Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Sagan suggests that humans could live and thrive around what unusual type of star?
2. What does Sagan believe about weapons of mass destruction?
3. How old are the terrain features generated by Venus' volcanoes?
4. Sagan cautions that the beliefs he endorses could lead to an overabundance of what?
5. When does Sagan predict that anti-matter will be mass-manufactured?
Venus was once considered to be a "sister planet" to Earth, but is now known to be dramatically different from our own planet.
1) Discuss the characteristics of Venus, including the oddities in its climate, atmosphere, and surface.
2) Explain some of the similarities and differences between Earth and Venus and explain why this planet was once considered a "sister planet" to Earth.
3) Discuss Venus' unique place in the mythologies of ancient cultures around the world, as well as its unique positioning in the night sky as seen from Earth.
The geocentric theory of the solar system stated that the sun, the moon, and the planets orbit around the Earth. This world-view was formally endorsed for more than fifteen hundred years, but was eventually shattered by the heliocentric theory.
1) Explain the geocentric theory, including the details of its layout for the solar system and how it accounted for some of the abnormalities in the orbits of the planets.
2) Discuss the origin of this theory and how it came to be embraced by scholars and religious leaders alike.
3) Describe some of the shortcomings of this theory, according to Sagan's arguments.
Mars is Earth's nearest neighbor and the best candidate for human exploration and settlement.
1) Explain some of the characteristics of the planet Mars, including those that make it a good candidate for human colonization.
2) Discuss the indicators on Mars that suggest to Sagan that life could be found on the planet.
3) Describe the process that Sagan discusses which would be necessary to terraform Mars.
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