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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who witnessed Wilbur's first flight with the flyer?
(a) Amos Root.
(b) Their father.
(c) John Marshal of the New York Times.
(d) Their sister.

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

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

5. What did Bishop Wright write after receiving the telegram from his sons in Chapter 7?
(a) A letter to their agent.
(b) A press statement.
(c) A letter to the war department.
(d) A letter to their financial backer.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How long was Wilbur's flight around the Huffman Prairie on November 9th?

3. When did the Wright brothers arrive at Kill Devil Hills?

4. What did Bishop Wright compare his sons' reading habits to?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What made Wilbur an international celebrity?

2. What did Orville figure out while lying in bed one night?

3. What record did Wilbur set on October 5, 1905?

4. What happened for the next two and a half years according to Chapter 8?

5. What did the Wright brothers work on in the spring of 1904?

6. What did the Wright Brothers know about a motor in Chapter 6?

7. What did the Wright brothers write at the start of Chapter 7?

8. What did Wilbur and Orville send a telegram about to their father?

9. What did Wilbur write to manufacturers about?

10. What was clear about the Wright Flyer being considered a practical airplane?

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