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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. Who was Harry Knight?
(a) Lindbergh's mechanic.
(b) Lindbergh's business partner.
(c) Lindbergh's instructor.
(d) The money behind Lindbergh's attempt at the Orteig prize.

2. What was 'the Lindy'?
(a) A jacket.
(b) A dance.
(c) A self-reliant person.
(d) A drink.

3. What stunt marked the end of Charles Lindbergh apprenticeship?
(a) Almost falling during a wing-walk.
(b) Climbing up a ladder from a car to an airplane.
(c) A double parachute jump.
(d) An outside loop.

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. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How much was the Orteig prize?

3. Who were Lindbergh's competitors funded by?

4. Products did Lindbergh endorse?

5. How many people tuned in to the ceremony where Lindbergh returned to Washington D.C.?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Denenberg say about C.A. Lindbergh's marriage with Evangeline Lodge Land?

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

5. What was Lindbergh's relationship with Harry Knight?

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

7. What was the Orteig prize?

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

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

10. What caveat does Denenberg offer for the journal entries included in chapter 5?

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