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. What was Le Bourget like when Lindbergh landed?

2. What business were Orville and Wilbur Wright in, when they invented the airplane in 1903?

3. Where did Lindbergh take The Spirit of St. Louis on its first flight?

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

5. What did Lindbergh accept from President Coolidge?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What offers were made to Lindbergh, and how did he respond to them?

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

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

5. Describe Charles Lindbergh's education.

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

7. Where did Lindbergh learn to fly officially?

8. How did Lindbergh approach his landing place?

9. Describe Lindbergh's first plane.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Denenberg says that Lindbergh's journals may have been written after the fact--to what extent does Lindbergh's life seem to have been revised or elaborated after the fact, to change Lindbergh's image in the public's eyes? How was the experience different from the account?

Essay Topic 2

What should Lindbergh be remembered for now? Using evidence from the book, and analysis of today's culture, describe the value of Lindbergh's legacy today.

Essay Topic 3

In what way specifically is Lindbergh an 'American' hero? Identify the trait that makes his story an American story.

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