Final Quiz

1. A rocket stability can be controlled by changing
the rocket motors
the weight of the rocket
the diameter of the rocket
the amount of fuel used
the length and the fins

2. The Space Shuttle was a reusable spacecraft that could be used for
Space walking
Satellite launching
Science experiments
Repairing satellites
All of the above

3. The first man in space was called
Valentina Tereshkova
Yuri Gagarin
Neil Armstrong
John Glenn
James T. Kirk

4. Aerobraking is the name given to
using the atmosphere to slow down the descent of the capsule
applying the rocket's brakes while in the air
the heat shield
the destruction of the rocket in the air
a rocket's fins

5. The first American in space was
John Glenn
Alan Shepard
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin
Michael Collins

6. The Apollo space program brought back how many pounds of moon rock?

7. Black powder is made from which materials?
Sulphur, Charcoal and Potassium nitrate
Sulphur, Hydrogen and Oxygen hydride
Mercury, Lead and Boron
Uranium, Plutonium and Calcium Sulphate
Lithium, Nitrogen and Calcium Nitrate

8. Rockets were first invented in
Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom

9. What is a multi-stage rocket?
A rocket where each stage would burn its engines until it ran out of fuel and then separate from the rocket.
A rocket that can take multiple astronauts and equipment
A rocket that is used to make fireworks
A rocket that can be re-used
A rocket that has one single engine

10. The first man on the moon, in July 1969, was
Buzz Aldrin
Alan Shepard
Neil Armstrong
Yuri Gagarin
John Glenn

11. Which of the following are liquid propellants?
Ammonium Perchloride
Potassium Nitrate
None of the above

12. The scientist often called The Father of Rocketry is
Gunther von Hindenburg
Wernher von Braun
Helmut von Strassenbahn
Dieter Schindler
Herman von Heidrich

13. The force that pushes a rocket upwards is known as
Air resistance

14. Name one disadvantage of solid propellants
They are powerful
They are cheap to make
They cannot be turned off once started
They are unstable and can explode
All of the above

15. What does Sputnik mean?
Space Shuttle