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Wright Brothers Quiz

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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

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In what city, which is also home to their namesake college, did the Wright Brothers live most of their lives?
Cincinnati
Dayton
Detroit
Louisville

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What business did the Wright Brothers own and operate while they worked on their ground-breaking invention?
Laundromat
Bicycle shop
General store
Black-Jack parlor

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Near what North Carolina town did the Wright Brothers make history by flying the first successful flight by a powered fixed-wing aircraft?
Asheville
Henderson
Boone
Kitty Hawk

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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?
Richard Thatch
Elton Bloomsbury
Charlie Taylor
Kent Lawler

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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
Langston Hughes
Aimri Baraka
James Weldon Johnson

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In order to discover a starting point for their work, the brothers studied the glider designs of what Renaissance inventor and artist?
Michelangelo
Raphael
Massaccio
Leonardo da Vinci

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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?
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A beekeeping magazine
A gardening journal
A bird-watching journal
A fashion magazine

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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

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What pioneer of the field of aviation aided the Wrights by sending letters of information and advice to them?
Richtog Ellert
Felix Masterson
Octave Chanute
Lawrence Kendell

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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?
Medicine
Farming tools
Apples
Silk

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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?
Denny Lincoln
Lee Wendell
John Daniels
Marshall Wheeler

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