The Maclean's Space Issue

The Maclean’s Quiz: How well do you know space?

We go where no Maclean’s Quiz has gone before—to space. But based on the Maclean’s Genius Peter Dyakowski’s score, he’s already been there.


Welcome back to the Maclean’s Quiz, a diversion designed by Terrance Balazo to test your trivia skills. Good luck, and remember: no Internet assistance allowed.

We’ve also invited the Maclean’s Genius, Peter Dyakowski, to take the quiz. Dyakowski is a lineman with the CFL’s Hamilton Ticats who also bested the competition in CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person contest in 2012. And we don’t call him our genius for nothing—he solved the viral Singapore brain teaser that had been stumping the Internet. (And during his workout, no less!)

With our special space issue on newsstands now—guest edited by Col. Chris Hadfield and full of fascinating stories all about the great unknown—we tested Dyakowski on everything from NASA history to Soviet satellites, from star names to Star Wars. So how did he do? “Maybe the fact that I’m a huge (figuratively and literally) space and sci-fi nerd helped,” said Dyakowski. Indeed it did: He scored 93 per cent. 

Think you can do better? Just click on the link below.

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