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Firsts in Flight (Grade 5)

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Firsts in Flight

1. 
The Montgolfier brothers invented the first                .
  1. blimp
  2. airplane
  3. helicopter
  4. hot air balloon
2. 
The first person to fly was Étienne Montgolfier.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
The first powered flight was by an airship in what year?
  1. 1800
  2. 1823
  3. 1852
  4. 1897
4. 
Gustave Whitehead built the first functional airplane.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
The first heavier than air flight was in 1909.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
The Wright brothers' first flight was at Kitty Hawk,                .
  1. Ohio
  2. Illinois
  3. South Dakota
  4. North Carolina
7. 
Louis Blériot was the first person to fly across the English Channel.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Who was the first woman to receive a pilot's license?
  1. Jerrie Mock
  2. Amelia Earhart
  3. Élisabeth Thible
  4. Raymonde de Laroche
9. 
Cromwell Dixon was the first airplane pilot to fly across the                                           .
10. 
Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman to receive a pilot's license.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
Which plane did Charles Lindbergh fly on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight?
  1. Electra
  2. Spruce Goose
  3. Spirit of St. Louis
  4. Spirit of Columbus
12. 
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo to Europe and back.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
The first flight by a jet-powered plane was in 1941.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world.
  1. True
  2. False

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