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.
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.
Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and the most Earth-like of all of the moons in the solar system, making it a good candidate for finding extraterrestrial life.
1) Describe the characteristics of the moon Titan, including a discussion of its atmosphere and hydrocarbon lakes.
2) Assess the specific characteristics of the moon that make it suitable for life.
3) Discuss Sagan's personal involvement in the study of Titan, its importance to him, and why he believes the moon warrants further study.
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