1. Orville and Wilbur Wright:
a. have been pilots for 100 years.
b. built and flew the first successful airplane.
c. are ready to unveil their latest creation.
2. On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Flyer:
a. made its historic flight near Kitty Hawk, N.C.
b. crashed into the Kill Devil Hills.
c. landed at Washington's Reagan National Airport.
3. A replica (copy) of the Wright brothers' plane has been:
a. built to look like its prototype.
b. redesigned using modern technology.
c. fitted with a high-powered engine.
4. The hand-built Flyer:
a. weighs 605 pounds.
b. has a wingspan of 40 feet.
c. both a and b are correct.
5. You can guess the word muslin in the third paragraph means:
b. aluminum foil.
c. thin cotton fabric.
6. The seven-foot-tall glider will:
a. sail around the world.
b. make its first flight on Dec. 17, 1903.
c. tour the United States.
7. Ken Hyde, founder of The Wright Experience, said that reconstructing the aircraft was difficult because:
a. the Wright brothers lost so many tools.
b. not many plans or instructions could be found.
c. he wanted to keep the project a secret.
8. Builders of the full-scale model:
a. used basic methods of construction.
b. studied detailed drawings of the plane.
c. asked engineers to fix the mistakes in the design.
9. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of flight, the Flyer replica will:
a. travel the same path as the original plane.
b. be powered by horses.
c. take off without using its propellers.
10. Planners of the centennial hope to:
a. give tourists a chance to meet the Wright brothers.
b. make sure nobody gets goose bumps.
c. inspire a renewed appreciation for flight.
Answer Key: 1. b, 2. a, 3. a, 4. c, 5. c, 6. c, 7. b, 8. a, 9. a, 10. c