Exploring Space Extra Credit Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Rocket technology originated where?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      The United States

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 2. 
    Action and reaction forces make it possible for what?
    • A. 

      Satellites to stay in orbit

    • B. 

      Signals to be transmitted between Earth and satellites

    • C. 

      Rockets to be propelled forward

    • D. 

      Rockets to be lighter

  • 3. 
    The main advantage of a multistage rocket is what?
    • A. 

      It is much quieter than other types of rockets

    • B. 

      It is much smaller than other types of rockets

    • C. 

      It does not have to carry very much fuel

    • D. 

      The total weight of the rocket is greatly reduced as the rocket rises

  • 4. 
    What was the first artificial satellite to reach Earth orbit?
    • A. 

      Sputnik I

    • B. 

      Explorer I

    • C. 

      Vostok I

    • D. 

      Freedom 7

  • 5. 
    Who was the first human launched into space?
    • A. 

      Yuri Gagarin

    • B. 

      Alan Shepard

    • C. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • D. 

      John Glenn

  • 6. 
    What was the Apollo program?
    • A. 

      The Soviet effort to launch animals into space

    • B. 

      The American effort to place humans in Earth orbit

    • C. 

      The American effort to land astronauts on the moon

    • D. 

      The Soviet effort to land humans on Mars

  • 7. 
    A space shuttle is a what?
    • A. 

      Small spacecraft that carries humans to space but can only be used one time

    • B. 

      Spacecraft that carries scientific instruments that can collect data, but has no human crew

    • C. 

      Large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods

    • D. 

      Spacecraft that can carry a crew into space, return to Earth, and then be reused for the same purpose

  • 8. 
    Sixteen countries have joined together to build what?
    • A. 

      The Mir space station

    • B. 

      The International Space Station

    • C. 

      The largest multistage rocket ever built

    • D. 

      A base on the surface of the moon

  • 9. 
    Accomplishments of space probes include what?
    • A. 

      Visiting or passing near all the planets except Pluto

    • B. 

      Exploring many moons, asteroids, and comets

    • C. 

      Giving scientists tremendous new insights about the environments on different planets

    • D. 

      All of these