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Terraforming: Quiz


Question 1: The term was coined by Jack Williamson in a science-fiction story ("Collision Orbit") published during 1942 in ________,[1] but the concept may pre-date this work.
Science fiction magazineAsimov's Science FictionAmazing StoriesAnalog Science Fiction and Fact

Question 2: On Earth, this process is counteracted when ________ works to cause volcanic eruptions that vent carbon dioxide back to the atmosphere.
Plate tectonicsNatureNorth American PlateGeology

Question 3: Once conditions become more suitable for ________, the importation of microbial life could begin.

Question 4: ________ is considered by many to be the most likely candidate for terraformation.
Water on MarsDeimos (moon)Phobos (moon)Mars

Question 5: Also, Olaf Stapledon's ________ (1930) provides the first example in fiction in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the process.
Odd JohnDarkness and the LightLast and First MenStar Maker

Question 6: During 1984, ________ and Michael Allaby published The Greening of Mars.
Ozone depletionEarthGaia hypothesisJames Lovelock

Question 7: [3] However, later discoveries about the conditions on ________ made this particular approach impossible.
JupiterVenusMarsMercury (planet)

Question 8: As this process removed ________ from the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect would be reduced until surface temperatures dropped to "comfortable" levels.
Carbon sinkCarbon dioxideCarbon cycleGreenhouse gas

Question 9: It includes only those macroengineering concepts that deal with the alteration of some global parameter, such as the greenhouse effect, atmospheric composition, ________ or impact flux.
SunlightInsolationSeasonDirect insolation

Question 10: ________ strikes are a particular concern because without any external atmosphere they would reach the surface before burning up.
MeteoriteImpact eventMeteoroidNear-Earth object


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