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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 3-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Wilbur write a letter to the Smithsonian asking for information about flight?
(a) 1897.
(b) 1898.
(c) 1899.
(d) 1896.

2. What was the name of the Wrights' sister?
(a) Andrea.
(b) Katherine.
(c) Korina.
(d) Juliette.

3. How far did Amos Root travel to see the flying machine in Chapter 1?
(a) 50 miles.
(b) 200 miles.
(c) 400 miles.
(d) 300 miles.

4. When was Orville born?
(a) 1870.
(b) 1871.
(c) 1867.
(d) 1868.

5. Who did Root compare the Wright brothers to in his articles?
(a) Christopher Columbus.
(b) Fransisco de Gama.
(c) Icarus.
(d) Mark Walace.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many full size gliders did Cayley build?

2. What was Wilbur's temperament?

3. What did the Lilienthal glider look like?

4. Where did George Cayley live?

5. Who salvaged the Wrights brothers' kites?

(see the answer key)

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