The Venus Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the planet Venus in science and popular culture?
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Last updated: June 10, 2020
First submittedMay 10, 2014
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Gas making up 96% of Venus's atmosphere
Carbon dioxide
Why Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system
Greenhouse effect
The adjective form of Mars is Martian. What is the adjective form of Venus?
Venusian
Greek name of the Roman god Venus
Aphrodite
Venus is the only planet that can be seen from earth in ...
Broad daylight
Term for Venus when it appears in the east just before sunrise
The Morning Star
Latin term for the above, meaning "light bringer", associated with a fallen angel
Lucifer
Greek term for the same thing, today the name of the element with symbol P
Phosphorus
Term for the rare occurences when Venus passes directly between the Earth and Sun
Transit of Venus
Sea captain who sailed to Tahiti to observe one of the above in 1768
Captain Cook
U.S. probe that swung by Venus in 1962, the first successful interplanetary mission
Mariner 2
Country who landed the first probe on the surface of Venus in 1975
Soviet Union
The symbol for Venus ♀ is also a symbol of ...
The female sex
Part of Venus where it is thought that microorganisms might live
Atmosphere
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Level 74
Jun 10, 2020
Spelling: adjectival. "Adjectival" is itself an adjective - "adjective" is a noun!
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Level 69
Jun 10, 2020
Congratulations on feature #5!
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Level 44
Jun 11, 2020
Felicits!
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Level 79
Jun 10, 2020
Good quiz, but included nothing about Shocking Blue or Bananarama. I'm a bit disappointed.
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Level 77
Jun 10, 2020
Or Frankie Avalon.
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Level 78
Jul 4, 2020
He was one of my teen heartthrobs. I had that album and would put it on before going to sleep. Thanks for reminding me.
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Level 77
Jun 10, 2020
Or tennis.
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Level 45
Jun 11, 2020
Venerian needs to be accepted.
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Level 73
Jun 11, 2020
I promise I am not trying to start a brouhaha, but shouldn't woman be accepted for the symbol question?
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Level 73
Jun 12, 2020
What? Nothing about Anaïs Nin's book?
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Level 64
Jun 14, 2020
5 points thanks to Cosmos.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2020
Too little time imo, didn't get to the last couple of questions. And I think the "in broad daylight question" is too em broad. Could be anything, I tried the sky and europe, then gave up because there were too many possibilities to finish that sentence.
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Level 58
Jun 22, 2020
it's a property that isn't shared with other planets, so it can't be the sky or Europe, as all planets are visible in the sky and from anywhere in the world. But this question could be phrased a little better and should include 'in the naked eye', because Jupiter and Saturn can be seen quite easily in broad daylight if you have a telescope and know exactly where to look.
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Level 58
Jun 22, 2020
Luci-fer and Phos-phorus, the bearers of light... how did I never realize this before? great quiz btw!
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Level 66
Jul 4, 2020
Actually the greek term for lucifer is eosphoros, eos being the purple-blue light of dawn.
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Level 65
Jul 4, 2020
Can you accept 'Venutian' (an alternative spelling)?
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Level 70
Jul 4, 2020
It is possible to see Jupiter with the naked eye in broad daylight as well. It's hard to see and you have to know exactly where to look, but I have seen it. It was a time when the moon, Jupiter, and Venus were very close to each other in the sky.
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Level 70
Jul 4, 2020
Please change the Greek “God” question to a Greek “Goddess” question. Thank you
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2020
Great quiz. Really makes you think!