Mars Explorer Quiz

23 cards
, 76 answers
00:00
Apr 23, 2016
  • This training drill is taken from “Mission: Mars” by Pascal Lee.
    1. At what altitude will your Lander enter Mars’ atmosphere?
      • 80 mi (129 km)
      • 100 mi (161 km)
      • 90 mi (145 km)

    2. A Mars analog is located on Mars.
      • true
      • false

    3. Where in your Mars ship should you hide at times of extra-heavy radiation?
      • service module
      • radiation shelter
      • Mars lander

    4. On which level of the Halo will you find your bedroom?
      • middle deck
      • upper deck
      • lower deck

    5. Mars is the  . . . 
      fourth
      planet from the Sun.
      • sixth
      • eighth
      • third
      • fourth

    6. The word  . . . 
      terraform
      means to transform Mars into something earthlike.
      • superplant
      • waterlog
      • terraform
      • extremophile

    7.  . . . 
      Olympus Mons
      is the tallest mountain in the solar system.
      • Olympus Mons
      • Mount Everest
      • Mons Huygens
      • Vinson Massif

    8. The  . . . 
      crust
      is the outermost layer of Mars.
      • center
      • core
      • mantle
      • crust

    9. You will arrive at Mars at the same time as the Mars cargo ships.
      • true
      • false

    10. How fast do radio signals travel?
      • speed of light
        light — 186,000 mi per second, or about 300,000 km per second
      • 10% slower than speed of light
      • 2% faster than speed of light

    11. What’s the power source for your exploration rovers?
      • sunlight
      • fuel cells
      • wind

    12. The atmosphere of Mars consists mostly of  . . . 
      carbon dioxide
      .
      • carbon dioxide
      • oxygen
      • nitrous oxide
      • helium

    13. What are Phobos and Deimos?
      • the two moons of Mars
      • the two craters on Mars
      • the two canyons on Mars

    14. Why is the dust on Mars red?
      • It contains rust.
      • It contains red mineral.
      • It contains red algae.

    15. Which of the following can’t you find on Mars today?
      • sand
      • ice
      • atmosphere
      • oceans

    16. What’s one of the biggest challenges in designing a spacesuit for Mars?
      • It has to be heavy to prevent astronauts from floating away.
      • It must also work as a SCUBA
        SCUBA (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus)
        device.
      • It needs to double as a hovercraft.
      • It must be lightweight and easy to move in.

    17. Which of the following places on Earth makes a bad Mars analog?
      • Antarctica
      • Mojave Desert
      • The Arctic
      • Amazon Rainforest

    18. If you could drill 100 mi (161 km) down from the surface of Mars, which layer of the planet would you reach?
      • mantle
      • core
      • crust

    19. What is the term for hardy microbes that can survive in extreme environment?
      • extremophiles
      • neutrophiles
      • mesophiles

    20. The SLS
      Space Launch System
      cargo rocket is larger than the Saturn V rocket.
      • true
      • false

    21.  . . . 
      Phobos and Deimos
      are the two moons of Mars.
      • Romeo and Juliet
      • Phobos and Deimos
      • Mercury and Venus
      • Asaph and Hall

    22. How much taller is Olympus Mons compared to Mount Everest?
      • about 8.5 mi (13.7 km)
      • about 7.5 mi (12 km)
      • about 9.5 mi (15.3 km)

    23. If a person weighs 150 lbs (68 kg) on Earth, about how heavy would he or she feel on mars? (Use this formula
      this formula —Weight on Earth * 0.38
      to find out).
      • 9 lbs (4 kg)
      • 300 lbs (136 kg)
      • 57 lbs (26 kg)
      • 150 lbs (68 kg)