Airplanes & Aviation in the 1920s


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Why was World War I so important for flying?

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1. What was barnstorming?

2. Who was the first person to manage a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you test your understanding of airplanes and aviation in the twenties. You'll be quizzed on airplane development and flying practices, as well as prominent aviation personalities of the era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on your understanding of:

  • The importance of World War I to aviation
  • The practice of barnstorming
  • The first solo trans-Atlantic flight
  • The development of instrumental flight
  • Aviation developments during the 1920s

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the discussion about the development of aviation in the 1920s
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information abut airplanes and aviation in the twenties and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the personalities involved in the development of flying practices in the twenties

Additional Learning

To learn more about flying in the decade after World War I, review the accompanying lesson on airplanes and aviation in the twenties. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the importance played by World War I in the area of aviation
  • Define the practice of barnstorming and who barnstormers were
  • Illustrate the contributions made by certain individuals to the field of aviation during the decade following the First World War
  • Explain some of the aircraft design developments introduced during the 1920s