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. Who insisted that Charles Lindbergh attend college?

2. What did Lindbergh accept from President Coolidge?

3. What decision did C.A. Lindbergh and his wife make for the sake of his career?

4. How successful was Lindbergh in his own barnstorming career?

5. How did Charles Lindbergh help his father's political campaign?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was Lindbergh's competition like?

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

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

6. Describe Charles Lindbergh's education.

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

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

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

10. What had Lindbergh expected to find on his arrival in France?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How did Charles Lindbergh change over the course of his life? Describe his temperament as a young man, and the influences that changed him as he matured.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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