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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Lindbergh approach Paris?
(a) From England.
(b) From the south.
(c) From Normandy.
(d) From Spain.

2. What stunt marked the end of Charles Lindbergh apprenticeship?
(a) An outside loop.
(b) Climbing up a ladder from a car to an airplane.
(c) Almost falling during a wing-walk.
(d) A double parachute jump.

3. Why did Lindbergh name his plane The Spirit of St. Louis?
(a) To honor his patron's origins.
(b) To honor his birthplace.
(c) To memorialize the pioneer spirit.
(d) To establish St. Louis as an aviation mecca.

4. Why was Lindbergh reluctant to accept this from the President?
(a) He did not want fame.
(b) He had wanted to remain anonymous.
(c) He had not planned to return to the U.S.
(d) He had planned to circumnavigate the globe.

5. What happened to The Spirit of St. Louis after Lindbergh landed?
(a) Souvenir-seekers tore it apart.
(b) Lindbergh wrecked it on landing.
(c) It caught fire.
(d) Police impounded it.

6. How does Lindbergh describe his relationship with The Spirit of St. Louis?
(a) He says it felt like a stubborn woman.
(b) He says that it felt like a willful machine.
(c) He says that it felt like a wild animal.
(d) He says that it felt like an extension of his body.

7. What other trick would Lindbergh do while barnstorming?
(a) Mock-dogfights.
(b) Jump from one plane to another.
(c) Hang from the wing by a strap.
(d) Aerial acrobatics.

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

9. What did Lindbergh accept from President Coolidge?
(a) An invitation to visit the White House.
(b) An award.
(c) An invitation to return to the U.S. on an America cruiser.
(d) A ticker tape parade.

10. Where did Lindbergh take The Spirit of St. Louis on its first flight?
(a) Washington D.C.
(b) St. Louis.
(c) New York.
(d) Paris.

11. Why did Lindbergh nearly die from his stunt?
(a) He stepped through the wing, and almost fell.
(b) His second parachute opened late.
(c) His plane nearly hit a building.
(d) The plane he was walking over to nearly hit him.

12. What did the relative who taught Charles Lindbergh to tinker do for a career?
(a) Engineer.
(b) Designer.
(c) Dentist.
(d) Mechanic.

13. How much was Lindbergh estimated to have earned as a result of his transatlantic flight?
(a) $3 million.
(b) $1 million.
(c) $100,000.
(d) $500,000.

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

15. Why did Lindbergh leave from this airport?
(a) It had a long runway.
(b) It was furthest east.
(c) It was paved.
(d) It would help protect him from publicity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did C.A. Lindbergh accomplish in 1906?

2. What was conventional wisdom for how to pursue the Orteig prize?

3. What goal did Lindbergh ask the manufacturers to aim for with The Spirit of St. Louis?

4. What was Lindbergh's policy about a parachute on the transatlantic flight?

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

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