Apollo II: First Moon Landing

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Welcome to “Apollo II: First Moon Landing”, where we will be taking a look at one of the greatest moments in human achievement; the successful outing that placed two men on the moon for the first time in human history. What can you tell us about this triumph? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these is an opinion from the story?

    • A.

      Neil Armstrong was the mission commander.

    • B.

      The moon landing was the most important exploration in history

    • C.

      When the astronauts returned to earth, they were greeted as heroes.

    Correct Answer
    B. The moon landing was the most important exploration in history
    Explanation
    The statement "The moon landing was the most important exploration in history" is an opinion because it expresses a subjective belief or judgment. The importance of the moon landing can vary depending on individual perspectives and interpretations.

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  • 2. 

    How many tons did the rocket weigh?

    • A.

      7,500,000

    • B.

      92,000

    • C.

      3,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 3,000
    Explanation
    The rocket weighed 3,000 tons.

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  • 3. 

    What happened when Apollo II passed behind the dark side of the Moon?

    • A.

      The astronauts lost oxygen in their capsule and had to stop their orbit around the Moon.

    • B.

      It lost radio contact with Mission Control and began its orbit around the Moon.

    • C.

      Nothing significantly happened when it passed behind the dark side of the Moon.

    Correct Answer
    B. It lost radio contact with Mission Control and began its orbit around the Moon.
    Explanation
    When Apollo II passed behind the dark side of the Moon, it lost radio contact with Mission Control and began its orbit around the Moon. This is because the dark side of the Moon is not visible from Earth, making it difficult to establish communication with the spacecraft. As a result, the astronauts were unable to receive or transmit any signals until they emerged from behind the Moon. This loss of radio contact was a planned and expected event during the mission.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Armstrong say, "The Eagle has wings?"

    • A.

      Armstrong said that because the Eagle had been released from the Columbia.

    • B.

      Armstrong said that because the Eagle had landed on the Moon.

    • C.

      Armstrong said that because the Eagle had returned to Earth.

    Correct Answer
    A. Armstrong said that because the Eagle had been released from the Columbia.
    Explanation
    Armstrong said, "The Eagle has wings" because the Eagle had been released from the Columbia. This statement implies that the Eagle, which is the lunar module used for landing on the Moon, had successfully separated from the Columbia, which is the command module that carried the astronauts to the Moon. It indicates a significant milestone in the mission, as the lunar module was now free to descend and land on the Moon's surface.

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  • 5. 

    Why was the Sea of Tranquality chosed for the Eagle's landing site?

    • A.

      The Sea of Tranquality was chosen because it was the closest area to the capsule.

    • B.

      The Sea of Tranquality was chosen because it was where previous astronauts had landed.

    • C.

      The Sea of Tranquality was chosen because it was an area on the Moon that was wide open and very flat.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Sea of Tranquality was chosen because it was an area on the Moon that was wide open and very flat.
    Explanation
    The Sea of Tranquility was chosen as the Eagle's landing site because it was an area on the Moon that was wide open and very flat. This would provide a safe and stable surface for the spacecraft to land on. Additionally, the flat terrain would make it easier for the astronauts to maneuver and explore the lunar surface.

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  • 6. 

    What sight sudenly caused Armstrong's heart to race as the Eagle descended?

    • A.

      As they were descending, he heard the engines power stop.

    • B.

      As they were descending, he saw a huge crater that could swallow up the Eagle.

    • C.

      As they were descending, he saw that the landing site was covered with automobile-sized boulders.

    Correct Answer
    C. As they were descending, he saw that the landing site was covered with automobile-sized boulders.
  • 7. 

    Why did Mission Control tell the astronauts, "You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue?"

    • A.

      Mission Control told them that because the people at Mission Control had been holding their breath nervously.

    • B.

      Mission Control told them that because the people at Mission Control were envious of the astronauts. They wanted to be on the moon with them.

    • C.

      Mission Control told them that because they were worried that the astronauts would lose oxygen and turn blue.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mission Control told them that because the people at Mission Control had been holding their breath nervously.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Mission Control told the astronauts, "You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue" because the people at Mission Control had been holding their breath nervously. This suggests that the people at Mission Control were anxious and worried about the astronauts and their safety during the mission.

