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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. How successful was Lindbergh in his own barnstorming career?
(a) He would have been forgotten except for his dangerous stunts.
(b) His skills attracted the notice of corporate sponsors.
(c) He did not make money, but he learned a lot.
(d) He made a fortune.

2. What happened to Lindbergh after landing?
(a) He gave a speech.
(b) He was carried aloft by the crowd.
(c) He was injured.
(d) He was arrested.

3. When was Charles Lindbergh born?
(a) 1899.
(b) 1907.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1903.

4. Why was Lindbergh reluctant to accept this from the President?
(a) He had not planned to return to the U.S.
(b) He had planned to circumnavigate the globe.
(c) He did not want fame.
(d) He had wanted to remain anonymous.

5. What kind of celebration was Lindbergh treated to in New York?
(a) A dance party.
(b) A ticker tape parade.
(c) An honorary doctorate.
(d) A christening at a new airport.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of crisis does Lindbergh say he had in his ninth hour of flight?

2. How much did it cost to built The Spirit of St. Louis?

3. How does Denenberg explain Lindbergh's feelings about his nickname?

4. Who was Erold Bahl?

5. Where did Charles Lindbergh get formal education in flying?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Lindbergh's reputation as a pilot?

2. What was the importance of Lindbergh's double parachute jump?

3. How did Lindbergh prevent himself falling asleep?

4. What was the Orteig prize?

5. How did driving figure in Charles Lindbergh's early education?

6. What was Lindbergh's nickname, and how did he feel about it?

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

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

9. What problem did Lindbergh encounter for flying too high, and how did he solve it?

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

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