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Unformatted text preview: S URVEY OF A STRONOMY 806243 Name: _________________________ Quiz Score: /10 = _______% Section: _________________________ ASTRONOMY 806-243 QUIZ 12 ________ 1. This planet is the smallest of the terrestrial planets. It has a very old cratered surface, a weak magnetic field, and tidally locked rotation. a) Mercury b) Venus c) Earth d) Mars ________ 2. This planet is the home of Olympus Mons and Valley Marineris. It has no magnetic field and a very thin CO 2 atmosphere. a) Mercury b) Venus c) Earth d) Mars ________ 3. This planet has a dense CO 2 atmosphere, retrograde rotation, and a runaway greenhouse effect. a) Mercury b) Venus c) Earth d) Mars ________ 4. Because Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, it is also the hottest planet. a) True b) False ________ 5. Which of the following statements about the moon is not true? a) The moon is geologically dead. b) The lunar maria are about 3.5 billion years old....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ASTRO 107 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '08 term at MATC Madison.
- Spring '08