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Grade 5 Modern Era
The Wright brothers' first flight was at Kitty Hawk,                .
  1. Ohio
  2. Illinois
  3. South Dakota
  4. North Carolina
Grade 5 Modern Era
Who twice tried to claim to have invented the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph instead of Granville T. Woods?
  1. Nikola Tesla
  2. James S. Zerbe
  3. Thomas Edison
  4. George Westinghouse
Grade 5 Modern Era
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo to Europe and back.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
With construction from 1956 to 1992, I-70 can claim to be both the first interstate started and the last to be completed based on the original plans.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
The Highway Trust Fund, which funds repairs for interstate highways, gets its revenue primarily from what source?
  1. tolls
  2. gas taxes
  3. bond sales
  4. speeding tickets
Grade 5 Modern Era
Answer the following questions about the interstates.
Odd numbered Even numbered Three digited
Which interstates run north and south?
Which interstates are connectors or loops?
Which interstates run east and west?
Grade 5 Modern Era
The federal government sets the speed limits on the interstates.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
The first roads ever funded by the federal government were the Interstate Highway System.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
I-90 running over three thousand miles from Seattle to                 is the longest interstate.
  1. New York
  2. Chicago
  3. Boston
  4. Miami
Grade 5 Modern Era
Alaska is the only state without an interstate.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
The interstate system has over 48,000 miles of roadway.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
President Eisenhower's support for the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 came in part from seeing the effectiveness of the Autobahn in Germany during World War II.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
The metric system is used for distance signs on I-19.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
I-78 in New York is the busiest interstate in the country.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
Since the tradition started more than one hundred years ago, there have only been two years in which the ball was not dropped in Times Square.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
The first ball drop in Times Square was held on December 31 of what year?
  1. 1900
  2. 1907
  3. 1921
  4. 1933
Grade 5 Modern Era
Cromwell Dixon was the first airplane pilot to fly across the                      Continental Divide                     .
Grade 5 Modern Era
Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman to receive a pilot's license.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
The first heavier than air flight was in 1909.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Modern Era
Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world.
  1. True
  2. False
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