What Do You Know About Mars?

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What Do You Know About Mars? - Quiz

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, second smallest planet in the solar system. It is the second planet that closely seems to accommodate the human species. Try out these quiz and see how much you much.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What Is the position of Mars in the solar System?

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      3rd

    • D.

      4th

    Correct Answer
    D. 4th
    Explanation
    Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system.

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  • 2. 

    What is the Mars planet mostly called?

    • A.

      The Mysterious Planet

    • B.

      The Great Planet

    • C.

      The Red Planet

    • D.

      The Big Planet

    Correct Answer
    C. The Red Planet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Red Planet" because Mars is often referred to as the Red Planet due to its reddish appearance. This is caused by iron oxide (rust) on its surface, giving it a distinct red color.

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  • 3. 

    The Mars Planet has how many moons?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 because Mars has two moons named Phobos and Deimos. These moons were discovered by American astronomer Asaph Hall in 1877. Phobos is the larger moon, while Deimos is smaller. Both moons are irregularly shaped and are thought to be captured asteroids.

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  • 4. 

    What is the atmospheric temperature range of Mars?

    • A.

      Hot

    • B.

      Cold

    • C.

      Very hot

    • D.

      Not too hot or too cold

    Correct Answer
    D. Not too hot or too cold
    Explanation
    Mars has a wide range of temperatures, but it is not too hot or too cold compared to other celestial bodies. The average temperature on Mars is around -80 degrees Fahrenheit (-62 degrees Celsius), which is extremely cold. However, during the warmest part of the day at the equator, temperatures can reach up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). Overall, Mars has a temperature range that is relatively moderate compared to other planets, making it not too hot or too cold.

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  • 5. 

    What year was Mars discovered?

    • A.

      1543

    • B.

      1659

    • C.

      1770

    • D.

      1790

    Correct Answer
    B. 1659
    Explanation
    In 1659, Mars was discovered. This means that before this year, Mars was not known or recognized as a distinct celestial body. The discovery of Mars in 1659 would have been a significant event in the field of astronomy, as it expanded our understanding of the solar system and the planets within it.

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  • 6. 

    What is Mars distance from the earth?

    • A.

      76.2 Million kilometers

    • B.

      66.7 million kilometers

    • C.

      54.6 million kilometers

    • D.

      98.0 million kilometers

    Correct Answer
    C. 54.6 million kilometers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 54.6 million kilometers. This is the average distance between Mars and Earth when they are at their closest point in their respective orbits around the sun. The distance between the two planets can vary greatly depending on their positions in their orbits, but on average, it is about 54.6 million kilometers.

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  • 7. 

    How long can it take you to travel to Mars from Earth in light speed?

    • A.

      16.2 Light minutes

    • B.

      14.1 Light minutes

    • C.

      11.8 Light Minutes

    • D.

      12.5 Light Minutes

    Correct Answer
    D. 12.5 Light Minutes
    Explanation
    The distance between Earth and Mars varies depending on their positions in their respective orbits. On average, the distance is about 225 million kilometers. Since light travels at a speed of approximately 300,000 kilometers per second, it would take about 12.5 minutes for light to travel from Earth to Mars. Therefore, the correct answer is 12.5 Light Minutes.

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  • 8. 

    Mars was named after a Roman what?

    • A.

      King

    • B.

      Prince

    • C.

      War god

    • D.

      Emperor

    Correct Answer
    C. War god
    Explanation
    Mars was named after a Roman war god. In Roman mythology, Mars was the god of war and was considered one of the most important deities. He was worshipped by the Romans as the protector of soldiers and the state. The planet Mars was named after him because of its reddish appearance, which was associated with bloodshed and warfare. The name Mars symbolizes the planet's association with aggression and conflict, reflecting the Roman war god's attributes.

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  • 9. 

    How much is Mars’ diameter in comparison with the earth’s diameter?

    • A.

      Twice the earth’s diameter

    • B.

      Equal with the earth’s diameter

    • C.

      Half the earth’s diameter  

    • D.

      Four times the earth’s diameter

    Correct Answer
    C. Half the earth’s diameter  
    Explanation
    Mars' diameter is half the earth's diameter. This means that Mars is smaller than Earth in terms of size.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these fields is absent in Mars?

    • A.

      Electric

    • B.

      Magnetic

    • C.

      Gravitational

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Magnetic
    Explanation
    Mars does not have a magnetic field. Unlike Earth, Mars does not have a global magnetic field generated by a dynamo effect in its core. This absence of a magnetic field has significant implications for the planet's atmosphere and potential for supporting life. Without a magnetic field, Mars is more vulnerable to the harsh solar wind, which can strip away its atmosphere over time.

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