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The GPS quiz will test your knowledge of the concepts regarding the GPS satellite network and the technology behind it.
1. What does GPS stand for?
a.Global Positioning System
b.Global Positioning Satellites
c.Global Pinpointing System
d.Global Placement Satellite
2. GPS receivers can determine all BUT which of the following?
a.Latitude
b.Longitude
c.Altitude
d.Density of the object
3. Which country developed the GPS system?
a.Japan
b.The United States
c.France
d.China
4. Which department of the US government maintains the US GPS satellite network?
a.Department of Labor
b.Department of Transportation
c.Department of Defense
d.Department of Health
5. The GPS system is available for free use as a public good.
a.True
b.False
6. The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Executive Committee, which manages the US GPS system, was created by which president?
a.Ronald Reagan
b.George Bush
c.Bill Clinton
d.George W. Bush
7. How many different types of data do GPS satellites broadcast in their main navigational signals?
a.1
b.2
c.3
d.4
8. What did the GPS function called Selective Availability do?
a.It caused intentional errors designed to keep enemies from using it to launch missiles
b.It only allowed the GPS system to be used in certain areas of the world
c.It only allowed specific types of GPS receivers to access the network
d.It would only allow users to access the network if they had paid a user fee
9. As of 2006, how many times does each GPS satellite circles the earth in a day?
a.Once
b.Twice
c.Three times
d.None they circle the earth once every week
10. Where is the GPS Master Control Station located (as of 2006)?
a.Washington DC
b.Hawaii
c.Oklahoma
d.Colorado Springs
11. What did GPS developer Roger L. Easton receive in February of 2006?
a.The National Academy of Engineering Charles Stark Draper prize
b.The Nobel Prize
c.The National Medal of Technology
d.An honorary doctorate from MIT
12. Which country launched the GLONASS network as an alternative to the US GPS system?
a.France
b.Russia
c.China
d.Japan
13. How may chrildren did Roger. L. Easton have
a.1
b.2
c.3
d.4
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What others think about GPS
By: Graeme on Jul 30, 2009
  I know GPS
By: Manuel G. Soares on Jun 6, 2009
  GPS is one of the GNSS systems nowadays available. When we refere the US GNSS we must write: NAVSTAR-GPS.
By: segolame keatshotse on Nov 26, 2008
  gps play tremondous role in our lives, without them there is no communication, there would be no internation matches we watch every day, we can not see other parts of the earth as google earth does and so many things.
By: Franco Oliveri on Jul 9, 2008
  Soon Galileo system will also be available. The European Commission committed more than 3 Billions Euro on it
  

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