ESL Video Quiz: Hidden Figures

Quiz by: ChezTeresaESL
Quiz #: 28302
(ESL Category: listening) The African-American women behind NASA's rocket launches
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VOCABULARY:
STEREOTYPE: an often unfair and untrue belief
that many people have about all people or
things with a particular characteristic;

SEGREGATION: the practice or policy of keeping
people of different races, religions, etc.
separate from each other;

JIM CROW: the unfair treatment of black people
in the past in the southern U.S. when laws were
passed that didn't give them the same rights as
white people;

HESITANCE: being slow to speak or act because
you are unsure or nervous about something;

REVERENCE: honor or respect that is felt or
shown to someone or something;

PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING VOCABULARY:
PROPULSION: the force that moves something
forward;

LIFT: the act of raising or lifting something;
thrust: a forward or upward push;

TRAJECTORY: the curved path along which
something (such as a rocket) moves through the
air or through space;

ORBIT: the curved path that something (such as
a moon or satellite) follows as it goes around
something else (such as a planet);

EFFICIENT: capable of producing the required
results without wasting materials, time, or
energy;


Link to the YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=egYTxxKylv8&t=184s

Find out more about the book and movie at the
author's website:
http://margotleeshetterly.com/hidden-figures-
nasas-african-american-computers/

Read a Smithsonian article for more information
here:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/forgotten
-black-women-mathematicians-who-helped-win-
wars-and-send-astronauts-space-180960393/

Read about the Jim Crow laws here:
http://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/a-
brief-history-of-jim-crow

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