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Question 1: He then trained as a mechanic and traveled to ________, where in 1888 he was forced to join the crew of a sailing ship.
LondonCologneHamburgBremen

Question 2: Whitehead was born in Leutershausen, ________, the second child of Karl Weisskopf and his wife Babetta.
RegensburgAugsburgBavariaMunich

Question 3: Also in 1897, the manufacturer Horsman in ________ hired Whitehead as a specialist for hanggliders, aircraft models and motors for flying craft.
New York metropolitan areaNew York CityManhattanBrooklyn

Question 4: Whitehead said he tried the propeller differential speed system and the "________" on the second flight and they worked well for making a big circle and a return to shore where his helpers waited.
StrakeAircraft flight control systemRudderCompass

Question 5: According to the reports[citation needed], the plane started without any external help, from a flat surface and landed at another flat surface or on ________.
OxygenWaterEarthWater resources

Question 6: He again returned to Germany and visited the glider pioneer, ________, in 1893-94.
Aviation historyOtto LilienthalOctave ChanuteTriangle control frame

Question 7: Wittemann of ________ and New Jersey.
Long IslandSuffolk County, New YorkNew York CityBrooklyn

Question 8: The wings were constructed of ________, ribbed with bamboo, supported by steel wires and modelled after the shape of a soaring bird's wing.
SilkLinenKente clothSpandex

Question 9: A rope went from wing edge to wing edge through a pulley so he could try wing bending[citation needed], and another mechanism could be used to vary the speed of the two ________ independently.
Propeller (aircraft)SteamboatJet enginePropeller

Question 10: American actor ________, an accomplished aviator, looked into the controversy.
Paul ScofieldLaurence OlivierGeorge C. ScottCliff Robertson







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