Friday, 16 March 2018

Science Quiz 42: Animals in Space

We all know Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin who became the first human being to travel into space aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1. That was on April 12, 1961. Before that, several animals had already visited the space. The animals were send to space to test the survivability of human in spaceflight. Soviet Union, the United States, France, Argentina, China, Japan and Iran have flown animals to space as on date.

Here are a set of questions on those animals in space.



1. Do you know the first living being to orbit the Earth?
Belka
Laika
Steilka
Baker

2. Which were the first animals to be sent to space?
Monkey
Dog
Cat
Fruit flies

3. Name the first mammal in space
Albert II
Laika
Ham
Veterok

4. Which country send Laika, the first dog on space?
France
United States
Soviet Union
Japan

5. The first dogs launced to space were Tsygan and Dezik in 1951. Name the country
Soviet Union
United States
France
Germany

6. Which were the first animals to orbit the earth and return alive?
Tsygan and Laika
Belka and Strelka
Able and Baker
Ham and Enos

7. An animal has the distinction of being the first to actually interact with a space vessel. Who was he?
Enos
Ham
Felicette
Baker

8. Name the first chimpanzee to orbit the Earth
Ham
Baker
Ugolyok
Enos

9. The first cat was sent to space in 1963. Name the country to send the cat
France
Soviet Union
China
United States

10. What was the name of the first cat sent to space?
Veterok
Able
Baker
Felicette

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