Astronomy current events question: Cassini revisits Saturn's moons

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!)
Preston Dyches, Steve Mullins, "Saturn Spacecraft Returns to the Realm of Icy Moons" (March 30, 2015)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft returns to Saturn's icy moons after spending two years:
(A) rebooting its software.
(B) in hibernation.
(C) orbiting Saturn's north and south poles.
(D) recharging its solar batteries.
(E) traveling through Saturn's rings.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 4 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 34 students
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 9 students

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