Astronomy current events question: reflections off of Titan's Kraken Mare

Astronomy 210L, fall 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!)
Preston Dyches, "Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan," (October 30, 2014)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently observed __________ Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon, Titan.
(A) sunlight reflected by.
(B) a tidal wave in.
(C) lightning storms over.
(D) the start of winter at.
(E) floating icebergs atop.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 18 students
(B) : 6 students
(C) : 7 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 6 students

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