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1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident: Quiz


Question 1: On July 19 an Army artillery officer, Joseph Gigandet, was sitting on the front porch of his home in ________, across the Potomac River from Washington.
Richmond, VirginiaFairfax County, VirginiaArlington County, VirginiaAlexandria, Virginia

Question 2: on Saturday, July 26, 1952, a pilot and ________ on a National Airlines flight into Washington observed some strange objects above their plane.
International Air Transport AssociationOneworldAirportFlight attendant

Question 3: It was the largest Pentagon press conference since ________ (Peebles, 80).
Soviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 4: on July 27, an ________ flight over Washington was told that an unknown object was in its vicinity; the crew saw nothing unusual.
Continental AirlinesEastern Air LinesUS AirwaysAmerican Airlines

Question 5: The sightings of July 26–27 also made front-page headlines, and even led President ________ to personally call Capt.
Lyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. KennedyJimmy CarterHarry S. Truman

Question 6: On one of the airport's ________, S.C.
United StatesRunwayAir safetyBrazil

Question 7: Gigandet claimed that his neighbor, an ________ agent, also saw the object (Clark, 657).
Federal Bureau of InvestigationCentral Intelligence AgencyDefense Intelligence AgencyNational Security Agency

Question 8: Pierman, a ________ pilot, was waiting in the cockpit of his DC-4 for permission to take off.
US AirwaysCapital AirlinesContinental AirlinesNorthwest Airlines

Question 9: The result of this memorandum was the creation in January 1953 of the ________.
Robertson PanelProject Blue BookUnidentified flying objectCondon Committee

Question 10: ________, a physicist at the University of Arizona and a prominent ufologist in the 1960s, did his own analysis of the Washington sightings.
Condon CommitteeJames E. McDonaldUnidentified flying objectUfology


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