# Hot Air Balloon Trivia Facts And Questions! Quiz

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Can you pass this quiz on hot air balloons? Hot air balloons have long been of curious interest to those who love an excellent adventure. The smallest air balloon takes from four to six passengers and a pilot, while the largest can hold up to eighteen passengers and a pilot. This quiz will demonstrate how much you know about hot air balloons.

Questions and Answers
• 1.

### What is the purpose of the skirt?

• A.

To close the hole at the top of the envelope

• B.

To direct air into the envelope

• C.

To direct air into the gores

• D.

To burn the propane to inflate the envelope

Correct Answer
B. To direct air into the envelope
Explanation
The purpose of the skirt is to direct air into the envelope. The skirt is a fabric that surrounds the bottom opening of the envelope and creates a seal when inflated. When air is directed into the envelope through the skirt, it helps to inflate the balloon and provide the necessary lift for the aircraft to ascend. Without the skirt, the air would not be efficiently directed into the envelope, and the balloon would not be able to inflate properly.

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• 2.

### What inflates the envelope?

• A.

The gores

• B.

The skirt

• C.

The basket

• D.

The burners

Correct Answer
D. The burners
Explanation
The burners are responsible for inflating the envelope of a hot air balloon. The burners generate heat by burning propane, which is then directed into the envelope, causing the air inside to heat up and expand. This expansion of air creates the necessary lift for the balloon to rise and stay afloat in the sky. Without the burners, there would be no source of heat to inflate the envelope and the balloon would not be able to fly.

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• 3.

### The Gores make up the Panels.

• A.

True

• B.

False

Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement "The Gores make up the Panels" is false. This means that the Gores do not constitute the panels.

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• 4.

### How does the Archimedes Principle apply to a hot air balloon?

• A.

The gas that is foreign to the air that is emmited from burning propane is lighter than the air outside the balloon, which creates buoyancy

• B.

The air being blown into the balloon pushed on the envelope which creates buoyancy that lifts the balloon

• C.

The hot air being blown into the envelope is lighter than the air on the outside of the balloon, which created buoyancy that lifts the balloon

• D.

The Archimedes Principle does not apply to a hot air balloon.

Correct Answer
C. The hot air being blown into the envelope is lighter than the air on the outside of the balloon, which created buoyancy that lifts the balloon
Explanation
The correct answer explains that the hot air being blown into the envelope is lighter than the air on the outside of the balloon. This difference in density creates buoyancy, which allows the balloon to lift off the ground. This is in accordance with the Archimedes Principle, which states that an object immersed in a fluid experiences an upward buoyant force equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces.

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• 5.

### How does a hot air balloon fly?

• A.

The burners blow hot air into the envelope. Because the hot air is less dense than the cold air outside of the balloon, it floats which makes it fly.

• B.

The burners blow hot air into the basket. Because the hot air is less dense than the cold air outside of the balloon, it floats which makes it fly.

• C.

Magic

• D.

There are jets that blow air at the ground, and it flies.

Correct Answer
A. The burners blow hot air into the envelope. Because the hot air is less dense than the cold air outside of the balloon, it floats which makes it fly.
Explanation
The hot air balloon flies because the burners blow hot air into the envelope, which is less dense than the cold air outside. This difference in density creates buoyancy, causing the balloon to float and ultimately fly.

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• 6.

### What steers a hot air balloon?

• A.

Jets

• B.

A steering wheel

• C.

Nothing. It just floats

• D.

Wind currents

Correct Answer
D. Wind currents
Explanation
A hot air balloon is steered by wind currents. Unlike other forms of aircraft that have engines or steering mechanisms, a hot air balloon relies on the movement of the air to determine its direction. By ascending or descending to different altitudes, the pilot can take advantage of different wind currents to steer the balloon. This is done by finding wind currents at different altitudes that are blowing in the desired direction. By manipulating the altitude, the pilot can navigate the balloon in the desired direction.

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