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Barry Denenberg
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were Lindbergh and his flight team waiting for before he took off?
(a) Official clearance.
(b) News about Lindbergh's mother's health.
(c) Good weather.
(d) Permission to land in Paris.

2. What was Lindbergh's policy about a parachute on the transatlantic flight?
(a) He did not carry one.
(b) He had a parachute built for the plane in case of failure.
(c) He carried a life raft instead.
(d) He carried a very lightweight parachute.

3. What kind of celebration was Lindbergh treated to in New York?
(a) A ticker tape parade.
(b) A dance party.
(c) A christening at a new airport.
(d) An honorary doctorate.

4. How does Denenberg describe Lindbergh in front of cameras?
(a) Camera-shy.
(b) Photogenic.
(c) Hostile.
(d) A publicity hog.

5. Why did C.A. Lindbergh change his name when he came to the U.S.?
(a) He did not want his family to find him.
(b) He was afraid of persecution.
(c) His given name was too common.
(d) He wanted to fit in.

6. How did Lindbergh keep track of fuel consumption on his flight to Paris?
(a) With a manual gauge.
(b) Dead reckoning.
(c) There was a window in the fuel tank.
(d) With his stopwatch.

7. Why did police attend Lindbergh's departure for Europe?
(a) To protect him from assassination attempts.
(b) To ask him about a murder in New York.
(c) To control the crowds.
(d) To make sure his flight plan was acceptable.

8. Who was Erold Bahl?
(a) A teacher at Ray Page's Flying School.
(b) A mechanic.
(c) A barnstormer.
(d) A war pilot.

9. How much did it cost to built The Spirit of St. Louis?
(a) $25,000.
(b) $1,500.
(c) $6,000.
(d) $9,000.

10. Products did Lindbergh endorse?
(a) Aviation-related products.
(b) Shaving creams.
(c) Record labels.
(d) Cigarettes and scotch.

11. How did Lindbergh locate the airport in Paris? He looked for the lights.
(a) He was led to it by an escort.
(b) He navigated to it.
(c) He followed the flares.
(d) He looked for the lights.

12. What was 'the Lindy'?
(a) A dance.
(b) A self-reliant person.
(c) A drink.
(d) A jacket.

13. What does Lindbergh say about reporters in chapter 5?
(a) He thanks them for making him a celebrity.
(b) He wishes they would take more care about facts.
(c) He expresses annoyance.
(d) He expresses bewilderment about their desire to write lies.

14. What goal did Lindbergh ask the manufacturers to aim for with The Spirit of St. Louis?
(a) As light as possible.
(b) As strong as possible.
(c) As fast as possible.
(d) As sleek as possible.

15. When was Charles Lindbergh's first flight?
(a) 1907.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1922.
(d) 1917.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lindbergh see in the cockpit in the 22nd hour?

2. What did Lindbergh feel about his nickname?

3. What did Charles Lindbergh do while he was an air mail pilot?

4. What was it about Lindbergh's flight that captivated the public, according to Denenberg?

5. What was the Orteig prize for?

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