Monday, 24 April 2017

Science Quiz : India and Space 1

A quiz on India and space research.



1. An Indian scientist and science fiction writer, who popularized science in the Odia language, he was awarded the Kalinga Prize in 2010, the Orissa Sahitya Akademy Award in 1986, and R K Parija Samman Saala Samman for his contribution to science literature in Odia. Name him
Georgina Kamsika
Gokulananda Mahapatra
Indrapramit Das
Nikhil Mohan Pattnaik

2. We all know that Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth. Do you know the second human to orbit the earth?
John Glenn
Gherman Titov
Svetlana Savitskaya
Valeri Polyakov

3. Which one of the following DO NOT have launching facility?
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
Master Control Facility, Hassan
Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station, Thiruvananthapuram
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta

4. For what purpose IRS series of satellites are used?
Remote sensing
Meteorological
Communication
Radar imaging

5. Indian Space Research Organisation was founded by
Dr Vikram A.Sarabhai
Homi J.Bhabha
Dr Raja Ramanna
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

6. Which one of the following is TRUE about ISRO?
A. ISRO has 13 centres spread all across India
B. ISRO's Mars Mission was the cheapest one so far
C. ISRO has launched 29 foreign satellites till date
D. AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission
Only B
A and B
B, C and D
A, B, C and D

7. ISRO plans to carry out a mission to the Sun by the year 2019-20. What is the name given for the probe?
Solar Mission
Suryayan
Adityayan
Aditya 1

8. Match the two sets

SET 1
A. Physical Research Laboratory B. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing C. Satish Dhawan Space Centre D. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

SET 2
1. Thiruvananthapuram 2. Ahmedabad 3. Dehradun 4. Sriharikotta


A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2
A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4
A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1

9. Which one of the following about India's space programme is TRUE
A. India's first satellite Aryabhata was launched by Soviet Union on 19 April 1978
B. The first satellite launched by India using own launch vehicle was Rohini
C. GAGAN is India's satellite navigation system
D. IRNSS is India's satellite navigation system
A and B
A,B,C and D
B,C and D
A, C and D

10. Name the first Indian to travel in space
Kalpana Chawla
Rakesh Sharma
Sunita Williams
Ravish Malhotra

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