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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How successful was Lindbergh in his own barnstorming career?
(a) His skills attracted the notice of corporate sponsors.
(b) He made a fortune.
(c) He did not make money, but he learned a lot.
(d) He would have been forgotten except for his dangerous stunts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How would barnstormers make money?
(a) Cash for rides.
(b) Cash for flying lessons.
(c) Cash for daredevil performances.
(d) Cash prizes from flying contests.

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

10. Who were Lindbergh's competitors funded by?
(a) Cities.
(b) Corporations.
(c) Governments.
(d) The flyers themselves.

11. What does Lindbergh say he will do if this flight fails?
(a) Try again.
(b) Start a family.
(c) Return to the air mail.
(d) Give up flying.

12. What does chapter 5 consist of?
(a) Denenberg's speculations.
(b) Lindbergh's journal.
(c) Lindbergh's letters.
(d) Denenberg's dramatization.

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

14. What was Lindbergh's nickname?
(a) Last-minute Lindy.
(b) Laughing Lindy.
(c) Lucky Lindy.
(d) Wrong-way Lindy.

15. What was the reaction to Lindbergh's transatlantic flight?
(a) He became a controversial figure.
(b) He became a celebrity.
(c) He became a hermit.
(d) He became a pariah.

Short Answer Questions

1. When were the contents of chapter 5 written?

2. What will sleep mean for Lindbergh while he is flying?

3. When was Charles Lindbergh's first flight?

4. What happened to Charles Lindbergh's family when he was three and a half years old?

5. What would Charles Lindbergh do for Erold Bahl?

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