Astronomy current events question: Square Kilometer Array

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2013
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Students are assigned to read online articles on current astronomy events, and take a short current events quiz during the first 10 minutes of lab. (This motivates students to show up promptly to lab, as the time cut-off for the quiz is strictly enforced!)
Corinne Mosese, "Work Starts on the World’s Largest Radio Telescope," November 4, 2013
Construction started on the Square Kilometer Array, which will become the world's largest radio telescope by:
(A) collecting static from cell phone towers.
(B) combining receivers in Australia and South Africa.
(C) using Earth's entire magnetic field.
(D) laying out a wire mesh at the south pole.
(E) using the moon as a passive radio reflector.

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 0 students
(B) : 43 students
(C) : 9 students
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 5 students

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