The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the wing span of the Wright brothers' largest glider after running their wing experiments?
(a) 42 feet.
(b) 32 feet.
(c) 22 feet.
(d) 62 feet.

2. What were the Wright brothers waiting for before flying again?
(a) Patents to be awarded.
(b) The media to pay attention.
(c) The plane to sold.
(d) For the Flyer 4 to be built.

3. What drawback did Huffman Prairie have?
(a) It was hilly.
(b) It was swampy.
(c) It was flat.
(d) It was small.

4. How long was Wilbur's flight around the Huffman Prairie on November 9th?
(a) 5 minutes.
(b) 15 minutes.
(c) 35 minutes.
(d) 25 minutes.

5. How far did Wilbur travel during his 39-minute fight?
(a) 44.5 miles.
(b) 24.5 miles.
(c) 14.5 miles.
(d) 34.5 miles.

6. How long did the Wright brothers go without flying after 1905 according to Chapter 8?
(a) 5 years.
(b) 3 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) 2 years.

7. Why did the Wright brothers refuse to give their prospect what they wanted?
(a) They wanted to be paid in advance.
(b) They refused to sell the exclusivity.
(c) They didn't think it was possible.
(d) They were afraid of people stealing their design.

8. What did the Wright brothers build to test wings?
(a) A wind tunnel.
(b) Model airplane.
(c) A hill.
(d) A plane catapult.

9. What did the plane motor have to be?
(a) Heavy to avoid vibration problems.
(b) As light as possible.
(c) Powerful.
(d) Light and powerful.

10. What did people around Huffman Prairie begin to take notice of in late 1905?
(a) Military officials coming and going.
(b) Large planes flying overhead.
(c) Flying saucers.
(d) Strange accidents.

11. What did the Wright brothers know they wouldn't do at the start of Chapter 6?
(a) Put three people on a plane.
(b) Add a wood cabin for the pilot.
(c) Attach any motor on one of the glider.
(d) Add larger fabric wings.

12. What did the Wright brothers decide to do about the data concerning flight?
(a) Only rely on the latest.
(b) To only rely on their own data.
(c) Only rely on unprocessed data.
(d) Only rely on older data.

13. How many of the Wrights' flights went awry with their largest glider?
(a) 5 in 50.
(b) 1 in 25.
(c) 1 in 500.
(d) 1 in 50.

14. Why would the flyer not be considered a practical plane?
(a) It could only fly in a straight line.
(b) It would not take cargo.
(c) It used regular fuel.
(d) It could only fly for 5 minutes.

15. How many times did Wilbur circle the Huffman Prairie during his 39-minute flight?
(a) 53 times.
(b) 30 times.
(c) 15 times.
(d) 25 times.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the Wright brothers contact their family member at the end of Chapter 6?

2. How many times was Wilbur able to circle the Huffman prairie on November 9th?

3. What happened during the first test flight of the new plane?

4. Who tried to convince the Wright brothers to fly publicly?

5. What was the contract between the U.S. Signal Corp and the Wright brothers for?

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