The Mars Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the Red Planet in science and popular culture?
Quiz by KingEureka
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Last updated: May 23, 2020
First submittedMay 11, 2020
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Mars is named after the Roman god of ____
War
Greek name of that Roman god
Ares
Two moons of Mars
Phobos
Deimos
Largest volcano in the Solar System
Olympus Mons
Compound that gives Mars a reddish appearance
Iron Oxide
Actor who was the main star of the 2015 movie "The Martian"
Matt Damon
Gas that composes 95.97% of Mars's thin atmosphere
Carbon Dioxide
Type of storm that sometimes encircles the entire planet
Dust Storm
It is predicted that in 35–50 million years Mars will gain one of these,
something that 4 of the 8 planets already have
a Ring
American company founded in 2002 with the goal of enabling the colonization of Mars
SpaceX
Spacecraft which performed the first successful flyby of Mars in 1965
Mariner 4
The Valles Marineris is a system of long and extremely deep ...
Canyons
First country to send a probe to the surface of Mars, in 1971
Soviet Union
The first functioning Mars probe, which landed in 1976
Viking 1
Looney Tunes character from Mars that wants to destroy Earth
Marvin the Martian
Term for the period of time it takes for Mars to rotate, about 24 hours and 39 minutes
Sol
Name of the NASA rover that is currently operating on Mars
Curiosity
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Level 53
May 27, 2020
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Level 78
May 24, 2020
Sand storm?
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Level 53
May 24, 2020
Accepted
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Level 65
May 24, 2020
Please can you accept "gorge" for canyon? Wikipedia says they're the same thing
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Level ∞
May 24, 2020
Sure.
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Level 83
Jun 4, 2020
I tried "trench(es)" and "valley(s)" first.
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Level 65
Jun 5, 2020
I also tried "trench." I know it's usually meant in the man-made sense, but I always think of the Marianas Trench, which comes to mind when conjuring the Martian trenches...or canyons.
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Level 51
Nov 26, 2020
I tried a lot of things, including canals, since that's something people speculated they were. Don't know why I never got round to canyon or gorge though
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Level 60
Nov 29, 2020
same
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Level 71
May 25, 2020
Sometimes it pays to be old enough to have seen the space programs from 1957 to present and witnessed all the achievements.
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Level 78
Jun 4, 2020
Yes, unless like me, you can no longer remember what you ate for breakfast some days.
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Level 79
May 25, 2020
Eeesh, only got 8. Had higher hopes for this one, considering it's my mother-in-law's home planet.
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Level 58
Jun 8, 2020
That would be Venus, I think.
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Level 67
May 26, 2020
Learned very much from this quiz, thank you. I hope you make a series about all the planets. :)
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Level 53
May 27, 2020
Great To Hear! I've already made the Saturn Quiz, And am now on Venus
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Level 81
Sep 12, 2020
How's the weather there? I heard it gets hot.
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Level 65
Jun 5, 2020
Agreed. This quiz was sweet.
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Level 81
Jun 4, 2020
I like the length of Martian days better than Earth days. My natural sleep schedule on Earth seems to be on a roughly 25 hour cycle which causes problems.
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Level 83
Jun 4, 2020
I really wanted one of the rovers to be named Red Rover ;)
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Level 81
Jun 6, 2020
Also, too Mars-centric. Impossible to know any of these answers if you like in the UK.
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Level 67
Jul 18, 2020
Can C2O be an acceptable type-in?
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Level 53
Jul 18, 2020
Sure, when we find Dicarbon Monoxide on Mars, we'll do it.

As of Now, No.

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Level 65
Nov 23, 2020
Ha ha.
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Level 18
Jan 17, 2021
Very Bad Quality

1 star.