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Space – A Quiz!

by Jeannie Brown

With the release of our new book coming out soon entitled: Mrs Zoom and the Blue Rocket by John Townsend, illustrated by Isobel Lundie, (which you can pre order: here) we thought it would be the perfect time to make a quiz about Space!

Print out this learning resource, read through the questions and circle the correct answers! Can you get a score of 100%?

Neil Armstrong was the first person who walked on the moon, who was the second?

A) Michael Collins

B) Sally Ride

C) Buzz Aldrin

D) Mae C. Jemison

Which of these animals has been to space?

A) Monkey

B) Tortoise

C) Fruit Flies

D) All of the above

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What was the name of the rocket Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in?

A) Apollo 10

B) Apollo 11

C) Apollo 12

D) Apollo 13

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According to The Planets website: ‘There is no atmosphere in space, which means that sound has no medium or way to travel to be heard.’ So how do astronauts communicate?

A) They are able to use radios to stay in communication while in space because radio waves can still be sent and received

B) They use intricate hand signals that they have learnt over a number of years specifically for space travel

C) They don’t communicate

D) When they have signal they use their mobile phones, this means that they can only communicate intermittently

What does BBC Bitesize define gravity as?

A) ‘The flow of electrical charge which gives us light’

B) ‘A sound wave which travels through the ear and causes the eardrum to vibrate, our auditory nerve then sends messages to the brain which allows us to hear’

C) ‘The force that pulls things to the centre of Earth (and other planets)’ – that’s why we don’t float

D) A type of organ

Who discovered gravity?

A) Sir Issac Newton

B) Albert Einstein

C) Marie Curie

D) Stephen Hawking

How many planets are there?

A) 6

B) 7

C) 8

D) 9

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Fill in the blank: The engines of rockets don’t need ______ to operate like a jet engine, which allows a rocket engine to work in space

A) sand

B) air

C) fuel

D) water

What is the fourth planet from the sun?

A) Mercury

B) Venus

C) Earth

D) Mars

Some of the first rockets (which were fireworks) can be traced back to the 13th century, which country can they reportedly be traced back to?

A) United States

B) United Kingdom

C) Japan

D) China

Answers

C. Buzz Aldrin

D. All of the above

B. Apollo 11

A. They are able to use radios to stay in communication while in space because radio waves can still be sent and received

C. ‘The force that pulls things to the centre of Earth (and other planets)’ – that’s why we don’t float

A. Sir Issac Newton

C. 8

B. air

D. Mars

D. China

10/10 correct?

Well done! Look how happy you’ve made this little pie!

More than 5/10?

Excellent! You’re definitely NOT the silliest sausage in town!

Less than 5/10?

That’s ok, don’t worry! Why not read some more of our books about space?: