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Quiz: How much do you know about the planet Mars?

Test your knowledge.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, Nasa’s Mars Perseverance rover landed on the red planet to begin its search for traces of life. 

The mission is to explore and collect samples for future return to Earth from diverse ancient environments on Mars.

Over the course of several years, it will attempt to collect 30 rock and soil samples in sealed tubes, to be eventually sent back to Earth sometime in the 2030s for lab analysis.

So, let’s see how much you know about the red planet… 

Mars is the ___ planet from the sun?
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First
Second

Third
Fourth
What is the average temperature on Mars?
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-60 degrees Celsius
-13 degrees Celsius

16 degrees Celsius
21 degrees Celsius
How many moons does Mars have?
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1
2

3
4
Mars is larger than Venus. True or false?
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True
False
Mars is home to the highest mountain in our solar system, a volcano called…
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Doom Mons
Triton

Olympus Mons
Tharsis Rise
A year on Mars is how many Earth days long?
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365
687

294
712
The red planet is named after the Roman god Mars. What is he the god of?
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War
Peace

Love
Wisdom
95% of the atmosphere of Mars is made up of…
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Argon
Oxygen

Nitrogen
Carbon dioxide
Water has been discovered on Mars.
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True
False
And finally... who invented the Mars bar?
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Marcella Jones
Forrest Mars

Victoria B Mars
Marcel Reid
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Fintastic
Flippin good
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What are ewe doing?!
Baaaaaaad.
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