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  • 8. 

    What was the importance of the astronauts' success?

    • A.

      It was important because this was the first time human beings had landed on the Moon.

    • B.

      It was important because they wanted to gather moon rocks for science experiements.

    • C.

      It was important to prove that the

    Correct Answer
    A. It was important because this was the first time human beings had landed on the Moon.
    Explanation
    The importance of the astronauts' success lies in the fact that it marked the first time in history that human beings had successfully landed on the Moon. This achievement was a significant milestone in space exploration and demonstrated the capabilities of human space travel. It opened up new possibilities for scientific research, technological advancements, and expanded our understanding of the universe.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is a main idea from the story?

    • A.

      Mission Control kept in constant contact with Apollo II

    • B.

      The first moon landing was an important and dangerous trip.

    • C.

      It took several hours for the men to put their space suits on.

    Correct Answer
    B. The first moon landing was an important and dangerous trip.
    Explanation
    The main idea of the story is that the first moon landing was an important and dangerous trip. This idea is supported by the fact that the mission control kept in constant contact with Apollo II, which highlights the significance of the mission. Additionally, the mention of the time it took for the men to put on their space suits is irrelevant to the main idea of the story.

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  • 10. 

    Where did the Apollo II land when it returned to Earth?

    • A.

      In the Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      In the Sea of Tranquility

    • C.

      In the Atlantic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. In the Pacific Ocean
    Explanation
    After completing its mission, the Apollo II spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean. This was a common practice for Apollo missions, as the spacecraft would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and deploy parachutes to slow down its descent. The landing site was typically pre-determined and located near a recovery ship, where astronauts would be picked up and brought back to safety. The Pacific Ocean was chosen as a landing site due to its vastness and the presence of recovery teams in the area.

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  • 11. 

    Michael Collins had flown in the Gemini 10 mission. In this sentence, a mission is

    • A.

      A special suit

    • B.

      A job or a task

    • C.

      A small plane

    Correct Answer
    B. A job or a task
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, the word "mission" refers to a job or a task. This is evident from the context provided, where it is mentioned that Michael Collins had flown in the Gemini 10 mission. This indicates that Collins was assigned a specific job or task as part of the Gemini 10 mission.

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  • 12. 

    If they were able to get into lunar orbit, their next step would be to prepare Eagle for its descent to the Moon. A descent is the act of

    • A.

      Going from a higher place to a lower one

    • B.

      Leaving a place you have been for too long

    • C.

      Learning the proper way of doing something

    Correct Answer
    A. Going from a higher place to a lower one
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "going from a higher place to a lower one". In the context of the given statement, the phrase "prepare Eagle for its descent to the Moon" suggests that the astronauts are getting ready to move from a higher orbit around the Moon to a lower altitude, ultimately landing on the lunar surface. This explanation aligns with the definition provided in the correct answer choice.

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  • 13. 

    The Eagle's success gave many people a sense of awe and a feeling of pride that we had accomplished such a feat. To accomplish something means to do it

    • A.

      Frequently

    • B.

      Accidently

    • C.

      Successfully

    Correct Answer
    C. Successfully
    Explanation
    The Eagle's success in accomplishing a feat gave many people a sense of awe and pride. This suggests that the feat was completed successfully, as it evoked such positive emotions in people.

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  • 14. 

    What is a feat?

    • A.

      A dangerous place where people want to go

    • B.

      An act that shows great courage, strength, or skill

    • C.

      A test that is easier than you thought it would be

    Correct Answer
    B. An act that shows great courage, strength, or skill
    Explanation
    A feat refers to an act that demonstrates exceptional courage, strength, or skill. It is not a dangerous place or a test that is easier than expected. Feats are accomplishments that require exceptional abilities and often involve taking risks or pushing oneself beyond normal limits.

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  • 15. 

    It is difficult to know the true meaning or importance of humanity's first voyage to another world. the word humanity refers to

    • A.

      All people on earth

    • B.

      All United States citizens

    • C.

      All living creatures

    Correct Answer
    A. All people on earth
    Explanation
    The word "humanity" in this context refers to all people on earth. It encompasses the entire human population and signifies that the meaning or significance of the first voyage to another world is difficult to ascertain for all individuals worldwide.

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