Wright Brothers Reading Passage Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    What type of reading selection is this passage?
    • A. 

      Fiction

    • B. 

      Nonfiction

    • C. 

      Figurative language

    • D. 

      Historical fiction

  • 2. 
    Where did the Wright Brothers grow up?
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      Viriginia

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 3. 
    Why did the Wright Brothers choose Kitty Hawk, NC as the perfect location for flying?
    • A. 

      The people were friendly and helpful

    • B. 

      Plentiful food resources

    • C. 

      Reviewed the wind and climate data for the area and found it to be suitable for the experiements

    • D. 

      The brothers had family who lived there

  • 4. 
    When did the brothers first begin coming to the Outer Banks for flying experiments?
    • A. 

      September 1900

    • B. 

      September 1899

    • C. 

      September 1901

    • D. 

      September 1903

  • 5. 
    What person "befriended" the Wright Brothers upon their arrival?
    • A. 

      Mr. Dosher

    • B. 

      Mr. Tate

    • C. 

      Mr. Banks

    • D. 

      Mr. Smith

  • 6. 
    Which of the following would be a true inference?
    • A. 

      Getting along with the townspeople was difficult.

    • B. 

      Flying machine parts were often delayed which harmed experiements.

    • C. 

      The brothers lived on the Outer Banks year round.

    • D. 

      Food supplies were often delayed.

  • 7. 
    When the Wright Brothers first set up camp, what was the primary form of shelter in 1900?
    • A. 

      Wooden house

    • B. 

      Lived in town with others while they were building a brick house

    • C. 

      Rented an apartment

    • D. 

      Tent

  • 8. 
    What type of conditions did the brothers face at night the first year (1900) in the autumn months?
    • A. 

      Wind storms

    • B. 

      Blinding sand

    • C. 

      Lack of sleep

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What changes did the Wright Brothers make in 1901 upon return to the Outer Banks for a second year of experiments?
    • A. 

      Brought more food and supplies

    • B. 

      Redesign and rebuilding of glider

    • C. 

      New shelter to house the glider and the brothers

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 10. 
    Which statement shows evidence from the text that the 1901 year was successful for the brothers?
    • A. 

      " the constant breeze kept the mosquitoes at bay, and when the breezes dies, huge swarms attacked the camp"

    • B. 

      "oldtimers said it was the the worst they'd seen and by all accounts the Wrights believed them"

    • C. 

      "despite the bugs, the brothers, were able to perfect their glider design, achieving success with both manned and unmanned flights"

    • D. 

      "the next night we constructed a mosquito frame and nets over over cots..."

  • 11. 
    In the letter that Orville writes to Katharine, about the sunsets along the Outer Banks, what does he mean when he states, " The moon rises in much the same style, and lights up this pile of sand almost light day."  he is using what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Metaphor- to describe how the moon shines on the sand

    • B. 

      Hyberbole- to express his dislike of the mosquitoes at night

    • C. 

      Hyperbole- to describe how hot the sand gets during the day

    • D. 

      Simile- to describe how the moon shines on the sand

  • 12. 
    When the brothers returned to the Outer Banks in 1901, why did choose to settle in Kill Devil Hill?
    • A. 

      It was warmer and less windy

    • B. 

      The local people told them that the mosquitoes were fewer in this town

    • C. 

      Food supplies were more abundant

    • D. 

      Sand dunes provided the necessary elevation for their experiements

  • 13. 
    What other reason did the Wright Brothers come to depend on the winds- beside for flying experiments?
    • A. 

      It helped to keep the mosquitoes away

    • B. 

      It helped to keep the cool and dry

    • C. 

      Brought in rain storms and renew water supply

    • D. 

      Helped to stir up dust so they could analyze the impact of dust weight on glider

  • 14. 
    All of the following are examples of unsuccessful attempts to keep the mosquitoes away except for which one?
    • A. 

      Dependance upon the wind

    • B. 

      Sleeping in clothes and blankets

    • C. 

      Using mosquito frames and nets

    • D. 

      Building fires around the base camp

  • 15. 
    In 1902  Outer Banks session, the Wright Brothers had...
    • A. 

      Gotten rid of the bugs and found plenty of food

    • B. 

      Returned back to Dayton, Ohio to work on the glider design

    • C. 

      Set both distance and duration records with flights recorded at 600 ft and flew over 1,000 times

    • D. 

      Built better mosquito nets and frames to deal with the horrible bug problem

  • 16. 
    The central idea of the article would be:
    • A. 

      The writer is making you aware of the how interesting the lives of the Wright Brothers were during the flight experiments

    • B. 

      Providing factual information about the Wright Brother's flight experiments

    • C. 

      The local townspeople played a key role in helping the Wright Brothers succeed.

    • D. 

      The Wright Brothers had to overcome many obstacles in attempts to fly the first airplane

  • 17. 
    When did the Wright Brothers find success in flight?
    • A. 

      December 7, 1941

    • B. 

      December 17, 1901

    • C. 

      December 17, 1903

    • D. 

      December 1, 1902

  • 18. 
    What type of figurative language is used in this statement from the article:"Mr. Huffaker (a camp guest), arrived on Thursday afternoon, and with him a swarm of mosquitoes which came in a mighty cloud , almost darkening the sun. "
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 19. 
    In what way was the 1903 Wright Brothers flyer different from all of the other flyers before?
    • A. 

      Equipped with an engine

    • B. 

      Larger in size

    • C. 

      All were gliders but the 1903 model was the largest so both brothers could fit inside the flyer

    • D. 

      There was no difference in the flyers

  • 20. 
    Why was the 1903 flyer never flown again?
    • A. 

      It was crashed and beyond repair

    • B. 

      The brothers did not want to lose the "historical feel" of the event

    • C. 

      It was placed in a musuem immediately afterward

    • D. 

      The Brothers crashed it returning back to Ohio

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