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How well do you know about Apollo program? The Apollo program was the third space program by NASA and it is credited for having the firm men land on the moon and brought them back safely to earth. The program was however scrapped off due to how expensive it was. Take up this quiz and stand to learn some more about the mission and what made it stand out all over the world.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which NASA program landed an American on the surface of the moon?

    • A.

      Apollo 10

    • B.

      Apollo 11

    • C.

      Apollo 12

    • D.

      Apollo 13

    Correct Answer
    B. Apollo 11
    Explanation
    Apollo 11 is the correct answer because it was the NASA program that successfully landed an American astronaut, Neil Armstrong, on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. This historic mission marked the first time that humans set foot on another celestial body, making it a significant milestone in space exploration. The Apollo 11 mission is widely known and celebrated for its contribution to scientific knowledge and human achievement.

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  • 2. 

    Apollo I can be best described as

    • A.

      A cabin fire killed the entire crew during a pre-launch test

    • B.

      An oxygen tank explosion in transit to the Moon, which disabled the command spacecraft's propulsion and life support

    • C.

      First landing in Taurus-Littrow which landed the first geologist on the Moon.

    • D.

      Last manned spacecraft on the moon

    Correct Answer
    A. A cabin fire killed the entire crew during a pre-launch test
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a cabin fire killed the entire crew during a pre-launch test." This explanation describes the tragic event that occurred during a pre-launch test of the Apollo I spacecraft. The fire broke out inside the cabin, resulting in the deaths of all three crew members: Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chaffee. This incident highlighted the dangers and risks involved in space exploration and led to significant safety improvements in subsequent Apollo missions.

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  • 3. 

    Listen to the speech by JFK. What was the purpose of JFK's speech?

    • A.

      Approve a national plan to land an American on the moon in the 1960s

    • B.

      Approve a national plan to build rockets which can be fired at the Soviet Union

    • C.

      Overturn a US Space Program budget that was leading to a significant budget deficit

    • D.

      Overturn a previous national plan which would have led to NASA and the Apollo program

    Correct Answer
    A. Approve a national plan to land an American on the moon in the 1960s
    Explanation
    The purpose of JFK's speech was to approve a national plan to land an American on the moon in the 1960s.

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  • 4. 

    Describe what happened to the original tapes used to record the Lunar Landing?

    • A.

      The data tapes had more than likely been accidentally erased

    • B.

      The tapes were stored by NASA and eventually digitized to celebrate the 25 year anniversary

    • C.

      The tapes were sold to CBS and NBC to help raise money for the Space program

    • D.

      The data tapes were kept at the Pentagon under guard as a result of containing sensitive material

    Correct Answer
    A. The data tapes had more than likely been accidentally erased
    Explanation
    The original tapes used to record the Lunar Landing were most likely accidentally erased.

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  • 5. 

    Listen to the speech by JFK. What does JFK list as items that will prevent a Space Program from working?

    • A.

      Work stoppages, inflated costs of material or talent and wasteful inter agency rivalries

    • B.

      A hostile relationship and arms race with the Soviet Union

    • C.

      An increase in budgetary funding from Congress

    • D.

      Congressional fighting and bickering which could stop important bills from being passed

    Correct Answer
    A. Work stoppages, inflated costs of material or talent and wasteful inter agency rivalries
    Explanation
    JFK lists work stoppages, inflated costs of material or talent, and wasteful inter-agency rivalries as items that will prevent a Space Program from working. These factors can hinder progress and efficiency in the program, leading to delays, increased expenses, and lack of coordination among different agencies involved. This can ultimately impede the successful implementation and advancement of the Space Program.

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  • 6. 

    What is the total number of Astronauts who have landed on the moon?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    A. 12
    Explanation
    Twelve astronauts have landed on the moon. This is a well-known fact in history. The Apollo missions, specifically Apollo 11 to Apollo 17, were responsible for sending astronauts to the moon. Each mission had a crew of three astronauts, except for Apollo 13, which had to abort its mission due to technical issues. Therefore, the total number of astronauts who have landed on the moon is 12.

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  • 7. 

    How many Russian Cosmonauts have landed on the moon as a part of the Soviet Union's space program?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 0
    Explanation
    During the Soviet Union's space program, no Russian cosmonauts landed on the moon. The Soviet Union's space program focused on sending unmanned missions to the moon, such as the Luna program, which successfully landed robotic spacecraft on the lunar surface. However, no manned missions were conducted by the Soviet Union to land cosmonauts on the moon. Therefore, the correct answer is 0.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following best describes inventions and developments that came about as a part of the NASA program.  

    • A.

      Memory Foam, Arterio Vision, Scratch Resistant Eye Glasses and Water Filters

    • B.

      Computers, Robotics, Protein Shakes and Velcro

    • C.

      Lasers, Agrofield Farming, Centrifuges and Self Adhesive Tape

    • D.

      High Compact Body Armor, Dehydrated Food, Staples and DVDs

    Correct Answer
    A. Memory Foam, Arterio Vision, Scratch Resistant Eye Glasses and Water Filters
    Explanation
    The correct answer describes inventions and developments that came about as a part of the NASA program. Memory foam was originally developed by NASA to improve seat cushioning and crash protection in aircrafts. Arterio Vision is a technology developed by NASA to detect and prevent cardiovascular disease. Scratch-resistant eye glasses were developed by NASA to protect astronauts' visors from scratching in space. Water filters were developed by NASA for purifying water in space missions. These inventions and developments are all examples of how NASA's research and technology advancements have had practical applications in various industries.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following names did rock bring to Earth from the Moon?

    • A.

      Genesis Rock

    • B.

      Luxuriant Stone

    • C.

      Contramordial Rock

    • D.

      Flexlunar Stone

    Correct Answer
    A. Genesis Rock
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Genesis Rock. This rock was brought to Earth from the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. It is a sample of lunar basalt and is one of the oldest known rocks from the Moon, estimated to be about 4.5 billion years old. The name "Genesis Rock" was given to it because it provides valuable information about the early history and formation of the Moon.

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  • 10. 

    All of the following are astronauts from Apollo 11 except

    • A.

      James Irwin

    • B.

      Neil Armstrong

    • C.

      Michael Collins

    • D.

      Edwin Aldrin

    Correct Answer
    A. James Irwin
    Explanation
    The question asks for the astronaut who is not from Apollo 11. James Irwin was not part of the Apollo 11 mission, so he is the correct answer. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin were all part of the Apollo 11 mission.

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  • 11. 

    What is Space Adaptation Syndrome? 

    • A.

      2-3 days of horrible sickness that starts the when gravity disappears and is experienced by up to 80 percent of all space-goers.

    • B.

      Filters, fans and engines constantly whirr and buzz all around astronauts who develop sleep apnea as a result

    • C.

      Mold, microbes, bacteria, and fungi that can build up inside a space ship

    • D.

      Astronauts that fail to use the restroom correctly eventually develop an illness as a result

    Correct Answer
    A. 2-3 days of horrible sickness that starts the when gravity disappears and is experienced by up to 80 percent of all space-goers.
    Explanation
    Space Adaptation Syndrome is a condition experienced by up to 80 percent of all space-goers that involves 2-3 days of horrible sickness starting when gravity disappears. This condition is characterized by symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, headaches, and general discomfort. It is believed to be caused by the body's adjustment to the microgravity environment of space.

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  • 12. 

    To prevent muscular atrophy, how many hour (s) a day should astronauts exercise? 

    • A.

      2.5 hours

    • B.

      1 hour

    • C.

      5.5 hours

    • D.

      7.5 hours

    Correct Answer
    A. 2.5 hours
    Explanation
    To prevent muscular atrophy, astronauts should exercise for 2.5 hours a day. Muscular atrophy refers to the loss of muscle mass and strength due to lack of use or physical activity. In the microgravity environment of space, astronauts experience decreased muscle stimulation, which can lead to muscle wasting. Regular exercise helps to counteract this effect by maintaining muscle mass and strength. By dedicating 2.5 hours a day to exercise, astronauts can mitigate the risk of muscular atrophy and maintain their physical fitness during space missions.

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  • 13. 

    Which one of the following best describes what the Apollo Soyuz project 

    • A.

      First space mission organized as a joint space mission between the United States and the Soviet Union

    • B.

      The beginning of the International Space program set up to bring free nations together

    • C.

      The US space exploration project designed to go beyond the moon and eventually research other planets

    • D.

      A program to install a research satellite in space

    Correct Answer
    A. First space mission organized as a joint space mission between the United States and the Soviet Union
    Explanation
    The Apollo Soyuz project was the first space mission organized as a joint space mission between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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  • 14. 

    Where can a person find the quote, "Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind." 

    • A.

      The Moon

    • B.

      Kennedy Space Center

    • C.

      Washington DC

    • D.

      Dallas, Texas

    Correct Answer
    A. The Moon
    Explanation
    The quote "Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind" can be found on the Moon. This quote was placed on a plaque attached to the ladder of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, which was the spacecraft that first landed humans on the Moon in July 1969. The plaque was left on the Moon's surface as a symbol of humanity's achievement and peaceful intentions.

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  • 15. 

    The Apollo Program space ship was powered by which of the following

    • A.

      Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Oxygen

    • B.

      Gasoline and Petroleum

    • C.

      Nuclear Power Battery Cells

    • D.

      Hydro-Electric Power

    Correct Answer
    A. Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Oxygen
    Explanation
    The Apollo Program space ship was powered by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. These two substances were used as propellants in the rocket engines. When combined, they create a highly efficient and powerful chemical reaction known as combustion. The liquid hydrogen acts as the fuel, while the liquid oxygen acts as the oxidizer. This combination produces a high amount of thrust, allowing the spacecraft to achieve the necessary speed and escape Earth's gravitational pull.

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  • 16. 

    Where did Apollo space craft launch from?

    • A.

      Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island Florida

    • B.

      U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

    • C.

      Space Center Houston in Texas

    • D.

      Center for Marshall Space Flight Center in Washington DC

    Correct Answer
    A. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island Florida
    Explanation
    The Apollo spacecraft launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. This location was chosen as the primary launch site for the Apollo missions due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, which provided a safe area for the rockets to splash down in case of an emergency abort. Additionally, the Kennedy Space Center had the necessary infrastructure and facilities to support the Apollo missions, including launch pads, assembly buildings, and tracking stations. The Kennedy Space Center remains an active spaceport and continues to play a crucial role in NASA's space exploration efforts.

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  • 17. 

    When did the Apollo missions take place? 

    • A.

      1963 - 1972

    • B.

      1960 - 1969

    • C.

      1965 - 1975

    • D.

      1965 - 1992

    Correct Answer
    A. 1963 - 1972
    Explanation
    The Apollo missions took place from 1963 to 1972. This period includes the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. The Apollo program was a series of manned space missions conducted by NASA with the goal of landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to Earth.

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  • 18. 

    Which American female was the first woman to walk in space? 

    • A.

      Kathryn D. Sullivan

    • B.

      Anna Lee Fisher

    • C.

      Bonnie J. Dunbar

    • D.

      Linda M. Godwin

    Correct Answer
    A. Kathryn D. Sullivan
    Explanation
    Kathryn D. Sullivan was the first American female to walk in space.

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  • 19. 

    View NASA's plan to reach Mars.  How long would a Mission to Mars take according to NASA's plan?

    • A.

      2-3 Years

    • B.

      20 - 30 Years

    • C.

      6 - 12 Months

    • D.

      1 - 12 Months

    Correct Answer
    A. 2-3 Years
    Explanation
    According to NASA's plan, a mission to Mars would take 2-3 years. This duration is based on the current technology and the time required for the spacecraft to reach Mars, conduct scientific research, and return to Earth. The long duration is primarily due to the distance between Earth and Mars, which varies depending on their positions in their respective orbits around the Sun. Additionally, the mission would need to account for factors such as fuel requirements, crew health and safety, and potential challenges that may arise during the journey.

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  • 20. 

    View the NASA video here. What does Yves Lamothe believe that NASA will be able to do?

    • A.

      Land on an asteroid and prevent it from hitting earth

    • B.

      Land on Mars and create a new habitat for people

    • C.

      Establish mining operations on the moons of other planets

    • D.

      Create new medicines and vaccines from laboratories in space

    Correct Answer
    A. Land on an asteroid and prevent it from hitting earth
    Explanation
    Yves Lamothe believes that NASA will be able to land on an asteroid and prevent it from hitting earth.

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  • 21. 

    View the NASA video here. Where would Terry Hurford like NASA to visit to look for extraterrestrial life?

    • A.

      Europa

    • B.

      Mars

    • C.

      Venus

    • D.

      Enceladus

    Correct Answer
    A. Europa
    Explanation
    Terry Hurford would like NASA to visit Europa to look for extraterrestrial life.

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