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Trivia Quiz - John Glenn: American Astronaut & Politician

American astronaut, Marine Corps fighter pilot, ordained Presbyterian elder, corporate executive, and politician - what a career, what a life. -bill

Quiz Number: 1709
Date Submitted: October 26, 2007
Quiz Categories: Space Exploration, American Military
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dave
Average Score: 48.9 percent
Times Taken: 169 times
Taken by Registered Users: 20
Quiz is about: John H Glenn

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John Glenn American Astronaut  Politician
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1. John Glenn was born in what state?
  A.   Michigan
  B.   Illinois
  C.   Ohio
  D.   Wisconsin

2. In 1962, John Glenn was the first man to orbit the earth in a spacecraft. What was the name of the spacecraft?
  A.   Little Joe 6
  B.   Sigma 7
  C.   Apollo 8
  D.   Friendship 7

3. John and his wife were high school sweethearts and were married in 1943. What is her first name?
  A.   Annie
  B.   Esther
  C.   Gloria
  D.   Maria

4. In what branch of the military was John Glenn enlisted?
  A.   Air Force
  B.   Navy
  C.   Army
  D.   Marines

5. In he mid-1960s, John Glenn was an executive for what major soft drink company?
  A.   Faygo
  B.   Coca-Cola
  C.   Royal Crown Cola
  D.   Pepsi-Cola

6. What was the nick name that John Glenn earned during the Korean War?
  A.   "Fly Terror"
  B.   "Johnny Bomb"
  C.   "Glenn Gunner"
  D.   "Magnet Ass"

7. With what powerful political family was John Glenn a personal friend?
  A.   Bush
  B.   Nixon
  C.   Kennedy
  D.   Clinton

8. In 1959, Glenn was assigned to NASA as part of what project?
  A.   Apollo
  B.   Gemini
  C.   Mercury
  D.   Skylab

9. In what year was Glenn elected to the United States Senate?
  A.   1969
  B.   1974
  C.   1979
  D.   1981

10. John starred as himself in an episode of what sitcom in 2001?
  A.   "The Drew Carey Show"
  B.   "Friends"
  C.   "Seinfeld"
  D.   "Frasier"®   

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