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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is in charge of crew selection?
(a) Deke Slayton.
(b) John Glenn.
(c) James Webb.
(d) John Kennedy.

2. What is significant about Cooper's flight?
(a) It will orbit the moon.
(b) It will be the first flight of the Apollo program.
(c) It will be the shortest duration flight.
(d) It is the last scheduled Mercury flight.

3. Which chimpanzee is chosen to go into space?
(a) Number 61.
(b) Number 1.
(c) Number 7.
(d) Number 42.

4. Which one of the astronauts is selected for the first Mercury flight?
(a) Gus Grissom.
(b) John Glenn.
(c) Wally Schirra.
(d) Alan Shepard.

5. How does Slayton refer to NASA's decision in statements to the press?
(a) As a huge mistake.
(b) As an understandable decision.
(c) As the right thing to do.
(d) As an operational decision.

6. How many pilots are selected to comprise the second group of astronauts for the new moon program?
(a) 4.
(b) 9.
(c) 7.
(d) 15.

7. What happens when the second Mercury flight splashes down?
(a) The capsule begins to sink.
(b) The capsule lands upside down.
(c) The spotters cannot find the capsule.
(d) The helicopter cannot hook on to the capsule.

8. Which astronaut is named to fly in the second Mercury capsule?
(a) Deke Slayton.
(b) John Glenn.
(c) Gus Grissom.
(d) Wally Schirra.

9. What are Gordon Cooper's and Deke Slayton's roles during the launch?
(a) They are the technical trouble-shooters.
(b) They are the look-outs for trouble on the launch pad.
(c) They are the capsule communicators.
(d) They are NASA's press representatives.

10. What does Gus want Betty to remember when she flies down to the Cape?
(a) His favorite candy--Snickers.
(b) His laundry.
(c) His dress whites.
(d) His flight uniform.

11. The first "manned" space flight by Russia does not have a man aboard. What living thing do the Russians send into space?
(a) A cat.
(b) A chimpanzee.
(c) A hamster.
(d) A dog.

12. When the men return from their trip to the White House, what question is on the mind of each of their wives?
(a) What did the White House serve for dinner?
(b) How is the White House decorated?
(c) Is President Kennedy as dreamy as he looks on television?
(d) What is Jackie like?

13. Why do the astronauts move to Houston?
(a) NASA is building a Manned Spacecraft Center.
(b) Cape Canaveral is no longer big enough for their program.
(c) Houston provides better launch windows.
(d) Houston has better weather.

14. On the space flight, what becomes a major issue for the astronaut?
(a) Fly-by-wire operations.
(b) Too many experiments.
(c) Loose heat shields.
(d) Low fuel levels.

15. How far away from the intended splash zone does the capsule land?
(a) 100 miles.
(b) 40 miles.
(c) 7 miles.
(d) 250 miles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What political action occurs between the Soviet's launch of their cosmonaut and the scheduled launch of Shepard?

2. What is President Kennedy obsessed with?

3. What is the pervading feeling as the launch approaches?

4. How many days before the planned Mercury launch do the Russians put a man into space?

5. John Glenn's flight and his taking on "the mighty Soviet Integral" causes comparisons with what Biblical story?

(see the answer keys)

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