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Question 1: Astronomers of the early twentieth century determined that such a combination of ________ events is unlikely to recur for many thousands of years.

Question 2: John P. Harrington of the ________ to help future archaeologists with the English language,[18] since it was felt that all existing languages will be lost.
Smithsonian InstitutionNational MallWashington, D.C.United States Capitol

Question 3: The items that were selected to be put inside were based upon how well they chronicled 20th-century life in the ________.
United StatesPhilippinesCanadaAlaska

Question 4: In the year 1939, there were two ________ of the moon, falling on the third of May and the twenty-eighth of October.

Question 5: [9] During packaging of the contents under the direction of representatives of the United States ________, each object was examined to determine whether it could be expected to last 5,000 years.
Bureau of Industry and SecurityNational Technical Information ServiceNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Question 6: The Westinghouse Time Capsules are two ________ prepared by the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company: "Time Capsule I", created for the 1939 New York World's Fair; and "Time Capsule II", created for the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Time capsuleHistoryChronologyPast

Question 7: The 1938 time capsule of cupaloy was lowered at high noon on September 23, 1938, the precise moment of the ________.

Question 8: [2] The interior of the glass envelope of Capsule II was filled with the inert gas ________.

Question 9: [5] Time Capsule II was made of a stainless steel metal called "Kromarc", supplied by ________.
H. J. Heinz CompanyPPG IndustriesDick's Sporting GoodsU.S. Steel

Question 10: [2] The interior of the glass envelope of Capsule I was filled with the inert gas ________, which is a gas that is four-fifths of the earth's atmosphere.


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