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Question 1: The term "Skunk Works" came from ________'s satirical, hillbilly comic strip Li’l Abner, which was immensely popular in the 1940s and '50s.
ShmooFearless FosdickLi'l AbnerAl Capp

Question 2: The U-2 ceased overflights when ________ was shot down during a mission on May 1, 1960, while over Russia.
Francis Gary PowersF-84 ThunderjetMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19Lockheed U-2

Question 3: The Graphing Calculator Story A story of how Pacific Tech’s Graphing Calculator started out as a "skunkworks" project in ________
Mac OS XApple Inc.MacintoshIntel Corporation

Question 4: Ben Rich and "Kelly" Johnson set the origin as June 1943 in ________; they relate essentially the same chronology in their autobiographies.
Glendale, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaBurbank, CaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 5: The “Skonk Works" was a dilapidated factory located on the remote outskirts of Dogpatch, in the backwoods of ________.
IndianaKentuckyIllinoisAlabama

Question 6: The U-2 was tested at Groom Lake in the ________ desert.
NevadaWyomingUtahColorado

Question 7: In 1976 The Skunk Works began production on a pair of stealth technology demonstrators for the ________ named Have Blue in Building 82 at Burbank.
Air National GuardUnited States Air ForceCivil Air PatrolAir Force Reserve Command

Question 8: ________ (according to Warren M.
P-61 Black WidowP-38 LightningP-80 Shooting StarF-4 Phantom II

Question 9: The term "Skunk Works" is a registered trademark of Lockheed Martin; the company also holds several registrations of it with the ________.
Canadian Intellectual Property OfficeMinority Business Development AgencyUnited States Patent and Trademark OfficeCorporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office

Question 10: [4] Some of the group of independent-minded engineers were later involved with the XP-80 project, the prototype of the ________.
P-80 Shooting StarP-38 LightningF-94 StarfireF-104 Starfighter







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