6th Grade Space Quiz: Trivia!

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6th Grade Space Quiz: Trivia!

Most youngsters dream of being astronauts and traveling up to space to get a first-person point of view of the universe. The study of what is outside the earth’s atmosphere began with some discoveries by great scientists and explorers. How much do you know about the exploration of space? Take up the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    He proved Coperincus heliocentric theory by using a telescop
    • A. 

      Galileo

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Ptolemy

    • D. 

      Copernicus

  • 2. 
    Believed in earh centered model (geocentric) and that planets follow elliptical orbits
    • A. 

      Galileo

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Ptolemy

    • D. 

      Copernicus

  • 3. 
    Believed in the earth centered model of the universe and that planets had elliptical orbits
    • A. 

      Galileo

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Ptolemy

    • D. 

      Copernicus

  • 4. 
    First to believe in a sun-centered universe (heliocentric), also believed that planets followed circular orbits
    • A. 

      Galileo

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Ptolemy

    • D. 

      Copernicus

  • 5. 
    Things fall because of __________
  • 6. 
    The _________ carried 2 astronauts per mission
  • 7. 
    The first __________ were produced in China in 1232
  • 8. 
    What was the first U.S. space station?
    • A. 

      Skylab

    • B. 

      Sputnik

    • C. 

      International Space Station (ISS)

  • 9. 
    Who was the first man in space?
    • A. 

      Alan Shephard

    • B. 

      John Glenn

    • C. 

      Yuri Gagarin

    • D. 

      Valentina Tershkova

  • 10. 
    He was the first US man to orbit the earth
    • A. 

      Alan Shephard

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • D. 

      John Glenn

  • 11. 
    The first US manned Space program
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Gemini

    • C. 

      Apollo

    • D. 

      Mir

  • 12. 
    The name of the Russian Space Station that was in operation for 15 years was named _______
  • 13. 
    The _________________is designed to transport astronauts to and from a space station. 
  • 14. 
    Robert Goddard first built and launched a _________________ filled rocket
  • 15. 
    The first rocket (satellite) launched into space (sent by the Soviet Union)
    • A. 

      Mir

    • B. 

      Copernicus

    • C. 

      Sputnik

    • D. 

      Gagarin

  • 16. 
    The first woman in space was
    • A. 

      Apollo

    • B. 

      Svetlana Ushachek

    • C. 

      Valentina Tershkova

    • D. 

      Neil Armstrong

  • 17. 
    Apollo _____________ took the first men to the moon
  • 18. 
    The first animals in space were ______________________
  • 19. 
    Unmanned space missions are called
    • A. 

      Robots

    • B. 

      Space probes

    • C. 

      Rockets

    • D. 

      Veggie Tales