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1.
Giovanni Schiaparelli 1877
Lowell circa 1914.
These drawings by Schiaparelli and Lowell were ultimately shown to be:



___ a) optical illusions
___ b) rift valleys
___ c) subduction zones
___ d) rilles
___ e) slip faults


2. Antipodal to the Tharsis bulge is

___ a) What Wikipedia contends IS an active volcano
___ b) What Wikipedia contends MIGHT BE an impact basin
___ c) What Wikipedia contends MIGHT BE an active volcano
___ d) What Wikipedia contends IS an impact basin
___ e) the northern lowlands


3.
Martian lobate feature
The lobate feature shown in the figure is evidence of


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___ a) lava flow
___ b) wind erosion
___ c) dust storms
___ d) plate tectonics
___ e) water flow


4. The Martian dichotomy separates

___ a) the crust from the mantle
___ b) the rift valley from the volcanoes
___ c) the highlands from the lowlands
___ d) the Tharsus buldge from Hellas basin
___ e) Valles Marineris from Olympus Mons


5. According to Wikipedia, ______ was formed due to swelling of the Tharsis bulge which caused the crust to collapse

___ a) the southern lowlands
___ b) Valles Marineris
___ c) Elysium
___ d) the northern lowlands
___ e) Hellas basin


6.
gray hematite
What is this hematite?


___ a) evidence that Mars now has active volcanoes
___ b) evidence that Mars once had oceans
___ c) evidence that Mars once had active volcanoes
___ d) controversial evidence that Mars once had life
___ e) irrefutable evidence that Mars once had life


7. The polar ice caps on Mars are ___

___ a) mostly water
___ b) a nearly equal mix of water and carbon dioxide
___ c) caused by geysers
___ d) actually clouds above the surface of Mars
___ e) mostly carbon dioxide


8. Liquid water cannot exist on Mars due to ___

___ a) high temperature
___ b) low pressure
___ c) low temperature
___ d) high pressure
___ e) the solar wind


9.
magnified Martian meteorite
What is at the center of this magnified image of a Martian meteorite? fragment?


___ a) evidence that Mars once had oceans
___ b) controversial evidence that Mars once had life
___ c) evidence that Mars once had active volcanoes
___ d) irrefutable evidence that Mars once had life
___ e) evidence that Mars now has active volcanoes


Key to AstroMars_Study-v1s1

1.
Giovanni Schiaparelli 1877
Lowell circa 1914.
These drawings by Schiaparelli and Lowell were ultimately shown to be:



+ a) optical illusions
- b) rift valleys
- c) subduction zones
- d) rilles
- e) slip faults


2. Antipodal to the Tharsis bulge is

- a) What Wikipedia contends IS an active volcano
- b) What Wikipedia contends MIGHT BE an impact basin
- c) What Wikipedia contends MIGHT BE an active volcano
+ d) What Wikipedia contends IS an impact basin
- e) the northern lowlands


3.
Martian lobate feature
The lobate feature shown in the figure is evidence of


}
+ a) lava flow
- b) wind erosion
- c) dust storms
- d) plate tectonics
- e) water flow


4. The Martian dichotomy separates

- a) the crust from the mantle
- b) the rift valley from the volcanoes
+ c) the highlands from the lowlands
- d) the Tharsus buldge from Hellas basin
- e) Valles Marineris from Olympus Mons


5. According to Wikipedia, ______ was formed due to swelling of the Tharsis bulge which caused the crust to collapse

- a) the southern lowlands
+ b) Valles Marineris
- c) Elysium
- d) the northern lowlands
- e) Hellas basin


6.
gray hematite
What is this hematite?


- a) evidence that Mars now has active volcanoes
+ b) evidence that Mars once had oceans
- c) evidence that Mars once had active volcanoes
- d) controversial evidence that Mars once had life
- e) irrefutable evidence that Mars once had life


7. The polar ice caps on Mars are ___

+ a) mostly water
- b) a nearly equal mix of water and carbon dioxide
- c) caused by geysers
- d) actually clouds above the surface of Mars
- e) mostly carbon dioxide


8. Liquid water cannot exist on Mars due to ___

- a) high temperature
+ b) low pressure
- c) low temperature
- d) high pressure
- e) the solar wind


9.
magnified Martian meteorite
What is at the center of this magnified image of a Martian meteorite? fragment?


- a) evidence that Mars once had oceans
+ b) controversial evidence that Mars once had life
- c) evidence that Mars once had active volcanoes
- d) irrefutable evidence that Mars once had life
- e) evidence that Mars now has active volcanoes


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Study guide
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More questions

  1. The canali sketched by Giovanni Schiaparelli and Lowell (1877-1914) were subsequently shown to be ___________________
  2. What does "antipodal" mean?
  3. Do a google search for the distinction between "site" and "situation" in geography (Wikipedia has nothing). According to the Wikipedia Mars excerpts, where is the largest known impact crater on Mars situated? (Use the word "antipodal".)
  4. According to Astronomy_college_course/Mars, where is the largest possible impact crater on Mars?
  5. What is the Tharsis region? (on tests it will be called the Tharsis bulge -- know that word passively)
  6. What does it mean to say that a planet is differentiated? Is Mars differentiated?