Life on Mars: 10 questions

  1. Who had a hit with the song “Life on Mars” in 1971?
  2. And who played the main character in the television series of the same name from 2006 to 2007, in which a modern day policeman travels back in time to the 1970s after a car accident?
  3. In which decade was the Mars Bar first sold?
  4. What was Mars the Roman God of?
  5. What was the name of the band formed by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala in 2001 after the breakup of their previous band, At The Drive In?
  6. What is the name of the NASA rover launched to Mars in 2011, with the aim of exploring the Gale Crater? It was initially expected to have a lifespan of 2 years, but is still functioning and sending back information to Earth.
  7. How is Peter Gene Hernandez, an American singer-songwriter, better known?
  8. H.G. Wells wrote “The War of the Worlds”, a classic account of the invasion of Earth by Martians. Which musician wrote a concept album based on the book in 1976, which included the classic track “Forever Autumn”?
  9.  What is the highest mountain on Mars?
  10. Which public green space in Paris, located between the Eiffel Tower and École Militaire, has hosted five World Fairs and will also host the beach volleyball events at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Who had a hit with the song “Life on Mars” in 1971?
    A: David Bowie (the ever reliable Pushing Ahead of the Dame blog tells you all you need to know about this, and every other Bowie song, here)
  2. And who played the main character in the television series of the same name from 2006 to 2007, in which a modern day policeman travels back in time to the 1970s after a car accident?
    A: John Simm
  3. In which decade was the Mars Bar first sold?
    A: 1930s
  4. What was Mars the Roman God of?
    A: War (also accept Agriculture, as Mars was also considered to have power over this as well)
  5. What was the name of the band formed by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala in 2001 after the breakup of their previous band, At The Drive In?
    A: The Mars Volta
  6. What is the name of the NASA rover launched to Mars in 2011, with the aim of exploring the Gale Crater? It was initially expected to have a lifespan of 2 years, but is still functioning and sending back information to Earth.
    A: Curiosity
  7. How is Peter Gene Hernandez, an American singer-songwriter, better known?
    A: Bruno Mars
  8. H.G. Wells wrote “The War of the Worlds”, a classic account of the invasion of Earth by Martians. Which musician wrote a concept album based on the book in 1976, which included the classic track “Forever Autumn”?
    A: Jeff Wayne
  9.  What is the highest mountain on Mars?
    A: Olympus Mons
  10. Which public green space in Paris, located between the Eiffel Tower and École Militaire, has hosted five World Fairs and will also host the beach volleyball events at the 2024 Paris Olympics?
    A: Champ de Mars

 

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