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Octave Chanute: Quiz


Question 1: He also designed the ________ rail bridge at Peoria, and the Genesee River Gorge rail bridge near Portageville, New York.
ChicagoIllinois RiverIllinois and Michigan CanalMississippi River

Question 2: 1869 - Plats the town of ________.
Lenexa, KansasOverland Park, KansasOlathe, KansasJohnson County, Kansas

Question 3: Octave Chanute (February 18, 1832, ________ – November 23, 1910) was a French-born American railway engineer and aviation pioneer.
VersaillesMarseilleParisÉvry, Essonne

Question 4: Chanute invented a system for pressure treating rail ties and telephone poles with ________ to preserve them.
Coal tarCreosotePhenolCresol

Question 5: He designed and built the Hannibal Bridge which was the first bridge to cross the Missouri River in ________ in 1869.
Kansas City, MissouriSt. Louis, MissouriIndependence, MissouriKansas City Metropolitan Area

Question 6: The town of Chanute, Kansas is named after him, as well as the former ________ near Rantoul, Illinois, which was decommissioned in 1993.
Air Training CommandChanute Air Force BaseIllinois World War II Army AirfieldsTexas World War II Army Airfields

Question 7: He provided the ________ with help and advice, and helped to publicize their flying experiments.
First flying machineWright FlyerFixed-wing aircraftWright brothers

Question 8: Chanute corresponded with many aviation pioneers, including Louis Mouillard, Gabriel Voisin, John J. Montgomery, Louis Blériot Ferdinand Ferber, Lawrence Hargrave and ________.
AircraftSão PauloAlberto Santos-DumontSão Paulo (state)

Question 9: 1832 - born Octave Alexandre Chanut, son of Joseph and Eliza (De Bonnaire) Chanut, in Paris, ________
CanadaFranceUnited KingdomItaly


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