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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 the south.
(b) From Spain.
(c) From England.
(d) From Normandy.

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

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

4. When did Charles Lindbergh acquire his own plane?
(a) 1923.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1920.

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

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

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

8. What was the estimate of the size of the crowd that saw Lindbergh land?
(a) Between 60,000 and 70,000.
(b) Between 10,000 and 20,000.
(c) Between 20,000 and 100,000.
(d) Between 25 and 30 people.

9. What did Charles Lindbergh prefer to do during college?
(a) Race motorcycles.
(b) Study engineering.
(c) Help his father with politics.
(d) Build airplanes.

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

11. What happened to Lindbergh after landing?
(a) He was arrested.
(b) He gave a speech.
(c) He was injured.
(d) He was carried aloft by the crowd.

12. What was it about Lindbergh's flight that captivated the public, according to Denenberg?
(a) His underdog status.
(b) His colorful personality.
(c) His confident swagger.
(d) His pet lion.

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

14. Where did C.A. Lindbergh come to the U.S. from?
(a) Switzerland.
(b) Germany.
(c) Norway.
(d) Sweden.

15. What was the Orteig prize for?
(a) A flight to 40,000 feet.
(b) An outside loop.
(c) A transcontinental flight.
(d) A transatlantic flight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Charles Lindbergh inherit his love of machinery?

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

3. Why did police attend Lindbergh's departure for Europe?

4. What was the public's reaction to Lindbergh's manner in front of cameras?

5. How long did it take for Lindbergh to lose sight of the coast of the U.S.?

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