Charles Lindbergh: Biography, Flight & Kidnapping


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Charles Lindbergh achieved international fame by being the first man to pilot an airplane non-stop from ____________.

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1. _________ was the name of the airplane piloted by Charles Lindbergh in 1927?

2. Which of the following jobs did Lindbergh perform so that he could save enough money to finance his own airplane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Charles Lindbergh became an international hero in 1927 for his record-setting feat as a pilot, and he returned to the public stage several years later as a victim in a nationally publicized kidnapping case. This quiz and lesson examine these two major events and how they reflected the public's optimism about the future and the growing fear that the world was becoming an increasingly dangerous place.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of these assessments on Charles Lindbergh, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Lindbergh's famous flight
  • Lindbergh's early years in aviation
  • Facts about the kidnapping of Lindbergh's son
  • The public reaction to the kidnapping

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read an account of the major events in the life of Charles Lindbergh and understand key points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain Lindbergh's contribution to the history of aviation
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the facts surrounding Lindbergh's professional success and his personal tragedy

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, Charles Lindbergh: Biography, Flight & Kidnapping. The lesson focuses on the following goals:

  • Understand the significance of Lindbergh's famous flight
  • Describe his education and experience in aviation
  • Explain the results of the investigation into the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
  • Understand the public's interest in the kidnapping case