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 C.A. Lindbergh change his name when he came to the U.S.?

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

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

4. What would Charles Lindbergh do for Erold Bahl?

5. When did Lindbergh sight the Eiffel Tower?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What was the Orteig prize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Taking Lindbergh's entire life into consideration, assess whether 'Lucky Lindy' is a fair nickname for him. Does it apply better in some parts of his life than others?

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

If Charles Lindbergh were a student today, what field would he have dropped out of school to work in? What areas today hold the promise that aviation held in the mid-1920s?

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