Kalpana Chawla Quiz: How Much You Know About Kalpana Chawla Indian American Astronaut?

Questions : 12 | Total Attempts: 1718 | Recent Updated: 12-Jun-2021
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Some people are born to guide other people. As her life becomes an example, her death also leaves a spark of imagination in people's eyes and this was "Kalpana Chawla", the first female astronaut of Indian origin. Kalpana Chawla was a girl who gave wings to girls' dreams in India and all over the world. People were proud of their daughters after seeing them and still do. Every girl aspires to be like Kalpana Chawla. This daughter of India was born on 17 March 1962 in Karnal, Haryana to a middle-class family. Her early studies were in Karnal's Tagore Bal Niketan. In the traditional society of Haryana, the dream of a girl like Kalpana was unimaginable. Perhaps when she had looked at the sky for the first time in her childhood, she had decided that one day she would have to touch the stars. Later, in order to fulfill her dream, she took the admission for B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. So, take this quiz and know more about Kalpana Chawla.

Questions Excerpt


1. Chawla's favorite experience in space was.....

A. Flying the space shuttle

B. Watching the earth

C. Taking space walks

D. All of above

2. An avid nature lover, Chawla donated $ 300,000 in her will to....

A. The National Audubon Society

B. The National Geographic Society

C. The World Wildlife Fund

D. None of these

3. In January, Chawla was the only woman to be posthumously awarded the......

A. Bharat Ratna

B. Padma Shri

C. Pravasi Bharat Samman Puraskar

D. All of above

4. Which rock band released a tribute album in Chawla's memory?

A. Led Zeppelin

B. Eagles

C. Deep Purple

D. Science

5. Chawla made two flights to space. Her first was in....

A. In 1990

B. In 1996

C. In 1997

D. In 2003

6. In 1994, what significant event occurred in Chawla's career?

A. She joined ISRO

B. She joined NASA

C. She flew a spacecraft

D. She met her husband

7. Which one of the following is the nickname of "Kalpana Chawla"?

A. Monu

B. Madhu

C. Mona

D. Montu

8. What is the name of the mother of "Kalpana Chawla"?

A. Sanju Chawla

B. Shita Chawla

C. Sanjay Chawla

D. Sanjyothi Chawla

9. Kalpana Chawla first flew on ___________ in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.

A. Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

B. Space Shuttle Columbia

C. Congressional Space Medal of Honor

D. None of these

10. What is the name of the father of Kalpana Chawla?

A. Bhagwan Lal Chawla

B. Banarasi Lal Chawla

C. Bhubaneswar Lal Chawla

D. None of these

11. Which is the achievement of Chawla?

A. NASA Distinguished Service Medal

B. Congressional Space Medal of Honor

C. NASA Space Flight Medal

D. All of above

12. When did Kalpana Chawla died?

A. 1 February 2003

B. 3 February 2003

C. 1 February 2002

D. 2 February 2003


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