Which Terrestrial Planet? Quiz Stats

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Which terrestrial planet shares its name with a chemical element? Mercury
92.7%
Venus
0.5%
Earth
0.8%
Mars
0.2%
Which terrestrial planet is the only one known to harbor life? Earth
92.6%
Mercury
0.5%
Venus
0.4%
Mars
1%
Which terrestrial planet is named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty? Venus
91.8%
Mercury
1.2%
Earth
0.5%
Mars
0.9%
Which terrestrial planet is the only one to have had a human on its surface? Earth
91.8%
Mercury
0.4%
Venus
0.3%
Mars
1.9%
Which terrestrial planet is known for its distinctive red color? Mars
91.5%
Mercury
1.4%
Venus
1.3%
Earth
0.1%
Which terrestrial planet shares its name with a candy company and its signature bar? Mars
91.3%
Mercury
1.7%
Venus
0.8%
Earth
0.3%
Which terrestrial planet is closest to the Sun? Mercury
91.2%
Venus
1.5%
Earth
0.6%
Mars
1%
Which terrestrial planet is NOT named for a Roman god or goddess? Earth
91.1%
Mercury
2%
Venus
0.7%
Mars
0.8%
Which terrestrial planet is the only one to have liquid water? Earth
90.9%
Mercury
0.6%
Venus
0.8%
Mars
2%
Which terrestrial planet shares its astronomical symbol with the 'female' biological symbol? Venus
90.4%
Mercury
1.6%
Earth
1.4%
Mars
0.9%
Which terrestrial planet was once believed to be the center of the Solar System, around which all other objects rotated? Earth
89.4%
Mercury
1.8%
Venus
1.6%
Mars
1.3%
Which terrestrial planet is named for the Roman god of war? Mars
88.6%
Mercury
3.5%
Venus
1.7%
Earth
0.3%
Which terrestrial planet shares its name with the former lead singer of Queen? Mercury
87.4%
Venus
4.1%
Earth
1.4%
Mars
1.5%
Which terrestrial planet shared its name with a Ford automobile line until 2011? Mercury
86.3%
Venus
4.8%
Earth
0.5%
Mars
2.7%
Which terrestrial planet is smallest? Mercury
86.2%
Venus
4.3%
Earth
0.9%
Mars
2.8%
Which terrestrial planet was the home planet of the extra-terrestrial invaders in H.G. Wells' 'The War of the Worlds?' Mars
85.8%
Mercury
1.5%
Venus
3.8%
Earth
3%
Which terrestrial planet has an orbital period (year) of approximately 365.25 Earth days? Earth
84.4%
Mercury
1.3%
Venus
4.5%
Mars
3.8%
Which terrestrial planet is currently hosting 'Opportunity' and 'Curiosity' on its surface? Mars
83.4%
Mercury
2.5%
Venus
3.9%
Earth
4.2%
Which terrestrial planet is named for the Roman messenger of the gods? Mercury
82.7%
Venus
3.7%
Earth
0.3%
Mars
7.6%
Which terrestrial planet has an orbital period (year) of approximately 88 Earth days? Mercury
81.3%
Venus
8.9%
Earth
0.3%
Mars
3.5%
Which terrestrial planet is home to Olympus Mons, the highest mountain on a planet in the Solar System? Mars
79.9%
Mercury
3.4%
Venus
9.6%
Earth
1.3%
Which terrestrial planet's surface features are primarily named for historical and mythological women? Venus
78.2%
Mercury
2.6%
Earth
1.9%
Mars
11.4%
Which terrestrial planet shares its astronomical symbol with the 'male' biological symbol? Mars
77.1%
Mercury
10.1%
Venus
3.5%
Earth
3.7%
Which terrestrial planet is known for its occasional massive dust storms which can cover the entire surface? Mars
77%
Mercury
4.7%
Venus
11.7%
Earth
0.6%
Which terrestrial planet has an orbital period (year) of approximately 686.9 Earth days? Mars
76.5%
Mercury
5%
Venus
12.2%
Earth
0.5%
Which terrestrial planet is sometimes referred to with the adjective 'Terran?' Earth
76.2%
Mercury
3.3%
Venus
3.2%
Mars
11.3%
Which terrestrial planet shares its name with a hit song by Shocking Blue and Bananarama? Venus
73.1%
Mercury
8.9%
Earth
4.7%
Mars
7.2%
Which terrestrial planet has two main moons, Phobos and Deimos? Mars
72.8%
Mercury
5.2%
Venus
16.1%
Earth
0.4%
Which terrestrial planet owes its distinctive cloud cover to a runaway greenhouse effect? Venus
69.4%
Mercury
4%
Earth
16.9%
Mars
4.1%
Which terrestrial planet has virtually no atmosphere? Mercury
69%
Venus
8.1%
Earth
0.3%
Mars
16.7%
Which terrestrial planet has a moon that is one-quarter the diameter of its planet (the largest in relation to its planet)? Earth
65%
Mercury
10.4%
Venus
8%
Mars
10.8%
Which terrestrial planet has the densest atmosphere? Venus
62%
Mercury
7.7%
Earth
19.8%
Mars
5%
Which terrestrial planet is also the name of one of the four classical elements? Earth
61.8%
Mercury
31.4%
Venus
0.6%
Mars
0.5%
Which terrestrial planet has the most extreme variances in temperature, varying between 100 K and 700 K based on location and time? Mercury
56.3%
Venus
23.5%
Earth
1.5%
Mars
12.9%
Which terrestrial planet rotates in the opposite direction of other planets? Venus
51.4%
Mercury
33.4%
Earth
4.4%
Mars
5.2%
Which terrestrial planet is sometimes referred to with the adjective 'Cytherean?' Venus
47%
Mercury
27.9%
Earth
5.3%
Mars
13.8%
Which terrestrial planet has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar System? Venus
46%
Mercury
26.4%
Earth
1.1%
Mars
20.8%
Which terrestrial planet is the hottest in the Solar System, with a mean temperature of 735 K? Venus
44.5%
Mercury
47.2%
Earth
0.3%
Mars
2.3%
Which terrestrial planet was last visited by a satellite in 2015 (MESSENGER)? Mercury
33.1%
Venus
25.2%
Earth
0.7%
Mars
35.3%
Which terrestrial planet is the Solar System's densest (based on mean density)? Earth
26.6%
Mercury
35.5%
Venus
23.3%
Mars
9%

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