Astronomy current events question: proposed Mars Helicopter

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2015
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!)
Elizabeth Landau, "Helicopter Could Be 'Scout' for Mars Rovers," (January 22, 2015)
The Mars Helicopter proposed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is intended to assist future Mars rovers in:
(A) scouting new features and routes.
(B) collecting weather information.
(C) picking up and delivering samples.
(D) transporting it over obstacles.
(E) boosting radio reception.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 50 students
(B) : 3 students
(C) : 7 students
(D) : 5 students
(E) : 0 students

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