Sputnik 1 Satellite: Definition, Facts & Launch

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How did Americans respond to the launching of Sputnik 1?

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1. What was the United States' response to the launching of Sputnik?

2. What would not be possible if Sputnik I were not launched?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Sputnik 1 satellite was a great technological achievement that transformed global societies. The quiz and worksheet for the related lesson will help you understand and recollect the information regarding this technology and its lasting legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • US response to Sputnik launch
  • Characteristic(s) of Sputnik
  • Effect of the satellite's launch
  • Developments in technology stemming from Sputnik 1

Skills Practiced

These lesson tools will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Information recall - use what you've learned regarding the American response to the Sputnik launch
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify Sputnik's impact on technology

Additional Learning

To entirely comprehend the material, take the time to review the lesson titled Sputnik 1 Satellite: Definition, Facts & Launch. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify the specific details of the launch of Sputnik 1
  • Understand the impact of Sputnik 1 on the US
  • Discover how Sputnik 1 influenced modern technology
  • Understand the tenuous relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States
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