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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What had Lindbergh been worried about, in terms of landing in France?
(a) Customs.
(b) Impostors.
(c) Crowds.
(d) Police.

4. When was Charles Lindbergh born?
(a) 1907.
(b) 1902.
(c) 1899.
(d) 1903.

5. What limitation would Lindbergh's placement for the fuel tank introduce?
(a) Increased danger of fire.
(b) Reduced forward vision.
(c) Increased drag.
(d) Increased weight.

6. What was at the heart of Charles Lindbergh's first machine?
(a) A pulley system.
(b) A primitive computer.
(c) A small engine.
(d) An airfoil.

7. Where did Lindbergh take off from?
(a) Bennett Field.
(b) Flowerfield Airport.
(c) Roosevelt Field.
(d) La Guardia Airport.

8. What decision did C.A. Lindbergh and his wife make for the sake of his career?
(a) To move to Washington D.C.
(b) To start a family.
(c) Not to have any more children.
(d) Not to divorce.

9. Who built The Spirit of St. Louis?
(a) Lockheed.
(b) Ryan.
(c) Curtis.
(d) Gulfstream.

10. When were the contents of chapter 5 written?
(a) It is not certain when they were composed.
(b) In the air to Paris.
(c) Before the flight to Paris.
(d) After the flight to Paris.

11. What was the public's reaction to Lindbergh's manner in front of cameras?
(a) They were endeared.
(b) They were put off.
(c) They were incensed.
(d) They were fascinated.

12. Who else did reporters visit because of their interest in Lindbergh?
(a) His mother.
(b) His children.
(c) His flying teachers.
(d) His grandparents.

13. What was the advantage of this placement for the fuel tank?
(a) It removed the need for a fuel pump.
(b) It was closer to the center of lift.
(c) It was safer for the pilot.
(d) It was closer to the center of gravity.

14. What kind of crisis does Lindbergh say he had in his ninth hour of flight?
(a) Nostalgia.
(b) Nausea.
(c) Desire to be on the ground.
(d) Sleepiness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Lindbergh fighting from his third through eighth hours en route to Paris?

2. How many people tuned in to the ceremony where Lindbergh returned to Washington D.C.?

3. Where did C.A. Lindbergh settle in the U.S.?

4. Who was Shorty Lynch?

5. How successful was Lindbergh in his own barnstorming career?

(see the answer keys)

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