An American Hero: The True Story of Charles a. Lindbergh Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Barry Denenberg
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Lindbergh name his plane The Spirit of St. Louis?

2. What was 'the Lindy'?

3. What happened to the flyers who set out for the Orteig prize before Lindbergh?

4. Who were Lindbergh's competitors funded by?

5. How would barnstormers make money?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Lindbergh prevent himself falling asleep?

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

3. When was Lindbergh's first flight?

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

5. Describe Lindbergh's early education in aviation.

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

7. How did Lindbergh approach his landing place?

8. What did Lindbergh find when he arrived in Paris?

9. Describe Lindbergh's first plane.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an evaluative review of "An American Hero". What is this book's place in culture? What are its uses? Who is its audience? What are its limitations?

Essay Topic 2

Evaluate your own reading of "An American Hero" -- did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.

Essay Topic 3

What experiences in early life explain Lindbergh's embrace of white supremacist ideas later in life? What aspects of white supremacy were attractive to him?

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