An American Hero: The True Story of Charles a. Lindbergh Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Lindbergh asked to visit Germany?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1939.

2. How did Lindbergh shock people in 1941?
(a) By advocating further appeasement.
(b) By blaming the Jews for dragging America into the war.
(c) By attacking the President for his isolationism.
(d) By embracing Hitler.

3. What stance did Lindbergh take with his earlier support of the Nazis?
(a) He attacked anyone who accused him of having made statements sympathetic of the Nazis.
(b) He avoided all mention, but never supported them again.
(c) He never renounced his support.
(d) He apologized publicly on numerous occasions.

4. What prize did Lindbergh's autobiography win?
(a) The Congressional Medal of Honor.
(b) The Pulitzer Prize.
(c) The Nobel Prize for Literature.
(d) The National Book Critics Circle Award.

5. What was Roosevelt's solution to the controversy?
(a) To privatize air mail.
(b) To make air mail a federal service.
(c) To create a new regulatory body overseeing air mail.
(d) To investigate the corruption.

6. Who did the Lindberghs visit in 1937 and 1938?
(a) Jewish leaders.
(b) High-ranking Nazis.
(c) German diplomats.
(d) German refugees.

7. How did investigators finally find the kidnapper?
(a) By handwriting analysis.
(b) By dumb luck.
(c) By using fingerprints.
(d) By tracing gold certificates.

8. What was Lindbergh's estimation of Germany's air strength?
(a) He described it as weak.
(b) He identified weaknesses in their air force.
(c) He identified its strategic limitations.
(d) He thought them invincible.

9. Who starred in the movie version of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight?
(a) James Dean.
(b) Jimmy Stewart.
(c) Humphrey Bogart.
(d) James Cagney.

10. What did Lindbergh think was the best way to handle the investigation?
(a) Patiently.
(b) Aggressively.
(c) Publicly.
(d) Discreetly.

11. What did people question after Lindbergh's 1941 speech in Des Moines?
(a) His accuracy.
(b) His sanity.
(c) His honesty.
(d) His patriotism.

12. Who was Dr. Carrell?
(a) An private investigator.
(b) A politician.
(c) An aviation advocate.
(d) A heart surgeon.

13. How was Anne Morrow Lindbergh's "A Gift from the Sea" received?
(a) It was praised by the President.
(b) It was not critically acclaimed.
(c) It was a bestseller.
(d) It received the Pulitzer Prize.

14. What did the media call the Lindberghs' estate in Hopewell?
(a) The Flyers' Rest.
(b) The Estate.
(c) The Eagle's Nest.
(d) The Old Wings Home.

15. What effort did Lindbergh contribute to the war effort?
(a) He was a consultant to Henry Ford's factories.
(b) He advocated engagement and containment.
(c) He was a spokesman for the government.
(d) He raised money for the U.S. war bonds.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the controversy centered around?

2. What had the kidnapper used to get into the house?

3. How does Denenberg characterize Hauptmann's defense?

4. Why did Lindbergh keep to a strict timetable?

5. When was Lindbergh's autobiography published?

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