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The Moon

Can you answer these questions related to the Earth's moon?
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First submittedMay 19, 2019
Last updatedMay 21, 2019
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Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong
And who was the second?
Buzz Aldrin
What was the first word uttered on the surface of the moon?
(Hint: it's the name of an American city)
Houston
What was the name of the American program to land a person on the moon?
Apollo
Who was the Greek goddess of the moon (and also hunting)?
Artemis
What is the name of the moon in Latin?
Luna
What was the code name of the lunar module used in the first moon landing?
Eagle
Fill in the blank: That's one small step for man, one _____ ____ for mankind
Giant Leap
In what "sea" did the first moon landing take place?
Sea of Tranquility
There are 4 moons in the solar system that are larger than our moon.
Name any one of them
Ganymede, Titan,
Callisto, or Io
What oceanic phenomenon is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon?
Tides
What James Bond movie has "moon" in the title?
Moonraker
What band recorded the album "The Dark Side of the Moon"?
Pink Floyd
What is the term for the second full moon in a single calendar month?
Blue Moon
Which phase of the moon comes after the new moon?
Waxing Crescent
Which phase of the moon comes after the full moon?
Waning Gibbous
Who popularized the "moonwalk" dance?
Michael Jackson
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level 81
May 20, 2019
You ask for a Greek goddess, then you don't really want to accept Diana (Roman).
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level ∞
May 20, 2019
You typed an answer you knew to be incorrect just to see if I would accept it?
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level 81
May 21, 2019
I was guessing answers and after I'd typed it and saw the real answer I realised I typed a wrong one and was surprised at being accepted.
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level 76
Jul 18, 2019
I do this sometimes
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level 58
Jul 18, 2019
yes
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level 72
Jul 18, 2019
Yes. I did the same, knowing it was incorrect, but also knowing that you excel at type-ins. Just testing you quizmaster, you passed. Not sure why sillie doesn't want it accepted.
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level 53
Jul 18, 2019
Thank god I'm not alone, Kalbahamut
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level 55
May 20, 2019
Please change the moonwalk question to “popularised” from “invented”. MJ was many things but a time traveller to the 1930s wasn’t one of them.
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level ∞
May 20, 2019
Fixed
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level 54
Jul 18, 2019
Today I learned Michael Jackson didn't invent the moonwalk. Dang.
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level 76
May 20, 2019
Maybe accept "tranquillity" with two Ls?
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level ∞
May 20, 2019
Okay
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level 70
May 20, 2019
Neil Armstrong was actually supposed to say "That's one small step for a man..." but he missed the "a". NASA then tried to save face and claimed that "static" obscured the "a".
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level 68
May 21, 2019
I thought that modern technology proved NASA correct? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5398560.stm
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level 76
May 21, 2019
Save face? Was it that embarrassing? It seems to me like the quote can be understood with or without the article.
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level 44
May 21, 2019
It can be understood, but it doesn't mean anything. If being understood was all they wanted, they could just release it as the slogan for the moon landing campaign, and Neil didn't need to say it at all. The point is, you want the very first words spoken on the moon to be perfect or it's a bad omen, and as it is, the fact that he messed it up was clearly very embarrassing or they wouldn't have covered it up.
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level 71
May 22, 2019
That seems a bit dramatic, Pen.
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level 60
Jul 18, 2019
So there allready was this tradition that it is considered to be a bad omen if the first words spoken on the moon arent perfect?? how can that be when noone had been there yet..
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level 54
Jul 18, 2019
I think it was just a PR standpoint that made it embarrassing. I remember wondering why everyone was making such a giant deal about a possibly skipped article, but Pen does make a good point. It's kind of like an inaugural address with a typo in it.
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level 76
May 21, 2019
Gibbous? hm. 46% got that right? okay. The rest were easy for me but missed that one.
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level 81
May 21, 2019
I got that one, but missed crescent.
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level 76
May 21, 2019
Me too. I guess "gibbous" is such an unusual word, it's memorable!
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level 60
May 21, 2019
Reminds me of gibbon
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level 66
May 21, 2019
This is the first time I heard / read this word at all. It's nice to learn something new.
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level 67
May 31, 2019
I got it too but missed the Greek Godess.
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level 60
Jul 18, 2019
I remember that word from learning the phases of the moon in like fifth grade. I thought it sounded so funny and it has always stuck with me.
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level 61
Jul 18, 2019
H. P. Lovecraft to the rescue.
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level 58
May 21, 2019
can you just accept Tide please
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level ∞
May 21, 2019
Yes
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level 61
May 28, 2019
Gibbus for gibbous?
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level 61
Jul 18, 2019
I feel like asking for Artemis instead of Selena is a bit of a miss. She was the goddess of the moon who drove the moon chariot across the night sky. Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, and also a goddess of the moon. The moon association is more of a side dish with her. (Double checked both Wikipedia and Greek Mythology.com to make sure I wasn't talking out of my butt.) And, while Artemis is the only correct answer to this question as it is worded, as far as I can tell, just seems like the not the best choice for moon goddesses.
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level 76
Jul 18, 2019
I think Artemis is the more well-known goddess, and the bit about hunting makes it obvious which one is intended.
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level 60
Jul 18, 2019
We've landed on the moon!
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level 54
Jul 18, 2019
WOOO!
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level 46
Jul 18, 2019
Gibbous is really hard to spell, so please accept something like "Gibbus", "Gibous", and "Gibus"
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level 62
Jul 18, 2019
The first words on the moon was actually "Contact light", uttered by Buzz Aldrin as the instrument light turned on once the eagle had made contact with the lunar surface. Aldrin: Contact Light. Armstrong (on-board): Shutdown. Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop. Aldrin: ACA out of Detent. Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto. Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off. Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in. Armstrong: Engine arm is off. (Pause) Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed. Aldrin: Thank you.
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level 65
Jul 18, 2019
Kicking myself over Eagle. I could only think of the Mars rovers’ names. If it had been in the form of the famous quote then I would have definitely been able to guess it.
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level 59
Jul 19, 2019
Movie starring Don Ameche and Betty Grable: Moon over _____
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level 59
Jul 19, 2019
Who was the guy that stayed up in the capsule and never made it to the moon?
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level 19
Aug 6, 2019
Sorry to be Queen Pedant, but technically the first words uttered on the moon were "contact light".