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Space Race Pop Quiz - Free to print (PDF file).

This is a free printable quiz on the Space Race. This practice test features fourteen multiple-choice questions and one essay question. This quiz can be used with both American History and World History-Global Studies students. It prints as two pages or as one double-sided sheet.

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1. _____ satellites track the locations of objects on earth, and are used for such things as GPS. b. Navigation

2. Who was the first female astronaut? d. Valentina Tereshkova

3. _____ satellites transmit information, including television transmissions. a. Communications

4. Who was the first person to walk on the moon? b. Neil Armstrong

5. What is the International Space Station (ISS)? d. Space laboratory shared by several countries

6. _____ satellites look at the earth and, among other things, are used to track weather patterns. c. Observation

7. Space has frequently been called the _____. b. final frontier

8. What was the name of the first artificial satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957? c. Sputnik

9. When did the first human being land on the moon? c. 1969

10. Who was the first African-American woman in space? c. Mae Jemison

11. What secret U.S. government program recruited Nazi scientists following World War II, in order to keep German scientific knowledge away from the USSR (Soviet Union)? c. Operation Paperclip

12. What American built the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket? c. Robert H. Goddard

13. What German Nazi SS officer, who received the National Medal of Science under U.S. President Ford in 1975, was the main creator of the V-2 combat rocket during World War II? d. Wernher von Braun

14. What American president, in 1961, pledged to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade? c. Kennedy
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