The Post Quiz: Rocket Science History

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The Post Quiz: Rocket Science History

This information comes from the Kennedy Space Center, which bills itself as a 'multi-user spaceport' these days.

See if you can answer these questions about rocket science history.

True or false?

  1. The earliest rockets were used by the Chinese to repel extraterrestrials.
  2. There were no bomb craters in China in the 13th Century.
  3. The Turks used rockets to capture Budapest on 25 December 1241.
  4. The Mongols used rockets to capture Baghdad in 1258.
  5. The 1647 English work, The Art of Gunnery, contains 43 pages on rockets.
  6. In 1730, the Germans made the biggest rockets in Europe.
  7. The Tippoo Sultan was overwhelmed by British rocketry at the two battles of Seringapatam.
  8. Congreve rockets are the 'bombs bursting in air' in the US national anthem.
  9. In 1862, a rocket exploded under a Union Army mule. The mule deserted to the Confederacy.
  10. Wernher von Braun was considered a juvenile delinquent because of his interest in rockets.

Did you whoosh through these true/false questions? You can click the rocket for answers.

A rocket enthusiast.
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