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Question 1: A yoke or ________, which controls rotation of the aircraft about the pitch and roll axes.
JoystickGame controllerVideo gameVideo game console

Question 2: Information displays such as on-board ________ displays.
METARNEXRADWeather radarWeather forecasting

Question 3: Many stories from antiquity involve flight, such as the Greek legend of Icarus and ________, and the Vimana in ancient Indian epics.
MinotaurMinosApolloDaedalus

Question 4: A solar-powered aircraft generates the needed energy by means of ________.
Solar cellPhotovoltaicsSolar energyDye-sensitized solar cell

Question 5: [9] ________ researched the wing design of birds and designed a man-powered aircraft in his Codex on the Flight of Birds (1502).
Mona LisaLeonardo da Vinci's personal lifeLeonardo da VinciItalian Renaissance painting

Question 6: The most common propulsion units are propellers, powered by reciprocating or turbine engines, ________ or even rocket motors, which provide thrust directly from the engine and usually also from a large fan mounted within the engine.
Rocket engine nozzleSwing-piston engineRocket engineJet engine

Question 7: In the United States, this agency is the ________ (FAA), and in the European Union, Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA).
Marion BlakeyElwood Richard QuesadaFederal Motor Carrier Safety AdministrationFederal Aviation Administration

Question 8: ________ aircraft are a halfway point between propeller and jet: they use a turbine engine similar to a jet to turn propellers.
TurbopropTurbofanTurboshaftTurbojet

Question 9: A long narrow, cylindrical, spherical, odd shaped, form, called a fuselage, usually with tapered or rounded ends to make its shape ________ smooth.
Bernoulli's principleAerodynamicsFluid dynamicsNavier–Stokes equations

Question 10: The most common arrangement is two complete sets of controls, one for each of two pilots sitting side by side, but in some aircraft (military fighter aircraft, some taildraggers and ________ aircraft) the dual sets of controls are arranged one in front of the other.
AerobaticsBlack Cats (Royal Navy)Red ArrowsSnowbirds
















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