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Question 1: ________ - an autogyro that powers the rotor as necessary

Question 2: Secondary flight controls include the rotor transmission clutch, also known as a pre-rotator, which when engaged drives the rotor to start it spinning before takeoff, and ________ to reduce blade pitch before driving the rotor.
HelicopterAutogyroHelicopter flight controlsHelicopter rotor

Question 3: They were, however, used in the 1930s by major newspapers, and by the US Postal Service for mail service between the Camden, NJ airport (USA) and the top of the post office building in downtown ________ (USA).
PhiladelphiaAllentown, PennsylvaniaHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh

Question 4: [1] De la Cierva's aircraft resembled the ________ of the day, with a front-mounted engine and propeller in a tractor configuration to pull the aircraft through the air.
Fixed-wing aircraftAviation historyGlider (sailplane)Powered hang glider

Question 5: An indication of the pre-________ popularity of the autogyro, its subsequent decline and later rise of interest can be inferred from its appearances in the films and comics of the day.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsWorld War II

Question 6: In the film International House (1933), ________'s character flies around the globe in his autogyro The Spirit of Brooklyn.
Mae WestW. C. FieldsGeorge CukorBuster Keaton

Question 7: In 1931, ________ flew a Pitcairn PCA-2 to a women's world altitude record of 18,415 ft (5,613 m).
Amelia EarhartArthur GodfreyClyde Edward PangbornRichard Evelyn Byrd

Question 8: Igor Bensen's designs feature a rear-mounted engine and propeller in a ________.
Elevator (aircraft)AircraftPusher configurationMQ-1 Predator

Question 9: Ken Wallis' designs have been used in various scenarios including military training, police reconnaissance, and in another case a search for the ________.
Loch Ness MonsterYetiLake monsterDobhar-chú

Question 10: In the ________ episode of The Simpsons, Mr. Burns asks a postal worker if he has missed the 4:30 autogyro to Siam.
A Fish Called SelmaMother Simpson22 Short Films About SpringfieldThe Simpsons (season 7)


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