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Trivia Quiz - Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysicist Extraordinaire


Neil deGrasse Tyson is the coolest scientist on the planet with his ability to enchant audiences with startling facts and concepts that give us our place in the Universe.

Quiz Number: 5670
Date Submitted: May 02, 2017
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature, Space Exploration, Scientists
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 67.5 percent
Times Taken: 4 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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Neil deGrasse Tyson  Astrophysicist Extraordinaire

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1. Born in New York on October 5, 1958 in what borough of the city did Neil deGrasse Tyson live?
  A.   Queens
  B.   Bronx
  C.   Manhattan
  D.   Brooklyn

2. Neil deGrasse Tyson was influenced greatly by what famous modern scientist?
  A.   Carl Sagan
  B.   Bill Nye
  C.   Stephen Hawking
  D.   Richard Dawkins

3. Neil deGrasse Tyson is not just a talking head. He's active in many pursuits. Which of the following did he not pursue in his youth?
  A.   hockey
  B.   dancing
  C.   rowing
  D.   wrestling

4. What is the name of the TV show Neil deGrasse Tyson fronted?
  A.   Light Years
  B.   Evolving and Expanding
  C.   The Stars and Beyond
  D.   Cosmos

5. What 6 foot replica does Neil deGrasse Tyson have in his office in the American Museum of Natural History?
  A.   Saturn V rocket
  B.   Apollo 11 lunar module
  C.   Neil Armstrong's space suit
  D.   The Wright Brothers original plane

6. What famous planetarium is Neil deGrasse Tyson head of?
  A.   Albert Einstein
  B.   Hayden
  C.   Adler
  D.   Morrison

7. Neil deGrasse Tyson also heads a radio show with what name?
  A.   Discovery Discourse
  B.   Star Talk
  C.   Universal Understandings
  D.   Galaxy Quest

8. Apart from his love of science, what social justice issue is a priority of Neil deGrasse Tyson?
  A.   homeless veterans
  B.   violence against women
  C.   universal health care
  D.   animal rights

9. What was the name of the program inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson to increase the funding of NASA?
  A.   Money4Mars
  B.   Dime4Destiny
  C.   Penny4NASA
  D.   Nickel4NASA

10. As an avowed agnostic, what is Neil deGrasse Tyson's opinion of God?
  A.   Fine for those who need this
  B.   He doesn't play dice with the Universe.
  C.   If He's out there, we'll find Him.
  D.   an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance


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