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Question 1: The National Medal of Science was established on August 25, 1959, by an act of the ________ under Public Law 86-209.
United States House of RepresentativesUnited States SenateUnited States Congress110th United States Congress

Question 2: In 1992, the National Science Foundation signed a letter of agreement with the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation that made the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation the metaorganization over both the National Medal of Science and the very similar ________.
National Medal of ScienceJack KilbyNational Medal of Technology and InnovationRobert Noyce

Question 3: The twelve member presidential Committee on the National Medal of Science is responsible for selecting award recipients and is administered by the ________ (NSF).
PsychologySocial sciencesScientific methodNational Science Foundation

Question 4: The award's ceremony is organized by the Office of Science and Technlogy Policy and takes place at the ________.
Washington, D.C.President's ParkWhite HouseUnited States Capitol

Question 5: On January 7, 1979, the ________ (AAAS) passed a resolution proposing that the medal be expanded to include the social and behavioral sciences.
Social sciencesPresident of the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceHistory of scienceAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science

Question 6: Kennedy to Theodore von Kármán for his work at the ________ Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
University of California, San DiegoUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Institute of Technology







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