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Great Moon Hoax: Quiz


Question 1: The story may also have inspired ________ to write and publish "The Balloon-Hoax" in the same newspaper[3] on April 13, 1844.
Edgar Allan PoeJohann Wolfgang von GoetheE. T. A. HoffmannWilliam Blake

Question 2: The discoveries were falsely attributed to Sir ________, perhaps the best-known astronomer of his time.
William HerschelCharles DarwinJohn HerschelEnceladus (moon)

Question 3: Dick had computed that the ________ contained 21,891,974,404,480 (21+ trillion) inhabitants.
PlanetSolar SystemSunEarth

Question 4: ________
Moon landing conspiracy theories9/11 conspiracy theoriesLost CosmonautsAIDS denialism

Question 5: His writings were enormously popular in the United States, his fans including intellectual luminaries such as ________.
New EnglandTranscendentalismRalph Waldo EmersonHenry David Thoreau

Question 6: "The Great Moon Hoax" was a series of six articles that were published in the New York Sun beginning on August 25, 1835, about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the ________.
MoonGanymede (moon)Io (moon)Mercury (planet)

Question 7: These discoveries were supposedly made with "an immense ________ of an entirely new principle".
Optical telescopeReflecting telescopeAstronomyTelescope

Question 8: The articles described fantastic animals on the Moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and ________-like winged humanoids ("Vespertilio-homo") who built temples.
MammalPrimateBatEven-toed ungulate

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