Space Race

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Space Race.

1. The Space Race was a part of what war?
a. Vietnam War
b. Korean War
c. World War II
d. Cold War
e. Afghanistan War

2. After World War II, from what country did the United States and the Soviet Union get many of their rocket scientists?
a. France
b. Germany
c. Japan
d. Italy
e. Spain

3. What was the name of the first satellite launched into orbit?
a. Sputnik I
b. Apollo 11
c. Vostok I
d. Explorer I
e. Friendship 7

4. Which country first put a manned spacecraft into orbit?
a. France
b. United States
c. Soviet Union
d. China
e. Japan

5. Who was the first American to orbit the Earth?
a. John Kennedy
b. Neil Armstrong
c. Buzz Aldrin
d. Michael Collins
e. John Glenn

6. What was the name of the program that helped to develop a lot of the technology for the Apollo program?
a. Manhattan
b. Friendship
c. Sputnik
d. Gemini
e. Mercury

7. American space pilots were called astronauts. What were Soviet space pilots called?
a. Comradnauts
b. Cosmonauts
c. Mocovites
d. Brezhnevers
e. Rocketmen

8. Who was the first man to set foot on the Moon?
a. Neil Armstrong
b. Buzz Aldrin
c. Alan Shepherd
d. Yuri Gagarin
e. John Glenn

9. What was the name of the lunar module that landed on the Moon?
a. The Apollo
b. The Luna
c. The Eagle
d. The Gemini
e. It did not have a name

10. What year did the Space Race end with the Apollo-Soyez joint program mission?
a. 1965
b. 1968
c. 1970
d. 1975
e. 1980

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