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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. What was Lindbergh's policy about a parachute on the transatlantic flight?
(a) He did not carry one.
(b) He carried a very lightweight parachute.
(c) He carried a life raft instead.
(d) He had a parachute built for the plane in case of failure.

2. What did Lindbergh encounter off the coast of Nova Scotia?
(a) Turbulence.
(b) Geese.
(c) Storms.
(d) Fog.

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

4. Who interested Charles Lindbergh in flying?
(a) He had always been interested in flight.
(b) His father.
(c) World War I aces.
(d) His college friends.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did C.A. Lindbergh change his name when he came to the U.S.?

3. What was Lindbergh fighting from his third through eighth hours en route to Paris?

4. What was the reaction to Lindbergh's transatlantic flight?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Lindbergh prevent himself falling asleep?

2. How does Denenberg describe Lindbergh's love of mechanical things?

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

4. What was Lindbergh's competition like?

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

6. What was Lindbergh's theory for crossing the Atlantic?

7. What was the childhood experience that left a long-lasting impression on Charles Lindbergh?

8. From what did Lindbergh leave for Paris, and when did he leave?

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

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

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