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Quiz about Spaced Out Kilted Kangas
Quiz about Spaced Out Kilted Kangas

Spaced Out Kilted Kangas Trivia Quiz


With this quiz, Kilted Kangas will use something, somewhere, or somehow the theme of space relating to our countries.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team Kilted Kangas. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ClaudiaCat
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
370,950
Updated
May 30 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
257
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Question 1 of 10
1. The Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) is known by what other name? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What was the first vehicle to take humans to another surface beyond Earth? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The movie "The Dish" implied that the Parkes Observatory in Australia had a role with the moon landing.


Question 4 of 10
4. The Southern Cross has special significance to Australia and there is an historic place that has a sound-and-light show in Victoria. Where is it held? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Where in the UK would you find the National Space Centre? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1981, the USA space agency, NASA, sent a rocket-launched glider and parachute-returned vehicle known as the Space Transportation System (Shuttle) on 135 missions over 30 years to send 355 astronauts and supplies into space, primarily to the International Space Station. Which of the following was NOT a NASA approved Shuttle landing site? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong can all claim ancestry from which small country? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Due to fluctuations in the space-time continuum, the spacelogs of the 23rd-century space vessel USS Enterprise and her Captain James T. Kirk appeared on American TV in 1966. The introduction to each episode of this brilliant show contained one of the world's most famous split infinitives. What is this enduring example of what NOT to write? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 1930, at the Flagstaff Arizona Observatory (USA), astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered a ninth planet in our solar system which was later named Pluto. The global scientific community had suspected that a far-flung object existed but could not identify it - what did they call it? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In November 2014, a "washing machine" successfully landed on a "duck". A brilliant European space initiative accomplished this feat. What is the name of the spacecraft that actually landed on the funny-shaped comet? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) is known by what other name?

Answer: Canadarm

In 1975, NASA and the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) signed a memorandum of understanding that Canada would develop and construct the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System. Submitted by KittyKatey.
2. What was the first vehicle to take humans to another surface beyond Earth?

Answer: Apollo Lunar Module

Landing gear on the Apollo lunar module using a landing system designed by Canada's Héroux-Devtek, the Apollo lunar module was the first vehicle to take humans to another surface beyond earth. Facing a tight timeline in the space race between the U.S. and Russia, Héroux-Devtek produced the landing gear systems used in all six moon landings; their hardware can still be found on the moon today. Submitted by KittyKatey.
3. The movie "The Dish" implied that the Parkes Observatory in Australia had a role with the moon landing.

Answer: True

Three observatories were involved in Apollo 11's moon landing. All three received the pictures of the moon landing but it was decided due to the superior quality of the visions, NASA would use the Parkes footage for the whole transmission. Submitted by ClaudiaCat.
4. The Southern Cross has special significance to Australia and there is an historic place that has a sound-and-light show in Victoria. Where is it held?

Answer: Sovereign Hill

'Blood on the Southern Cross' is held at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, it is a sound-and-light show that doesn't have actors, just a show of lights and sound depicting the Eureka Stockage blockade by miners against the increased taxes. This is where and when the miners formed an allegiance to the "Southern Cross" and not the British. Excellent show and well worth the visit. Submitted by DaveDaw.
5. Where in the UK would you find the National Space Centre?

Answer: Leicester

Opened in 2001, the National Space Centre is located in Leicester and is the UK's largest facility dedicated to space and space exploration. As well as hosting various events through the year, the National Space Centre is also home to the National Space Academy, aiding education in helping teachers, scientists and students.

As well as education, the National Space Centre welcomes visitors to its various exhibits from space craft, a planetarium and interactive displays. Submitted by mcsurfie.
6. In 1981, the USA space agency, NASA, sent a rocket-launched glider and parachute-returned vehicle known as the Space Transportation System (Shuttle) on 135 missions over 30 years to send 355 astronauts and supplies into space, primarily to the International Space Station. Which of the following was NOT a NASA approved Shuttle landing site?

Answer: USAF #51 Air Base - New Mexico

USAF #51 Air Base is a nod to the alien-believers of New Mexico's Area 51 (The Truth is Out There.) The others are alternative landing spots for the Space Shuttle. Submitted by Jinxgirl.
7. John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong can all claim ancestry from which small country?

Answer: Scotland

All these astronauts have Scottish ancestors and it has been claimed, though never verified, that Neil Armstrong took a swatch of the Armstrong tartan with him on the first moon landing. At least another five famous astronauts are also of Scottish descent. Submitted by scotsbuebell.
8. Due to fluctuations in the space-time continuum, the spacelogs of the 23rd-century space vessel USS Enterprise and her Captain James T. Kirk appeared on American TV in 1966. The introduction to each episode of this brilliant show contained one of the world's most famous split infinitives. What is this enduring example of what NOT to write?

Answer: To boldly go where no man has gone before

According to word gurus, in the original Star Trek intro the word "boldly" should have been placed after the word "go." In short, don't separate "to go".

"Star Trek - The Next Generation" attempted to update the intro by changing "no man" to "no one" but still did not correct the original split infinitive - thus it continues to "Live long and prosper". Submitted by jinxgirl.
9. In 1930, at the Flagstaff Arizona Observatory (USA), astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered a ninth planet in our solar system which was later named Pluto. The global scientific community had suspected that a far-flung object existed but could not identify it - what did they call it?

Answer: Planet X

Tombaugh (at the age of 22) first verified the ninth planet - later named Pluto at the recommendation of an 11 year-old girl from Oxford, England in honor of the Roman god of the underworld. Astronomers were very excited when Pluto's moon (Charon) was identified.

However, sad to say, Pluto has been demoted from a planet to a planetoid (because he was the "little planet that couldn't" - i.e. not big enough) despite an international campaign from school children and people like me to keep its planetary status. Submitted by jinxgirl.
10. In November 2014, a "washing machine" successfully landed on a "duck". A brilliant European space initiative accomplished this feat. What is the name of the spacecraft that actually landed on the funny-shaped comet?

Answer: Philae

This is the story of the little spacecraft that could. Rosetta was a friendly craft that was very excited to explore space. In order to gain speed, she circled the Earth three times (and just in case took a trip around Mars.) After 10+ years, she eventually found her duck-shaped comet friend and sent her washing-machine sized explorer, named Philae, to say "Hi".

After a few bounces (good thing Philae does aerobics) humankind achieved a brilliant success. (European space exploration rocks!) Submitted by jinxgirl.
Source: Author ClaudiaCat

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