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Mythbusters – NASA Moon Landing
1. How many Americans believe the Moon landing was a hoax?
a. 0% c. 40%

b. 20% d. 60%


2. The Mythbusters used a camera similar to one used on the Moon.
a. True b. False
3. When the Mythbusters shined a light on a flat surface, the shadows were…
a. in different directions. c. not seen.

b. parallel. d. dissimilar.


4. What happened to the shadows when the Moon topography was no longer flat?
a. They were in different directions. c. They were not seen.

b. They were parallel. d. They were equivalent.


5. Myth – Shadows in pictures were not parallel. This means there were two light sources.

a. b.


6. On the Mythbusters first test, was bootprint cleanest in wet or dry sand?
a. Wet sand b. Dry sand
7. We see Moon because of what type of light?
a. Absorbed c. Reflected

b. Emitted d. Refracted


8. What is the dust that covers the Moon called?
a. Chalk c. Regolith

b. Loam d. Sand


9. Myth – If an astronaut is standing in the shadow of the lunar module, you couldn’t see him because of the darkness of the shadow.
a. b.

10. What did Mythbusters us to simulate the lunar surface?


a. Combustion chamber c. Inflatable chamber

b. Hyperbaric chamber d. Vacuum chamber


11. Moon surface was almost like…
a. ash. c. dust.

b. a concentrate. d. powder.


12. To best simulate the Lunar surface, the Mythbusters used a lunar regolith simulant.
a. True b. False
13. What happens to a bootprint in dry sand?
a. Collapses c. Disintegrates

b. Crumples d. Revives


14. The irregular shape of regolith does not affect the bootprint.
a. True b. False
15. Myth – A bootprint cannot be a clean an imprint unless it is made in wet soil.
a. b.
16. Adam had to weigh ____ pounds to simulate Moon movement.
a. 50 c. 70

b. 60 b. 80


17. In simulated 1/6th gravity, Adam’s helmet jerked around and he lacked a smooth low gravity look.
a. True b. False
18. How did the Mythbusters actually test 1/6th gravity?
a. In a vacuum chamber. c. Using a gravity rig.

b. In the Zero-G jet. d. In a convexity chamber.


19. What happened to the flag when there was no drag or friction in the air?
a. It acted like it did in the air. c. The flag did not move.

b. In continued flapping for a long period. d. The flag never stopped flapping.


20. Myth – The flag appears to flap on the Lunar surface. It cannot flap in a vacuum. There had to be a breeze.


a. b.
21. To have the same amount weight as all the equipment the astronauts wore on the Lunar surface, how much weight did Adam have to wear?
a. 180 pounds c. 240 pounds

b. 215 pounds d. 250 pounds

22. When the Mythbusters flew on the Zero-G jet, was the 1/6th gravity simulated or real?
a. Simulated b. Real
23. Myth – The movies of the astronauts moving on the Moon was made through slow motion photography.
a. b.
24. What is the ultimate proof the Moon landing were not faked?
a. There is no way to prove this.

b. Bounce a laser off the reflector left on the Moon.

c. Ask the astronauts.

d. Review secret government records.


25. When a laser was pointed at the Lunar highlands, what happened?
a. The laser was not reflected back to Earth.

b. The laser was seen on the Lunar surface.

c. The laser was reflected back to Earth.

d. The laser light was scattered and photographed.


26. Where did the Apollo 15 mission land?
a. Sea of Tranquility c. Ocean of Storms

b. Lunar Apennine mountains d. Taurus Litrow


27. What happened when the laser was pointed at the Apollo 15 landing site?
a. The laser was not reflected back to Earth.

b. The laser was seen on the Lunar surface.

c. The laser was reflected back to Earth.

d. The laser light was scattered and photographed.


Mythbusters – NASA Moon Landing - Key
1. How many Americans believe the Moon landing was a hoax?
b. 20%
2. The Mythbusters used a camera similar to one used on the Moon.
a. True (2 choices)
3. When the Mythbusters shined a light on a flat surface, the shadows were…
b. parallel.
4. What happened to the shadows when the Moon topography was no longer flat?
a. They were in different directions.
5. Myth – Shadows in pictures were not parallel. This means there were two light sources.

b. Busted (2 choices)
6. On the Mythbusters first test, was bootprint cleanest in wet or dry sand?
a. Wet sand (2 choices)
7. We see Moon because of what type of light?
c. Reflected
8. What is the dust that covers the Moon called?
c. Regolith

9. Myth – If an astronaut is standing in the shadow of the lunar module, you couldn’t see him because of the darkness of the shadow.


b. Busted (2 choices)
10. What did Mythbusters us to simulate the lunar surface?
d. Vacuum chamber
11. Moon surface was almost like…
d. powder.
12. To best simulate the Lunar surface, the Mythbusters used a lunar regolith simulant.
a. True (2 choices)
13. What happens to a bootprint in dry sand?
a. Collapses
14. The irregular shape of regolith does not affect the bootprint.
b. False
15. Myth – A bootprint cannot be a clean an imprint unless it is made in wet soil.
b. Busted (2 choices)
16. Adam had to weigh ____ pounds to simulate Moon movement.
b. 60
17. In simulated 1/6th gravity, Adam’s helmet jerked around and he lacked a smooth low gravity look.
a. True

18. How did the Mythbusters actually test 1/6th gravity?


b. In the Zero-G jet.

19. What happened to the flag when there was no drag or friction in the air?


b. In continued flapping for a long period.
20. Myth – The flag appears to flap on the Lunar surface. It cannot flap in a vacuum. There had to be a breeze.
b. Busted (2 choices)
21. To have the same amount weight as all the equipment the astronauts wore on the Lunar surface, how much weight did Adam have to wear?
a. 180 pounds
22. When the Mythbusters flew on the Zero-G jet, was the 1/6th gravity simulated or real?
b. Real
23. Myth – The movies of the astronauts moving on the Moon was made through slow motion photography.
b. Busted (2 choices)
24. What is the ultimate proof the Moon landing were not faked?
b. Bounce a laser off the reflector left on the Moon.
25. When a laser was pointed at the Lunar highlands, what happened?
a. The laser was not reflected back to Earth.

26. Where did the Apollo 15 mission land?


b. Lunar Apennine mountains
27. What happened when the laser was pointed at the Apollo 15 landing site?

c. The laser was reflected back to Earth.


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