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Aerospace Medicine Quiz

Department of Human Engineering & Human Factors, Institute of Aerospace Medicine IAF, Bengaluru, India
Compiled by: Dr V Raghunandan, MBBS, MD (Aerospace Medicine) Department of Human Engineering & Human Factors, Institute of Aerospace Medicine IAF, Bengaluru, India. E-mail:
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  1. The first patent for an ejection system using compressed air was done in 1916. Name the inventor?

    1. Everard Calthrop, a British Railway Engineer

    2. Anastase Dragomir, a Romanian Inventor

    3. Helmut Schenk, a German Test Pilot

    4. Bengt Johansson, a Swedish Military Pilot

  2. The first aircraft to be fitted with a rocket-propelled seat was:-

    1. F-106 Delta Dart

    2. Gloster Meteor Mk III

    3. Lockheed M-21

    4. F-102 Delta Dagger

  3. Von Karman line is at an altitude of:

    1. 40 km

    2. 50 km

    3. 70 km

    4. 80 km

  4. Fumigation of aircraft is done by using which of the following disinfectant?

    1. Methyl bromide

    2. Picrin

    3. Formaldehyd

    4. Chlorine

  5. The commonest ejection related injury is known to occur during this phase of ejection:-

    1. Egress

    2. Windblast

    3. Parachute opening

    4. Landing

  6. The first airport to introduce Air Traffic Control:

    1. Hamburg, Germany

    2. College Park, USA

    3. Croydon, London

    4. Breman, Germany

  7. The commonest cause of unsuccessful ejection is:-

    1. Ejection at low altitude while at high speed

    2. Delay in decision to eject

    3. Failure of ejection system

    4. None of the above

  8. What is the percentage of Oxygen in the atmosphere at 33,000 ft?

    1. 21%

    2. 18%

    3. 14%

    4. 11%

  9. Radiation from Sun reaches the earth within:

    1. 30 min

    2. 22 min

    3. 13 min

    4. 8 min

  10. Drop-down mask in commercial aircraft for passengers are automatically released when cabin altitude is between:

    1. 5,000 - 9,000 ft

    2. 10,000 - 14,000 ft

    3. 15,000 - 19,000 ft

    4. 20,000 ft or more

  11. Ozonosphere lies in which layer of the atmosphere?

    1. Thermosphere

    2. Stratosphere

    3. Troposphere

    4. Ionosphere

  12. Longest Space mission by a women?

    1. Christina Koch

    2. Valentine Tereshkova

    3. Judith Resnik

    4. Sunita Williams

  13. If the symptoms of numbness, tingling, muscle in-coordination, giddiness or fainting spell persists in flight despite of starting 100% oxygen, this is due to:-

    1. Hypoxia

    2. Hyperventilation

    3. Positive pressure breathing

    4. Psychological effects

  14. Casualty carrying capacity of Mi-26 Helicopter is: -

    1. 23 sitting or 12 lying

    2. 15 sitting or 06 lying

    3. 50 sitting or 24 lying

    4. 82 sitting or 60 lying

  15. Regarding food prepared for aircraft meals, true is: -

    1. Only samples of prepared meals are subjected to quality control

    2. Cold meals should be stored below 40 C and Hot meals above 750C

    3. Cold meals should be stored below 100 C and Hot meals above 630C

    4. None of the above

Answers for Space Medicine Quiz

Ans.: 1. (a), 2. (d), 3. (d), 4. (a), 5. (a), 6. (c), 7. (b), 8. (a), 9. (d), 10. (b), 11. (b), 12. (a), 13. (c), 14. (d), 15. (c)

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