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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 kind of crisis does Lindbergh say he had in his ninth hour of flight?
(a) Sleepiness.
(b) Nausea.
(c) Desire to be on the ground.
(d) Nostalgia.

2. How many people tuned in to the ceremony where Lindbergh returned to Washington D.C.?
(a) 3 million.
(b) 1 million.
(c) 100,000.
(d) 250,000.

3. What did have to do in the 14th hour to set things to rights again?
(a) Lose altitude.
(b) Triangulate his position.
(c) Splash water on his face.
(d) Backtrack.

4. Where did Lindbergh greet a crowd after sleeping in Paris?
(a) The Eiffel Tower.
(b) Le Bourget.
(c) The U.S. Embassy.
(d) The Louvre.

5. Why did police attend Lindbergh's departure for Europe?
(a) To make sure his flight plan was acceptable.
(b) To protect him from assassination attempts.
(c) To ask him about a murder in New York.
(d) To control the crowds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was 'the Lindy'?

2. What was at the heart of Charles Lindbergh's first machine?

3. What limitation would Lindbergh's placement for the fuel tank introduce?

4. How would you describe the crowd that came to see Lindbergh take off for Europe?

5. What was conventional wisdom for how to pursue the Orteig prize?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lindbergh's marriage to Anne Morrow.

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

3. How did Lindbergh prevent himself falling asleep?

4. Describe the Lindberghs' literary successes after World War II.

5. What was Lindbergh's relationship with Dr. Carrel?

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

7. What were the problems with the investigation in the Lindberghs' baby's disappearance?

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

9. Describe Lindbergh's first plane.

10. How did Lindbergh handle publicity?

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