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Trivia Quiz - Astronauts: Folks in Space


Milestones in Space Exploration!

Quiz Number: 4137
Date Submitted: November 06, 2011
Quiz Categories: Space Exploration
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 51.6 percent
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Astronauts Folks in Space
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1. Who was the first man in space?
  A.   John Glenn
  B.   Gus Grisholm
  C.   Yuri Gagarin
  D.   Buzz Aldrin

2. Who was the first woman in space?
  A.   Irina Bayanovna Solovyova.
  B.   Geraldyne M Cobb.
  C.   Valentina Tereshkova
  D.   Mary Wallace Funk.

3. Who is the oldest person sent into space?
  A.   John Young
  B.   Jim Lovell
  C.   Buzz Aldrin
  D.   John Glenn

4. Peggy A. Whitson holds the record for the most time in space by a woman, ______ days.
  A.   277
  B.   377
  C.   477
  D.   577

5. As of 2008, the man with the longest cumulative time in space is Sergei K. Krikalev, who has spent . . .
  A.   more than 800 days.
  B.   more than 850 days.
  C.   more than 900 days.
  D.   more than 950 days.

6. In 1968, Apollo 8 had William Anders aboard when it orbited the moon; what was Anders ethnicity?
  A.   Russian emigre.
  B.   Chinese - born in Hong Kong.
  C.   Pacific Islander (Guam).
  D.   Native American - Apache.

7. How many people have walked on the moon?
  A.   6
  B.   12
  C.   18
  D.   24

8. Gus Grissom was the first American to fly into space twice. How did he die?
  A.   In a race car accident.
  B.   The Apollo 1 fire.
  C.   Brain cancer.
  D.   He is still alive.

9. Astronaut Alan Shepard was grounded from the space program in 1964; why?
  A.   Drunk and disorderly arrest in Port Canaveral, Florida.
  B.   He was diagnosed Ménière's disease.
  C.   He became paranoid about dying in space.
  D.   He was too old to fly by NASA regulations.

10. Why did Grissom name the first Gemini spacecraft Molly Brown?
  A.   As a joke - saying it was unsinkable.
  B.   After his girlfriend.
  C.   As an obscure reference to the NASA administrative assistant.
  D.   To annoy his wife, who could not swim.


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