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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did C.A. Lindbergh change his name when he came to the U.S.?
(a) His given name was too common.
(b) He did not want his family to find him.
(c) He wanted to fit in.
(d) He was afraid of persecution.

2. Who had Lindbergh expected to meet him?
(a) Policemen.
(b) Thronging crowds.
(c) His wife.
(d) A handful of reporters.

3. What does Denenberg say Lindbergh received in the mail after returning to the U.S.?
(a) Marriage proposals.
(b) Threats.
(c) Business proposals.
(d) Book deals.

4. How does Denenberg explain Lindbergh's feelings about his nickname?
(a) He felt like he was being celebrated for the wrong trait.
(b) He felt that planning, not luck, had explained his success.
(c) He felt that his sense of humor had been misrepresented.
(d) He felt like it was a caricature but it was all the media needed to see.

5. In what month did Lindbergh fly to Paris from New York?
(a) May.
(b) July.
(c) September.
(d) February.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Lindbergh take off from?

2. What did Lindbergh encounter off the coast of Nova Scotia?

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

4. What drew Lindbergh to the facility where he learned to fly?

5. When was Charles Lindbergh born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lindbergh's early education in aviation.

2. How was Lindbergh's decision about where to put the fuel tank unconventional?

3. How does Lindbergh describe his relationship with The Spirit of St. Louis?

4. What had Lindbergh planned to do after arriving in Paris?

5. What obstacle did Lindbergh have to overcome off the coast of Nova Scotia?

6. What offers were made to Lindbergh, and how did he respond to them?

7. Describe the crowds that were present for Lindbergh's departure.

8. Describe Charles Lindbergh's education.

9. Describe Lindbergh's arrival in New York.

10. What is the Lindbergh family history before Charles Lindbergh, the aviator and subject of this biography, was born?

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