The Great Planetary Defense Quiz

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Welcome to "The Great Planetary Defense" quiz! Embark on an exciting journey to explore the fascinating world of safeguarding our planet and the cosmos from potential cosmic threats.
In this quiz, you will test your knowledge about planetary defense and the measures taken to protect our world from asteroid and comet impacts. Delve into the strategies, technologies, and missions designed to detect, track, and deflect near-Earth objects.
Prepare to answer multiple-choice questions that will challenge your understanding of planetary defense concepts. Learn about space agencies responsible for monitoring near-Earth objects, the methods used for deflection, and the significance of impact events in Read moreour planet's history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is planetary defense?

    • A.

      Protecting planets from climate change

    • B.

      Preventing asteroid and comet impacts

    • C.

      Ensuring peace among planets

    • D.

      Defending against alien invasions

    Correct Answer
    B. Preventing asteroid and comet impacts
  • 2. 

    What is the name of the space agency responsible for tracking near-Earth objects?

    • A.

      NASA

    • B.

      ESA

    • C.

      Roscosmos

    • D.

      SpaceX

    Correct Answer
    A. NASA
  • 3. 

    What is the main method for deflecting a potentially hazardous asteroid?

    • A.

      Nuclear explosion

    • B.

      Laser beams

    • C.

      Gravity tractor

    • D.

      Giant net

    Correct Answer
    C. Gravity tractor
  • 4. 

    Which famous impact event is believed to have caused the extinction of dinosaurs?

    • A.

      Tunguska event

    • B.

      Chicxulub impact

    • C.

      Barringer Crater

    • D.

      Meteor Crater

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicxulub impact
  • 5. 

    What is the Torino Scale used for?

    • A.

      Ranking the brightness of comets

    • B.

      Assessing the threat level of near-Earth objects

    • C.

      Categorizing exoplanets

    • D.

      Evaluating space mission success

    Correct Answer
    B. Assessing the threat level of near-Earth objects
  • 6. 

    What is the purpose of the DART mission?

    • A.

      Establishing a lunar base

    • B.

      Studying Martian soil

    • C.

      Testing life support systems

    • D.

      Demonstrating asteroid deflection

    Correct Answer
    D. Demonstrating asteroid deflection
  • 7. 

    What is the name of the first asteroid discovered to have a moon?

    • A.

      Eros

    • B.

      Vesta

    • C.

      Ryugu

    • D.

      Itokawa

    Correct Answer
    B. Vesta
  • 8. 

    Which of the following is NOT a proposed method for asteroid deflection?

    • A.

      Solar sail

    • B.

      Ion thruster

    • C.

      Kinetic impactor

    • D.

      Space elevator

    Correct Answer
    D. Space elevator
  • 9. 

    What is the minimum size threshold for an object to be considered a potentially hazardous asteroid (pHA)?

    • A.

      1 kilometer

    • B.

      140 meters

    • C.

      10 meters

    • D.

      1 meter

    Correct Answer
    B. 140 meters
  • 10. 

    Which space mission successfully collected samples from an asteroid and returned them to Earth?

    • A.

      Hayabusa

    • B.

      Rosetta

    • C.

      OSIRIS-REx

    • D.

      Voyager 2

    Correct Answer
    C. OSIRIS-REx

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