Monday, October 24, 2005

Wright Brothers

What do you know about the Wright Brothers, inventors of the airplane. Here are some multiple choice questions about them and their airplane. Dragging your cursor over the questions will show you the correct answer…. As if you needed the help.

Orville was older ________________________

Wilbur was older_________________________correct

They were twins__________________________

The “brothers” were actually cousins _________


Orville made the first flight________________CORRECT

Wilbur made the first flight________________

A chimpanzee made the first flight__________

Glenn Curtis made the first flight___________


Orville died in an airplane crash____________

Wilbur died in an airplane crash____________

Orville lived to see jet planes fly____________CORRECT

Wilbur lived to see jet planes fly____________


The first flight was in North Carolina________CORRECT

The first flight was in South Dakota_________

The first flight was in West Virginia_________

The first flight was in Akron, Ohio__________


The Wright Flyer never flew again__________

The Wright Flyer is in the Smithsonian______CORRECT

The Wright Flyer was named the Spirit of Saint Louis


The Wright Flyer crashed and burned in 1912                                            _________


The first flight was over a mile_____________

The first flight was just under a mile_________

The first flight was half a mile______________

The first flight was 120 feet________________CORRECT


Orville was 32 when he made the first flight___CORRECT

Wilbur was 67 when he made the first flight___

The brothers were 22 on date of first fight_____

Wilbur lived to age 81____________________


Here are the facts>>>Wright brothers—Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948)—invented and built the first successful airplane. On Dec. 17, 1903, they made the world's first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. With Orville at the controls, the plane flew 120 feet (37 meters) and was in the air 12 seconds. The brothers made three more flights that day. The longest, by Wilbur, was 852 feet (260 meters) in 59 seconds.


jckfrstross said...

ok i feel dumb lol


mavarin said...

Okay, so how did Wilbur die?  Or was he in some non-fatal accident?  - Karen

pharmolo said...

Congratulations on your Vivi nomination - enjoyed the journal!

madmanadhd said...

Ah the memories... my dad was a wannabe pilot but due to a back injury only flew model planes. He was forever sharing flying trivia with me. Haven't gotten to Kitty Hawk yet but still on my list. My daughter however, is a pilot and loves to make me silly with aeronautic information that overwhelms my brain. Considering the trials and challenges it's amazing the Wright Brothers ever got anything off the ground. Never give up! That my motto.

Hey you got into the VIVI awards, excellent nomination.