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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Space Exploration Questions

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Grade 8 Space Exploration
What President started a project called Vanguard, which essentially began the space race?
  1. President John F. Kennedy
  2. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. President Barack Obama
  4. President Ronald Reagan
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Grade 8 Space Exploration
What family of probes gave us our first look at Jupiter?
  1. The Mariners
  2. The Rangers
  3. The Pioneers
  4. The Vikings
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Grade 8 Space Exploration
A building containing one or more telescopes is often referred to as a/an...
  1. Astrobuilding
  2. Observatory
  3. Observation House
  4. Star Deck
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Which two early astronomers were supporters of the geocentric, or Earth-centered model of the solar system?
  1. Aristotle and Galileo
  2. Galileo and Copernicus
  3. Aristotle and Ptolemy
  4. Copernicus and Ptolemy
Grade 8 Space Exploration
When did the first man land on the moon?
  1. June 20, 1969
  2. July 20, 1969
  3. June 20, 1959
  4. July 20, 1979
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Which of the following is not needed to make a world habitable?
  1. correct temperature
  2. water
  3. volcanoes
  4. correct atmosphere
Grade 8 Space Exploration
What did Karl Jansky discover?
  1. the planets move on an elliptical path
  2. the Sun was the center of the Universe
  3. Earth rotated on a tilted axis, which caused the seasons
  4. radio waves coming from space
Grade 8 Space Exploration
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