Are You Smarter Than An Astronaut?

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Are You Smarter Than An Astronaut? - Quiz

A brain teaser showing if you know the basics of being an astronaut!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How old is the earths moon?

    • A.

      4.1 Billion

    • B.

      4.6 Billion

    • C.

      5.3 Billion

    • D.

      6.1 Billion

    • E.

      5.7 Billion

    Correct Answer
    B. 4.6 Billion
    Explanation
    The age of the Earth's moon is estimated to be around 4.6 billion years. This estimation is based on the analysis of moon rocks brought back by the Apollo missions, as well as the study of lunar craters and the moon's geological features. By dating the moon rocks and analyzing the impact craters, scientists have determined that the moon formed shortly after the formation of the solar system, making it approximately 4.6 billion years old.

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  • 2. 

    The moons gravity is about_____Of the Earths?

    Correct Answer
    2%
    17%
    !9%
    23%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2%. The moon's gravity is about 1/6th of the Earth's gravity, which is approximately 17%. Therefore, the moon's gravity is significantly less than the Earth's gravity. The options of 9% and 23% are incorrect as they do not accurately represent the moon's gravity compared to the Earth's.

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  • 3. 

    How Many people have ever stepped on the moon?

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      11

    • E.

      12

    Correct Answer
    E. 12
    Explanation
    Twelve people have ever stepped on the moon. This includes the astronauts from the Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972. The first person to step on the moon was Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, followed by Buzz Aldrin. Subsequently, ten more astronauts had the opportunity to walk on the lunar surface during the remaining Apollo missions.

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  • 4. 

    How long would the moon take to go by car?

    • A.

      135 days

    • B.

      130 days

    • C.

      153 days

    • D.

      137 days

    • E.

      198 days

    Correct Answer
    B. 130 days
  • 5. 

    When Will NASA go back to the moon?

    • A.

      2018

    • B.

      2014

    • C.

      Doomsday

    • D.

      2019

    • E.

      2016

    Correct Answer
    D. 2019
  • 6. 

    How wide is the moon?

    • A.

      2000 miles

    • B.

      2030 miles

    • C.

      2789 miles

    • D.

      3874 miles

    • E.

      4029 miles

    Correct Answer
    A. 2000 miles
    Explanation
    The width of the moon is approximately 2000 miles.

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  • 7. 

    How many sides of the moon do we see?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      1

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. 1
    Explanation
    We only see one side of the moon from Earth. This is because the moon is tidally locked with Earth, meaning that it takes the same amount of time for the moon to rotate on its axis as it does to orbit around Earth. As a result, the same side of the moon always faces us, while the other side remains hidden from view.

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  • 8. 

    How Many Moons Do Neptune Have ?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      17

    • E.

      16

    Correct Answer
    C. 13
    Explanation
    Neptune has 13 moons. This is the correct answer because Neptune is known to have a total of 13 confirmed moons. These moons are named after various characters in Greek mythology, such as Triton, Nereid, and Proteus. The discovery of these moons has greatly expanded our knowledge of Neptune's satellite system and has provided valuable insights into the formation and evolution of the planet.

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  • 9. 

    The Japanese thought that the moon was rabbits eating rice cakes?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that in Japanese folklore, there is a popular belief that there are rabbits on the moon making rice cakes. This belief originated from a story in which a rabbit offers its own body as food to a deity in need, who turns out to be the emperor of the moon. As a reward, the rabbit is taken to the moon and given the task of making rice cakes. This myth has been passed down through generations in Japan, and many people still associate rabbits with the moon and rice cakes. Therefore, it is true that the Japanese thought that the moon was rabbits eating rice cakes.

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