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Question 1: Rocket Boys (also known as ________) is the first memoir in a series of three, by Homer Hickam, Jr. It is a story of growing up in a mining town, and a boy's pursuit of amateur rocketry in a coal mining town.
Hidalgo (film)Jurassic Park IIIOctober SkyJumanji (film)

Question 2: Their first real rocket, powered by black powder, was named ________ 1; the great auk is a flightless sea bird that became extinct in the mid-1800s.
AukPenguinMancallinaeCommon Murre

Question 3: Sonny, after seeing ________, the world's first artificial Earth satellite, decides to join the American team of rocket engineers, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, when he graduates from school.
Sputnik 1Sputnik programSpace RaceSputnik 2

Question 4: Rocket Boys was made into a film in ________, titled October Sky (an anagram of "Rocket Boys").

Question 5: Sherman Siers has ________ in his left leg, but does not let it slow him down.
PoliomyelitisHerpesviral encephalitisProgressive multifocal leukoencephalopathyTropical spastic paraparesis

Question 6: lived in a small coal mining town in ________ named Coalwood.
West VirginiaKentuckyMassachusettsNew Jersey

Question 7: After that, the group of boys started calling themselves "Rocket Boys" and called the place they were launching their rockets from "Cape Coalwood", in honor of ________.
Cape CanaveralFloridaKennedy Space CenterBrevard County, Florida

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