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Firsts in Flight (Grade 5)

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Firsts in Flight

The Montgolfier brothers invented the first                .
  1. blimp
  2. airplane
  3. helicopter
  4. hot air balloon
The first person to fly was Étienne Montgolfier.
  1. True
  2. False
The first powered flight was by an airship in what year?
  1. 1800
  2. 1823
  3. 1852
  4. 1897
Gustave Whitehead built the first functional airplane.
  1. True
  2. False
The first heavier than air flight was in 1909.
  1. True
  2. False
The Wright brothers' first flight was at Kitty Hawk,                .
  1. Ohio
  2. Illinois
  3. South Dakota
  4. North Carolina
Louis Blériot was the first person to fly across the English Channel.
  1. True
  2. False
Who was the first woman to receive a pilot's license?
  1. Jerrie Mock
  2. Amelia Earhart
  3. Élisabeth Thible
  4. Raymonde de Laroche
Cromwell Dixon was the first airplane pilot to fly across the                                           .
Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman to receive a pilot's license.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo to Europe and back.
  1. True
  2. False
The first flight by a jet-powered plane was in 1941.
  1. True
  2. False
Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world.
  1. True
  2. False

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