Charles Lindbergh & Airlines in the 1920s - Quiz & Worksheet


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What ocean did Charles Lindbergh cross?

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1. What country's refusal to export helium caused hydrogen to be used on the Hindenburg?

2. Which of the following best describes the earliest plane-based airlines?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though Charles Lindbergh, known to popular culture as Lucky Lindy, captured the adventurous spirit of the age, his was not the only noteworthy accomplishment in the field of aviation in the 1920s. The practice questions stress some of the other consequential developments in air travel that occurred during that decade. Topics covered include Lindbergh's journey, the Hindenburg and the DC-3.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on your knowledge of the following:

  • Early prevailing flight pattern theory
  • Expanse crossed by Lindbergh
  • Changes to aviation incurred by the DC-3
  • Why hydrogen was used on the Hindenburg
  • Primary use proposed for the earliest plane-based airlines

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet give you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on airlines and flight during the 1920s
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding advances made in aeronautics in the 1920s and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uniqueness of the DC-3

Additional Learning

To learn more about the advances in aviation technology in the decade after World War I, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Charles Lindbergh & Airlines in the 1920s. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Comment on one of the main attractions for the development of air transportation
  • Provide some details of Lindbergh's feat and why that feat was important
  • Offer an opinion as to why extended flight was so appealing to colonial powers
  • Discuss how World War I affected the decision as to why the Hindenburg could not use helium and the risks involved in using hydrogen as a substitute