Astronomy current events question: naming craters on Mars

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2014
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!)
Ellen Butler, "Uwingu Launches Public Project to Name All 500,000 Mapped Craters on Mars," February 26, 2014
A company is accepting payments to name craters on Mars, in order to fund:
(A) a future map of Mars.
(B) preservation of Mars artifacts.
(C) science research grants.
(D) Mars exploration documentaries.
(E) commercial flights to Mars.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 17 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 26 students
(D) : 3 students
(E) : 0 students

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