October Sky Questions and Answers
What happend to Jim Hickam?
In October Sky, what happened to each of the rocket boys after graduation? Describe each situation.
In October Sky by Homer Hickam, what does "Auk" stand for?
Why does Homer's father want him to work in the mine? "October Sky" movie
What did the rocket boys prove in October Sky?
What were three scientific problems that the boys had to solve?
How does this movie "October Sky" connect the importance of both math and science in constructing rockets?
Who was Dorothy Plunk and what happend to her?
Explain the significance of Sonny's & Homer's conversation after Ike Bykovski teaches the boys how to weld in October Sky.
What is the conflict between Sonny's mom and dad October Sky?
In the movie October Sky, what motivated the boys' learning?
What are the two major changes at the beginning of Sonny's junior year at Big Creek High School in October Sky?
What are the main characters of October Sky?
What happened to Daisy Mae?
Please give an example of the scientific method being used in October Sky.
What did Homer have to do in October Sky since he didn’t understand the math that he needed for the rocket?
What happened in Homer's nozzles got stolen?
What was Homer's most important characteristic that helped him succeed?
What is the significance of Sonny's 1958 Christmas gift in October Sky?
Where did they get the binder and what happend when they got the binder in October Sky?
How big was Auk 31? How many Auks did they launch that day? How high did they go
Describe Homer Hickam in detail in October Sky.
In October Sky, how do we know that Homer Senior and Elsie love each other?
What was Zincoshine, and did they decide to use for a binder in October Sky?
Who was chipper and what did he love?
How did Mr. Canton help in October Sky?
What is the most significant thing Homer Hickam does in October Sky?
What was significant about homer's encounter with valentine (and keep it clean)?
Describe the launch of Auk XII in October Sky. Who was there and what happened? What was a "theodolite?"
When rocket fuel combusts,the nozzle directs a hot river of gas that reaches the speed of what in October Sky?
Why does Elsie have such a strong desire for Sonny to succeed with his interest in rockets?
In the book October Sky on page 143 Sonny states that “Jake was to become important to the BCMA.” Why/how do you think that will happen? Cite evidence.
What happend to the black phones and why?
What did Mr. Bykovski reveal to Homer about Wernher von Braun in October Sky?
Who is Warner Vanbarn in "October Sky?"
What did Miss Riley give to Sonny in "October Sky"? In chapter 13 of Rocket Boys/ October Sky
What happened to shut down rocket manufacturing operations?
Examine the setting's significance in October Sky.
What are the two safety rules that the boys break?
In Homer Hickam's October Sky, what is the BCMA?
What happened with Auk XIII, and what did the boys notice about the rocket when it was recovered in October Sky?
What did Homer's dad do with Mica crystals that was very special to homer's mom? Describe the incident?
What did Homer's dad do when he launched his last rocket? Why was that hard for him?
What did the football guys do to the rocket boys in October Sky? What happend to end the situation?
In chapter one, the author says he learned three truths about the period in which he and his friends were building rockets. One scientific truth deals with rocketry; what are the other two and what are their implications?
What did Ms. Riley say when Homer was about to leave for the national science fair?
What happend to homer that turned the situation very serious?
Why is the nozzle important in October Sky?
Where does October Sky take place?
What happened to Homer's display?
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