Astronomy current events question: "Ultima Thule"

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2018
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!)
Tricia Talbert, "New Horizons Chooses Nickname for 'Ultimate' Flyby Target" (March 13, 2018)
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will visit (486958) 2014 MU69, nicknamed "Ultima Thule," which means:
(A) "Eternal Twilight."
(B) "Final Destination."
(C) "King Thule's Last Voyage."
(D) "Beyond the Northernmost Island."
(E) "Ancient Forest of Darkness."

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 4 students
(B) : 7 students
(C) : 3 students
(D) : 20 students
(E) : 0 students

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