Take The “Who’s Rank Is That?” Quiz!

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Welcome to our Friday quiz!

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 $20 credit with Spacecraft Films.

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!


What Was The Rank? Quiz: You'll be challenged with your knowledge of astronaut ranks in space history. 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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During the Apollo 10 Mission, who was the Colonel?

1 out of 10

On STS-1, Who in the Prime Crew was a former Manned Orbiting Laboratory Astronaut?

2 out of 10

On the Skylab 2 Prime Crew, Who Was the Medical Doctor?

3 out of 10

What was the only Apollo mission to consist entirely of US Navy Commanders?

4 out of 10

On Apollo 16, Who Was the Lt. Colonel?

5 out of 10

On Apollo 11, Who was the "Czar" of the ship?

6 out of 10

On the Apollo 9 mission, who wasn't a USAF Colonel?

7 out of 10

On Apollo 7's Prime Crew, Who Was The Captain?

8 out of 10

What was the only Apollo crew composed completely of US Air Force Officers?

9 out of 10

What was the rank held by Thomas Patten Stafford when he commanded the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project?

10 out of 10

12 Responses

  1. Glenn Johnson
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    Well, I passed. The ones I missed were second guessing myself. Except #8 about Wally Schirra that was a pure guess.

  2. Jim Mahon
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    All right! Finally aced one! Thanks, Mark, these are a lot of fun.

  3. Stephen M. Zumbo
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    Got 8 out of 10 correct. Some I actually knew, or remembered enough to choose correctly. The two wrong ones, I wasn’t sure on, and guessed wrong. Hard, but Fun!

  4. Ferris
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    What a great idea! My first quiz and the 100 feels pretty good, thanks!

    • markwgray
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      You can still go back and take the first two quizzes… and well done!

  5. Michael Davis
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    Almost too easy. The only question I had to stop and think about was the one about Apollo 7. Luckily I guessed right.

  6. Steve Garrity
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    Got 7 out of 10, no cheating. Not bad.

  7. Karl
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    Missed the one about Apollo 9 ‘cuz I read it wrong. Dang. I thought it said “On the Apollo 9 mission, who was a USAF Colonel?” Would’ve been an easy one if I’d read it right. DUH!

  8. Mike Nagle
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    Mark your right I need to study up (watch my videos more carefully)

  9. John B
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    Great quiz. If only I was right 80% of the time when it comes to life…

  10. Dave W
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    80%, which is about twice as much as I expected to get. Currently I’m reading William David Compton’s (very cerebral) book “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” so I think that helped fill in the gaps for the lesser-known astronauts.

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