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The brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made their mark on human history thanks to their brilliant engineering despite their humble beginnings. Which of the following are the Wright Brothers credited with inventing?
The first automobile engine
The water frame
The first working powered aircraft
The electric light bulb
In what city, which is also home to their namesake college, did the Wright Brothers live most of their lives?
What business did the Wright Brothers own and operate while they worked on their ground-breaking invention?
Near what North Carolina town did the Wright Brothers make history by flying the first successful flight by a powered fixed-wing aircraft?
Luckily, the Wrights weren't alone in their grand pursuit. What was the name of their other bicycle shop employee who aided in the construction of their legendary airplanes?
Before they went all-in on their scientific endeavors, the Wright Brothers dabbled in the production of newspapers. What other famous Daytonian served as the editor of their short-lived newspaper, The Dayton Tattler?
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
James Weldon Johnson
In order to discover a starting point for their work, the brothers studied the glider designs of what Renaissance inventor and artist?
Leonardo da Vinci
The only true eyewitness account of the Wrights' test trials in Ohio were written by a man named Amos Root and published in what kind of magazine?
A beekeeping magazine
A gardening journal
A bird-watching journal
A fashion magazine
The original Wright powered flying craft never flew after its initial history-defining flights in Kitty Hawk. What was the reason for this?
Termites ate it
The court said they couldn't or else they would violate a copyright
It was damaged by heavy winds
It was stolen
What pioneer of the field of aviation aided the Wrights by sending letters of information and advice to them?
It was a Wright flyer that made the first aerial delivery of commercial cargo. What was this cargo that was the first to be delivered by a commercial plane?
This picture is a famous one called "First Flight," and it is one of the few images captured of the Wrights' first successful runs. What is the name of the photographer who took this picture?
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Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.