Astronomy current events question: Arecibo earthquake damage

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!)
Robert Sorokanich, "Earthquake Damage Has This Giant Telescope Hanging by a Thread," February 13, 2014
A supporting cable at the Arecibo Observatory sustained damage from a(n):
(A) signal overload.
(B) helicopter accident.
(C) earthquake.
(D) lightning strike.
(E) meteor impact.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 2 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 38 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 0 students

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