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See how much you know about the latest Everest discovery, a lost space capsule, and a formerly extinct animal.

Quiz

See how much you know about the latest Everest discovery, a lost space capsule, and a formerly extinct animal.

1. In 1999, an Everest expedition found the body of George Mallory, who died on the mountain, along with his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine. When did they disappear?

  • 1907
  • 1924
  • 1953

2. On his way home from orbiting the earth, astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom nearly drowned when his space capsule, the Liberty Bell 7, began to sink. It was found in 1999, 38 years after it sunk. What body of water was it found in?

  • The Pacific Ocean
  • The North Sea
  • The Atlantic Ocean

3. In 1999, Australia, home of some of the world's most unusual animals, turned up a species that was thought extinct. Who was this comeback kid?

  • The giant roughie fish
  • The dodo bird
  • The Tasmanian Tiger

4. The Ikonos I was supposed to be the first commercial space spy with the snooping power of a military satellite. Unfortunately, this new satellite was lost on its way to space. Ikonos was named from the Greek word for:

  • Nosy
  • Image
  • High-flyer

5. Two Mayan temples, which may shed new light on these early Americans, were found in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico. When did the ancient Maya reach their cultural and architectural peak?

  • 5,000 û 2,000 BC
  • 200 û 900 AD
  • 1200 û 1500 AD

Your Results:

1. In 1999, an Everest expedition found the body of George Mallory, who died on the mountain, along with his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine. When did they disappear?
1924

2. On his way home from orbiting the earth, astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom nearly drowned when his space capsule, the Liberty Bell 7, began to sink. It was found in 1999, 38 years after it sunk. What body of water was it found in?
The Atlantic Ocean

3. In 1999, Australia, home of some of the world's most unusual animals, turned up a species that was thought extinct. Who was this comeback kid?
The giant roughie fish

4. The Ikonos I was supposed to be the first commercial space spy with the snooping power of a military satellite. Unfortunately, this new satellite was lost on its way to space. Ikonos was named from the Greek word for:
Image

5. Two Mayan temples, which may shed new light on these early Americans, were found in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico. When did the ancient Maya reach their cultural and architectural peak?
200 û 900 AD

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