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Glider aircraft: Quiz


Question 1: Examples of type are the ________ and Martin-Marietta X-24.
Northrop M2-F2Northrop HL-10Northrop M2-F3X-4 Bantam

Question 2: [10] Gliders are classified by in the FAI for competitions into ________ mainly on the basis of span and flaps.
World Gliding ChampionshipsGlider Competition ClassesSchempp-Hirth Discus-2Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus

Question 3: In ________ they were most successful as anti-shipping weapons.
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 4: After ________ recreational gliders were built in Germany (see link to Rhön-Rossitten Gesellschaft) and in the United States (Schweizer brothers).
World War IArmenian GenocideWestern Front (World War I)Caucasus Campaign

Question 5: However rotary-winged gliders, 'gyrogliders', were investigated that could descend like an ________ or helicopter, using the lift from rotors to reduce the vertical speed.
AirshipGyrodynePowered hang gliderAutogyro

Question 6: These types are principally used for the air sports of ________, hang gliding and paragliding.
GlidingLift (soaring)Powered hang gliderGlider (sailplane)

Question 7: The American space agency ________ began testing in various flexible and semi-rigid configurations of this Rogallo wing in 1957 in order to use it as a recovery system for the Gemini space capsules.
Human spaceflightNASASpace explorationSpace Race

Question 8: Some hang gliders have engines, and are known as ________.
AirshipPowered hang gliderAutogyroHang gliding

Question 9: Military gliders were used mainly during the Second World War for carrying troops and heavy equipment (see ________) to a combat zone.
Operation Market GardenAirborne forcesAirspeed HorsaGlider infantry

Question 10: Unpowered ________ are another type of aircraft that have been built for aerodynamic research.
B-52 StratofortressNorthrop YB-35Flying wingHorten Ho 229


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