Monday, January 15, 2007

Dusting Off the Files == The Wright Brothers

It is fun to dig through the old files.  Remember this quiz from an earlier Dribble?

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 ________________________CORRECT

Wilbur was older_________________________

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________________


Orville was 46 when he made the first flight___CORRECT

Wilbur was 67 when he made the first flight___

The brothers were 33 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.


garnett109 said...

Just learned a little about the wright bros. Thanks

mtrib2 said...

There were some facts I did not know.     mark