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Astrogeology/Quiz

This is a false color image of Venus produced from a global radar view of the surface by the Magellan probe while radar imaging between 1990-1994. Credit: NASA.

Astrogeology is a lecture about the application of geology to astronomical rocky-objects.

You are free to take this quiz based on the lecture at any time.

Once you’ve read and studied the lecture itself, the links contained within, listed under See also, External links, and in the {{radiation astronomy resources}} and {{geology resources}} templates you should have adequate background to score 100 %.

Suggestion: Have the lecture available in a separate window.

The quiz can also be taken repetitively to improve your score.

Enjoy learning by doing!

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1

Complete the text:

When imaged in visible light Venus appears like a gas

rather than a

planet.

2

Which of the following is not a natural phenomenon associated with the planet Mars?

iron oxide
the MESSENGER spacecraft
water
meteorites on Earth
Olympus Mons
climate

3

True or False, Mars may have suffered asteroid impacts.

TRUE
FALSE

4

A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

5

True or False, Callisto's surface is uniformly colored but is not uniform in craters.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Observations of Io have benefited greatly from what phenomenon?

a dense, opaque atmosphere
lightning
extensive meteorite cratering
a flattening out
liquid hydrocarbon lakes
the reflected light of allotropes and compounds of sulfur

7

Which of the following is a phenomenon associated historically with Titania?

Jupiter
a large, trenchlike feature
a relatively light surface
few or no canyons and scarps
very few impact craters
helium ice

8

Phenomena associated with Kepler-36b?

has a gaseous surface
about 30% of its mass is iron
about 4.5 times the mass of Earth
has a rocky surface
discovered by the Kepler spacecraft
about 1.5 times as large as the Earth

9

True or False, The purpose of a treatment group in astrogeology is to describe natural processes or phenomena for the first time relative to a control group.

TRUE
FALSE

10

The process of bombardment-induced surface alteration or damage is called.

11

True or False, The XRS aboard the MESSENGER spacecraft maps mineral composition.

TRUE
FALSE

12

Which geological phenomena are associated with Earth?

lava-spewing volcanoes
sulfur volcanoes
plate tectonics
water oceans
liquid methane oceans
silicate minerals

13

Evidence that demonstrates that a model or idea versus a control group is feasible in astrogeology is called a

.


HypothesesEdit

  1. Anything geologically discovered about any astronomical object may be discovered about the Earth.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit