Science 8 Astronomy Chapter 2 Quiz

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Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz for Mrs. Wilkinson's Science 8 class on Astronomy Vocabulary. This includes rocket, law of action and reaction, satellite, space shuttle, space station, Mars rover, microgravity, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Probes, International Space Station, and NASA.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A large artificial satellite on which people can live and work for long periods.
    • A. 

      Space station

    • B. 

      Space shuttle

    • C. 

      Space probe

    • D. 

      Rovers

  • 2. 
    A spaceccraft that can carry a crew into space, return to Earth, and then be reused for the same purpose.
    • A. 

      Rovers

    • B. 

      Space probe

    • C. 

      Space shuttle

    • D. 

      Space station

  • 3. 
    A spacecraft that has various scientific instruments that can collect data, including visual images, but has no human crew. It has its own power system to produce electricity, a communications system to send and receive signals, and scientific instruments.
    • A. 

      Space station

    • B. 

      Rovers

    • C. 

      Space shuttle

    • D. 

      Space probe

  • 4. 
    Small robots that can move about on the surface of a planet or moon.
    • A. 

      Space shuttle

    • B. 

      Space stations

    • C. 

      Rovers

    • D. 

      Lunar orbiter

  • 5. 
    The first American to orbit the Earth was _________.
    • A. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • B. 

      John Glenn

    • C. 

      Alan B. Shepard

    • D. 

      Yuri Gagarin

  • 6. 
    The first person in space was _______.
    • A. 

      Alan Shepard

    • B. 

      Yuri Gagrin

    • C. 

      John Glenn

    • D. 

      Neil Armstrong

  • 7. 
    The first American on space.
    • A. 

      Alan Shepard

    • B. 

      John Glenn

    • C. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • D. 

      Gus Grissom

  • 8. 
    Which country reached space first?
    • A. 

      USSR

    • B. 

      U.S.

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      England

  • 9. 
    First satellite.
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Freedom 7

    • C. 

      Vostok

    • D. 

      Sputnik

  • 10. 
    An object that revolves around another object; example the moon around the Earth. An artificial one is used for communications and collecting weather and other scientific data. 
    • A. 

      Rover

    • B. 

      Probe

    • C. 

      Satellite

    • D. 

      Shuttle

  • 11. 
    The American effort to land astronauts on the moon was named the __________ program.
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Sputnik

    • C. 

      Apollo

    • D. 

      Explorer

  • 12. 
    The first person on the moon. He said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
    • A. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • B. 

      John Glenn

    • C. 

      Alan Shepard

    • D. 

      Yuri Gagrin

  • 13. 
    The first human spaceflight program of the United States with the goal of putting a human in orbit around the Earth.
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Apollo

    • C. 

      Gemini

    • D. 

      Friendship

  • 14. 
    A feeling of weightless that astronauts experience in space. 
    • A. 

      Vacuum

    • B. 

      Microgravity

    • C. 

      Law of Action and Reaction

    • D. 

      Orbital fluctuation

  • 15. 
    A device that expels gas in one direction to move in the opposite direction. 
    • A. 

      Satellite

    • B. 

      Rocket

    • C. 

      Probe

    • D. 

      Vacuum

  • 16. 
    For every force, or action, there is an equal or opposite force, or reaction. This is the __________________. 
  • 17. 
    What does NASA stand for?
    • A. 

      National Association of Space Agencies

    • B. 

      National Association for Space Astronomy

    • C. 

      National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    • D. 

      Nausea in Astronomical Space Agency

  • 18. 
    U.S. government program in charge of the space program that brought together the talents of many scientists and engineers who worked together to solve the many difficult technical problems of space flight.
    • A. 

      International Space Station

    • B. 

      Mercury program

    • C. 

      NASA

    • D. 

      COSMOS

  • 19. 
    How does the International Space Station get its power?
  • 20. 
    Name one of the challenges of space or conditions that differ from Earth.
  • 21. 
    Name a product that is a spinoff of the space program that we use today.
  • 22. 
    To fly beyond a planet's gravitational pull, a spacecraft must reach
    • A. 

      Velocity

    • B. 

      Orbital velocity

    • C. 

      Escape velocity

    • D. 

      Geostationary orbit

  • 23. 
    A satellite in geosynchronous orbit revolves around the Earth once each
    • A. 

      Hour

    • B. 

      Month

    • C. 

      Day

    • D. 

      Week

  • 24. 
    Name of the space program that was developed to compete with the Russians and sent the first Americans into space.
    • A. 

      Explorer

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Gemini

    • D. 

      Friendship

  • 25. 
    Second space program to develop techniques for advanced space travel, missions included the first American spacewalks, and new orbital maneuvers including rendezvous and docking.
    • A. 

      Apollo

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Gemini

    • D. 

      Explorer

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