Wonder #2817: What Caused the Tunguska Event?

Question 1 of 3

Scientists believe that if the Tuskunga asteroid had impacted the ground it would have done which of the following?

  1. left a crater two miles wide
  2. left trees standing in the center of the impact
  3. caused damage as far away as eastern Asia
  4. led witnesses to believe a spaceship from another planet had landed

Question 2 of 3

This Wonder was mainly about . . .

  1. Research projects undertaken by scientists at Federal Siberian University
  2. The effects and subsequent damage caused by an asteroid passing through the atmosphere in Siberia in 1908
  3. A description of different types of space rocks, such as comets, meteors, and asteroids
  4. Wildlife diversity near the Tuskunga River in Siberia

Question 3 of 3

What did the first team to investigate the Tuskunga site believe caused the effects they documented?

  1. a disease carried by the reindeer population
  2. the act of an angry god
  3. an atmospheric condition where the sky splits in two
  4. a space rock exploding in the earth’s atmosphere

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