call it?
a) Alpha Centauri
b) Proxima Centauri
c) 34 Tauri
d) 24 Gauri

3) What did William Herschel name Uranus?
a) Albertum Sidus
b) Georgium Sidus
c) Henrium Sidus
d) Edwardum Sidus

Montage of Uranus' five largest satellites. Fr...

Montage of Uranus’ five largest satellites. From left to right in order of increasing distance from Uranus are Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania and Oberon. Images are presented to show correct relative sizes and brightness. Coverage is incomplete for Miranda and Ariel; gray circles depict missing areas (original caption from NASA though revised as image has been rotated) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4) Who is Uranus in mythology?
a) God of Heaven
b) Goddess of Earth
c) God of Trees
d) God of Flowers

5) Which is the brightest ring of Uranus?
a) Alpha
b) Epsilon
c) Sigma
d) Omega

The magnetic field of Uranus as observed by Vo...

The magnetic field of Uranus as observed by Voyager 2 in 1986. S and N are magnetic south and north poles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6) What is the number of rings of Uranus?
a) Seven
b) Three
c) Six
d) Eleven

7) How many satellites of Uranus were discovered in 1986?
a) 10
b) 14
c) 12
d) 16

Uranus and its six largest moons compared at t...

Uranus and its six largest moons compared at their proper relative sizes and relative positions. From left to right: Puck, Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania and Oberon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) Who discovered Belinda?
a) Sheppard
b) Voyager 2
c) Challenger
d) Gladman

9) After whom the satellites of Uranus are named?
a) Kings of England
b) Presidents of USA
c) Characters from the writings of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope
d) Characters from the writings of George Bernard Shaw

10) Which is the largest satellite of Uranus?
a) Ariel
b) Juliet
c) Oberon
d) Titania

Uranus Quiz Questions with Answers

Wilhelm Herschel, German-British astronomer.

Wilhelm Herschel, German-British astronomer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who discovered Uranus?
c) William Herschel

2) John Flamsteed saw Uranus in 1690 and he thought it to be a star. What did he call it?
c) 34 Tauri

3) What did William Herschel name Uranus?
b) Georgium Sidus

4) Who is Uranus in mythology?
a) God of Heaven

5) Which is the brightest ring of Uranus?
b) Epsilon

6) What is the number of rings of Uranus?
d) Eleven

7) How many satellites of Uranus were discovered in 1986?
a) 10

8) Who discovered Belinda?
b) Voyager 2

9) After whom the satellites of Uranus are named?
c) Characters from the writings of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope

10) Which is the largest satellite of Uranus?
d) Titania

Irregular retrograde satellites of Uranus

Irregular retrograde satellites of Uranus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:32:16.