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1. When imaged in visible light Venus appears like ______ rather than ______.

___ a) Venus ... Mars
___ b) an asteroid ... a terrestrial planet
___ c) Mars ... Venus
___ d) a gas dwarf ... a rocky planet


2. The clouds on Venus are made of

___ a) nitrogen
___ b) carbon dioxide
___ c) steam
___ d) water
___ e) sulfuric acid


3. The geology of Venus is predominantly

___ a) Basalt
___ b) Andesite
___ c) Picrite


4. Basalt is what type of rock?

___ a) Igneous
___ b) Sedimentary
___ c) Metamorphic


5. The rocks on Venus are mostly

___ a) from volcanoes
___ b) associated with plate tectonics
___ c) from the seabed of a now non-existent ocean


6. The rocky surface of the planet Venus can be detected when Venus is observed using infrared astronomy.

___ a) TRUE
___ b) FALSE


7. When Venus is viewed in the ultraviolet, its color appears brownish.

___ a) TRUE
___ b) FALSE


8. Moldavite is a mineral that may be associated with what radiation astronomy phenomenon?

___ a) evidence that Venus was once a comet
___ b) lightening strikes
___ c) predicting when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt
___ d) meteorite impacts and fireballs


9. According to Wikipedia, a "mineral" is a naturally occurring solid that

___ a) contains carbon
___ b) is heterogeneous
___ c) is by a chemical formula
___ d) does not contain carbon
___ e) has useful value


10. Which types of radiation astronomy directly observe the rocky-object surface of Venus?

___ a) radio astronomy
___ b) infrared astronomy
___ c) ultraviolet astronomy
___ d) visual astronomy
___ e) X-ray astronomy


11. One reason that Venus's atmosphere has more carbon dioxide than Earth's is that

___ a) Venus has a lower magnetic field that disassociates carbon dioxide
___ b) Venus is exposed to a stronger solar wind strips away the other gasses
___ c) the mass of Venus is slightly higher
___ d) Venus was too hot for oceans that could absorb the carbon dioxide


12. The surface temperature of Venus is about

___ a) 150 Fahrenheit (340 Kelvin or 66 Celsius)
___ b) 450 Fahrenheit (500 Kelvin or 66 Celsius)
___ c) 850 Fahrenheit (730 Kelvin or 230 Celsius)


13. The Venetian atmosphere consists of mostly carbon dioxide and

___ a) helium
___ b) oxygen
___ c) nitrogen
___ d) hydrogen
___ e) sulfuric acid


Key to AstroVenus_Study-v1s1

1. When imaged in visible light Venus appears like ______ rather than ______.

- a) Venus ... Mars
- b) an asteroid ... a terrestrial planet
- c) Mars ... Venus
+ d) a gas dwarf ... a rocky planet


2. The clouds on Venus are made of

- a) nitrogen
- b) carbon dioxide
- c) steam
- d) water
+ e) sulfuric acid


3. The geology of Venus is predominantly

+ a) Basalt
- b) Andesite
- c) Picrite


4. Basalt is what type of rock?

+ a) Igneous
- b) Sedimentary
- c) Metamorphic


5. The rocks on Venus are mostly

+ a) from volcanoes
- b) associated with plate tectonics
- c) from the seabed of a now non-existent ocean


6. The rocky surface of the planet Venus can be detected when Venus is observed using infrared astronomy.

- a) TRUE
+ b) FALSE


7. When Venus is viewed in the ultraviolet, its color appears brownish.

- a) TRUE
+ b) FALSE


8. Moldavite is a mineral that may be associated with what radiation astronomy phenomenon?

- a) evidence that Venus was once a comet
- b) lightening strikes
- c) predicting when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt
+ d) meteorite impacts and fireballs


9. According to Wikipedia, a "mineral" is a naturally occurring solid that

- a) contains carbon
- b) is heterogeneous
+ c) is by a chemical formula
- d) does not contain carbon
- e) has useful value


10. Which types of radiation astronomy directly observe the rocky-object surface of Venus?

+ a) radio astronomy
- b) infrared astronomy
- c) ultraviolet astronomy
- d) visual astronomy
- e) X-ray astronomy


11. One reason that Venus's atmosphere has more carbon dioxide than Earth's is that

- a) Venus has a lower magnetic field that disassociates carbon dioxide
- b) Venus is exposed to a stronger solar wind strips away the other gasses
- c) the mass of Venus is slightly higher
+ d) Venus was too hot for oceans that could absorb the carbon dioxide


12. The surface temperature of Venus is about

+ a) 150 Fahrenheit (340 Kelvin or 66 Celsius)
+ b) 450 Fahrenheit (500 Kelvin or 66 Celsius)
+ c) 850 Fahrenheit (730 Kelvin or 230 Celsius)


13. The Venetian atmosphere consists of mostly carbon dioxide and

- a) helium
- b) oxygen
+ c) nitrogen
- d) hydrogen
- e) sulfuric acid


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