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Question 1: Examples include ________'s experimental lifting body designs and the Vought XF5U-1 Flying Flapjack.
Space explorationNASAHuman spaceflightSpace Race

Question 2: Geodesic structural elements were used by ________ for British Vickers between the wars and into World War II to form the whole of the fuselage, including its aerodynamic shape.
Barnes WallisVickers WellingtonTallboy bombAirship

Question 3: A typical early form of this (see the ________) was built using molded plywood, where the layers of plywood are formed over a "plug" or within a mold.
Lockheed VegaLockheed AltairLockheed HudsonLockheed Model 10 Electra

Question 4: "________" aircraft, such as the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing and the Northrop B-2 Spirit bomber have no separate fuselage; instead what would be the fuselage is a thickened portion of the wing structure.
Flying wingB-52 StratofortressHorten Ho 229Northrop YB-35

Question 5: The fuselage can be short, and seemingly un________, as in this Christen Eagle
AerodynamicsBernoulli's principleFluid dynamicsNavier–Stokes equations

Question 6: Most early aircraft used this technique with wood and wire trusses and this type of structure is still in use in many lightweight aircraft using welded ________ tube trusses.
Carbon steelIronSteelStainless steel

Question 7: The use of molded composites for fuselage structures is being extended to large passenger aircraft such as the ________ Dreamliner (using pressure-molding on female molds).
Boeing 777Boeing 747Boeing 737Boeing 787

Question 8: These are in turn covered with a skin of sheet aluminum, attached by ________ or by bonding with special adhesives.

Question 9: A similar construction using aluminum alloy was used in the ________ with less materials than would be required for other structural types.
Vickers WellingtonVickers WarwickVickers VC10Vickers Wellesley

Question 10: The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an ________'s main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo.
Business jetWide-body aircraftDouble-deck aircraftAircraft


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