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Hugh Latimer Dryden: Quiz


Question 1: This was successfully employed in combat in April, 1945 to sink a Japanese ________.
V and W class destroyerDestroyerTribal class destroyer (1936)Fletcher class destroyer

Question 2: He was born in Pocomoke City, Maryland, the son of Samuel Isaac and Nova Hill Culver Dryden, and was named after a popular local ________ clergyman.
ChristianityMethodismChristian denominationBaptist

Question 3: He was also a devout ________, who, as a result, had a dislike of self-promotion.
MethodismChristian denominationChristianityBaptist

Question 4: With a scholarship, he was admitted to ________ and graduated with honors after only three years.
Johns Hopkins UniversityCarnegie Mellon UniversityFlorida State UniversityStanford University

Question 5: Dryden is also a founding member of the ________.
United States National Academy of SciencesUnited States National AcademiesNational Academy of EngineeringUnited States National Research Council

Question 6: He held the position of Director of NACA, ________'s predecessor, from 1947 until October 1958.
Human spaceflightSpace explorationSpace RaceNASA

Question 7: He led the development of the "Bat", a ________-homing guided bomb program.
X bandWeather radarRadarUltra high frequency

Question 8: He also performed pioneering aerodynamics research on the problems of airflow, ________, and especially the boundary layer phenomenon.
TurbulenceFluid dynamicsDrag (physics)Reynolds number

Question 9: Hugh Latimer Dryden (July 2, 1898 – December 2, 1965) was an aeronautical scientist and ________.
Her Majesty's Civil ServiceUnited States civil serviceImperial examinationCivil service

Question 10: National Medal of Science award in ________, 1965.
Mechanical engineeringElectrical engineeringEngineeringCivil engineering


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