The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were Icarus' wings made of?
(a) Wood and fabric.
(b) Wax and fabric.
(c) Wax and feathers.
(d) Bones and fabric.

2. Where was the new motorized glider assembled?
(a) Boston.
(b) In Ohio.
(c) In Maine.
(d) Kill Devil Hills.

3. Who did Wilbur and Orville contact after their successful flight?
(a) Their father.
(b) Their mother.
(c) Thir agent.
(d) Their sister.

4. How long did the press say it would take for men to fly?
(a) 2 to 10 million years.
(b) 10 million years.
(c) 1 to 10 million years.
(d) 5 to 10 million years.

5. How fast was the wind at Kitty Hawk?
(a) 25 to 50 mph average.
(b) 15 to 30 mph average.
(c) 5 to10 mph average.
(d) 10 to 20 mph average.

Short Answer Questions

1. What drawback did Huffman Prairie have?

2. What did the monk, Eilmer, blame his crash on?

3. What was the weight of the Wright brothers' largest glider after running their wing experiments?

4. When did the U.S. Signal Corps sign a contract with the Wright brothers?

5. When did George Cayley build the first successful model gliders?

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