Take the “Saturn V” Quiz!

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Welcome to our Friday quiz (released early on Thursday)!

Since we colonials celebrate this little thing called “Independence Day” on July 4th, and many will be off-the-grid and into other festivities, I’m releasing this quiz a wee-bit early.

All week we’ve been posting about the countdown for Apollo 11, and the Saturn V. This week’s quiz is all about the Saturn V Launch Vehicle. Good Luck!

This quiz will be available, but prize eligibility will end on Sunday at midnight US EDT.

This quiz, one prize: (drawn from the high scores): One copy of our Saturn V DVD set. (If you already have this set I will make a substitution)

Since we’re offering prizes we ask that you take the quiz only once, and that you do NOT use the Google machine to give us your answers. Good Luck!

The Saturn V Quiz: You'll be challenged with 10 questions on the Saturn V. Since we consider our quiz candidates to be a competent lot, but this quiz is one of our tougher tests, we've established a passing grade on this quiz of 70%. The quiz features ten questions, each worth ten points.

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1) What was the designation for the Apollo 11 Saturn V launch vehicle?
2) Two Saturn V flights experienced J-2 engine failures (premature shutdown). What missions were they?
3) What contractor built the S-IC Saturn V first stage?
4) 12 of the 13 Saturn V vehicles launched from Pad 39A. Only one launched from Pad 39B. Which one?
5) Where was the Saturn V guidance and flight control equipment located?
6) Development of one of the Saturn V's engines was started originally for the Air Force before NASA even existed. Which one?
7) One of the Saturn V stages carried hypergolic propellants and engines in addition to its main propellant load. Which one?
8) One Saturn V was launched at night. Which one?
9) In 2013 pieces of the Apollo 11 Saturn V were recovered by a team financed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. What parts were they?
10) One Saturn V was created to checkout the launch facilities at Pad 39. The vehicle was painted unlike any flight vehicle, and was rolled out to the pad in 1966. What was the designation of this vehicle?



15 Responses

  1. Dave W
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    50%. Oh well. Great quiz! And I know I got 50% simply because I’ve been watching your DVDs! Need to watch more though…

  2. Ray Poole
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    Great quiz. I just KNEW there would be a 500F question in this test! 🙂

    • markwgray
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      You should have seen my first rant.. um… draft of that question.

  3. Harry Barr
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    6 of 10… disappointing. I already have the Saturn V DVD set though – and this shows that it’s been far too long since I watched it!

  4. Ginny Keller
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    50%! Tough quiz. Good job 🙂

  5. Jim Baker
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    Missed 2 out of ten. Not bad but should have known the answers missed!

  6. Rich Nyborg
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    Nice quiz! I had to guess on two of the questions, and i lucked out and got 100%!!

  7. Jim Rosencrans
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    These are qreat quizzes, but I seem to miss one each week. Guess I pogo;’ed this week too!

  8. Peter Ogilvie
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    Wow, I got 10 out of 10. I thought I’d do reasonably well, but not that good.
    Great quiz Mark, thanks.

  9. Kate Doolan
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    70% will do better next time…

  10. Matthew Black
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    I got all but one right! And I’m annoyed with myself, because the answer was obvious if I’d been thinking more logically.

  11. Scot Castle
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    I’m a steely eyed missile man, I got 100% 🙂

  12. Raymond Ramirez
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    I got 9 out of 10. I am a Saturn V fan since 1967!

  13. Steve Carson
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    90% – I’ll take that! I missed that Apollo 10 was the only Saturn V launched from 39B. I guess that makes sense because in early 1969 they were punching out Apollo launches as fast as they could manage, and by launching Apollo 10 from 39B they could start checking out the Apollo 11 vehicle on the pad much sooner. Great quiz, Mark!

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