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How Much Do You Know About The Space Race?

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, every country in the world wanted to make it to space and put a man on the moon. Just how much do you know about the tense space race of long ago? Take this quiz and find out!
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Which country was the first to send a man-made object into space?
USA
Germany
Russia

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Who was the first person in space?
William Anders
Buzz Aldrin
Yuri Gagarin

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What was the first animal to be sent into space from Earth?
A rat
A dog
Fruit flies

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The Cold War first began in the wake of which major war?
WWI
WWII
Vietnam War

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Which Apollo crew survived an explosion of an oxygen tank?
Apollo 13
Apollo 11
Apollo 12

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Who was the first American to go into space?
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Neil Armstrong
Frank Boran

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Which of the following countries is not part of the International Space Station?
China
Russia
Japan

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What does the satellite name Sputnik mean in Russian?
Little one
Traveler
Little Wanderer

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In what year was Sputnik launched?
1957
1969
1962

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Were the Americans aware of Sputnik before it was launched?
Yes
No
No one knows for sure.

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How did America view space?
As a new frontier
As a dark cold place
As a future home

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What was the first space station?
Spacelab
Mir
Salyut 1

C+, Space Race Basic

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Unfortunately, you're still a bit space race basic! While you might know a bit about the iconic race to put on a man on the moon, you still have a few things to learn before you can be a true pro. Worry not, in taking this quiz, you put yourself on the right path to success!

B+, Space Race Stellar

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You're space race stellar! Tensions were high during the space race, but so was the resolve to make it to the moon. You understand just how great the impact of this time was and how it changed history forever. Keep it up, you're far more knowledgable than most!

A+, Space Race Knowledgable

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You are totally space race knowledgable! The space race set a course for mankind that will take us well into the future. Maybe one day, we'll even have a colony on mars! It's obvious that you know the impact of the space race and just how much it changed history forever.
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1
Which country was the first to send a man-made object into space?
USA
Germany
Russia
2
Who was the first person in space?
William Anders
Buzz Aldrin
Yuri Gagarin
3
What was the first animal to be sent into space from Earth?
A rat
A dog
Fruit flies
4
The Cold War first began in the wake of which major war?
WWI
WWII
Vietnam War
5
Which Apollo crew survived an explosion of an oxygen tank?
Apollo 13
Apollo 11
Apollo 12
6
Who was the first American to go into space?
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Neil Armstrong
Frank Boran
7
Which of the following countries is not part of the International Space Station?
China
Russia
Japan
8
What does the satellite name Sputnik mean in Russian?
Little one
Traveler
Little Wanderer
9
In what year was Sputnik launched?
1957
1969
1962
10
Were the Americans aware of Sputnik before it was launched?
Yes
No
No one knows for sure.
11
How did America view space?
As a new frontier
As a dark cold place
As a future home
12
What was the first space station?
Spacelab
Mir
Salyut 1

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