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Airplane Quizzes & Trivia

The process of flying is still one that blows the minds of many even after all these years. The aircraft was arguably one of mankind’s best inventions and today we’ll be testing your knowledge on it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the first aircraft in history with a synchronized machine-gun, capable of firing safely through a propeller?

    • A.

      Nieuport 11

    • B.

      Albatross D.III

    • C.

      Fokker Dr.1

    • D.

      Fokker Eindecker

    Correct Answer
    D. Fokker Eindecker
    Explanation
    The Fokker Eindecker is considered the first aircraft in history with a synchronized machine-gun, capable of firing safely through a propeller. This innovation was achieved by using an interrupter gear, which synchronized the firing of the machine-gun with the rotation of the propeller blades. This allowed the pilot to shoot at enemy aircraft without the risk of damaging their own propeller. The Fokker Eindecker's synchronized machine-gun was a significant advancement in aerial warfare and greatly influenced the development of fighter aircraft during World War I.

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  • 2. 

    What type of plane was George Barker flying when he single-handedly took on over 70 German aircraft, survived, and received the Victoria Cross?

    • A.

      Hawker Hurricane

    • B.

      Spad XVIII

    • C.

      Sopwith Snipe

    • D.

      Spitfire Mk.1

    Correct Answer
    C. Sopwith Snipe
    Explanation
    George Barker was flying a Sopwith Snipe when he single-handedly took on over 70 German aircraft, survived, and received the Victoria Cross.

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  • 3. 

    What was the carrier-based fighter the U.S. Navy first used at the onset of WWII?

    • A.

      Tomcat

    • B.

      Wildcat

    • C.

      Hellcat

    • D.

      Bearcat

    Correct Answer
    B. Wildcat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wildcat. The Wildcat was the carrier-based fighter that the U.S. Navy first used at the onset of WWII. It was a single-engine, mid-wing aircraft that played a vital role in the early stages of the war. The Wildcat was known for its ruggedness and was able to withstand significant damage in combat. It was also credited with shooting down numerous enemy aircraft, making it a crucial asset for the U.S. Navy during the war.

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  • 4. 

    What aircraft from Sopwith was used heavily for coastal patrol?

    • A.

      Camel

    • B.

      Triplane

    • C.

      Snipe

    • D.

      Salamander

    Correct Answer
    B. Triplane
    Explanation
    The Sopwith Triplane was heavily used for coastal patrol. It was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was developed and used during World War I. The triplane design provided the aircraft with excellent maneuverability and climbing ability, making it well-suited for coastal patrol missions. Its three wings allowed for increased lift and stability, which was crucial for flying over the coastal areas and searching for enemy submarines or ships. The Triplane's compact size and agility made it an effective choice for this type of mission.

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  • 5. 

    What type of plane did Belgium's leading ace of WWI, Willy Coppens, fly?

    • A.

      Fokker

    • B.

      Hanriot

    • C.

      Spad

    • D.

      Bleriot

    Correct Answer
    B. Hanriot
    Explanation
    Willy Coppens, Belgium's leading ace of WWI, flew a Hanriot plane.

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  • 6. 

    What was the first commercial passenger plane that was capable of flying profitably?

    • A.

      DC-10

    • B.

      DC-3

    • C.

      C-130

    • D.

      747

    Correct Answer
    B. DC-3
    Explanation
    The DC-3 was the first commercial passenger plane that was capable of flying profitably. It was introduced in the 1930s and quickly became popular due to its reliability, range, and passenger capacity. The DC-3 revolutionized air travel by making it more efficient and affordable, leading to increased profitability for airlines. Its success paved the way for the modern aviation industry and set the standard for future passenger planes.

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  • 7. 

    How many gallons of fuel does a Boeing 747 airliner hold?

    • A.

      1,570 Gallons

    • B.

      100,230 Gallons

    • C.

      1,200,000 Gallons

    • D.

      57,285 Gallons

    Correct Answer
    D. 57,285 Gallons
    Explanation
    A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these debuted as the largest airplane in the world?

    • A.

      Concorde

    • B.

      Surya Kiran

    • C.

      Boeing 747

    • D.

      Airbus 380

    Correct Answer
    D. Airbus 380
    Explanation
    The Airbus 380 debuted as the largest airplane in the world. It surpassed the Boeing 747, which was previously the largest airplane. The Airbus 380 has a double-deck design and can carry significantly more passengers than the other options listed. It is known for its size and capacity, making it a popular choice for long-haul flights.

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