Trivia Answers (some)
hilding holroyd (blustone!chagall!hilding@UUNET.UU.NET)
Wed, 20 Jul 1994 13:14:12 EDT
Trivia Questions and (some) answers
> 1. Name the flight name and number that this historic event occured
> through (I'll give you Apollo....). When did they land on the moon
> (July ?? of what year)?
Apollo 11, July 20, 1994
> 2. Name the three astronauts (last names are fine) that took off from
> the Cape to perform this mission.
Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins
> 3. Name something that ALL THREE men had in common besides being
> married, all being military folk, and all doing this for the first
> time (or did they all?). One of the astronauts was NOT in the
> military presently. Whom was he?
Armstrong flew Mercury, Aldrin flew Gemini flights. Armstrong was
the "voice of Mission Control" for MANY flights.
They were all Eagle Scouts.(?)
> 4. Name the "LM", the name they gave the Lunar Module. What is the
> significance of this name?
the Eagle - from the symbol of the US (or Scouting)
> 5. Our collective hearts was relieved when we heard some rather
> historic words (not the "One step for man..." thing...something that
> everyone in the WORLD stopped to hear from mission control). What was
> that phrase?
"Houston, this is Tranquility Base. The Eagle has landed."
> 6. Do you remember what one of the Astronauts did after he planted
> the American flag on the moon?
He saluted it.
> 7. There was something rather significant that they left behind on
> the Moon. It's still there, besides the hardware which was left
> behind. What is it and who planted it there?
Others have said a golf ball.
> 8. The BSA created a new Merit Badge to recognize America's interest
> in the "space race". What is it called?
Space Exploration (and I was the first in my troop to get it. And, I
am a couselor for it - And my son earned it...)
> 9. In 1970, the BSA created yet two more new Merit badges, one which
> was later required for Eagle, Communications. This Merit Badge
> orignially had what item centered on the badge? It was changed in
> 1974. How did the BSA go about changing it and why was this
> 10. The BSA also was hosting a National Scout Jamboree someplace.
> Where did that event occur and what's the significance of that
> Jamboree as far as the Apollo moon mission is concerned?
The Jamboree was in Idaho at the site of the World Jamboree 1967.
Farragut State Park.
> 11. _Boys_Life_, the BSA magazine, ran ads from patch companies and
> retailers that sold the Apollo "uniform patch". The BSA asked for and
> received permission to copy one element of the patch and uses it now
> in connection with a National program emphasis. What is it?
> (btw, the Apollo patch became the BSA's first real "tradable item"
> during the 1969 National Scout Jamboree).
> 12. (last question). What are TWO of the three Astronauts doing now
> as far as Scouting and the BSA is concerned? (one of the astronauts
> is quietly living his life (kinda hard to do this month); the other
> two are rather high-profile types (at least on CNN *grinning*).
Aldrin (?) is a "big shot" but I don't know his title.
And just where were each of you watching this historic event???
I was at Schiff Scout Reservation, Mendham NJ where I was serving on the
staff of the JLITC. We (the entire camp) crowded into 2 or 3 troop lodges
and watched little black & white TV's. NO curfew that night.
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman, Tr 250
Lakewood, NJ Jersey Shore Council
Eagle Class '68 Japeechen Lodge (Brotherhood)
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