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Sound barrier: Quiz


Question 1: Flutter due to the formation of ________ on curved surfaces was another major problem, which led most famously to the breakup of de Havilland Swallow and death of its pilot, Geoffrey de Havilland, Jr.
SunExplosive materialMoving shockShock wave

Question 2: The ________ was infamous for this[citation needed] problem, and several attempts to fix it only made the problem worse.
P-38 LightningCurtiss P-40Mitsubishi A5MA6M Zero

Question 3: The tip of the ________ on many early aircraft may reach supersonic speeds, producing a noticeable buzz that differentiates such aircraft.
Propeller (aircraft)PropellerJet engineSteamboat

Question 4: This is particularly noticeable on the Stearman, and noticeable on the ________ when it enters a sharp-breaking turn.
North American SabrelinerT-6 TexanBeechcraft Model 18P-51 Mustang

Question 5: London: ________, 1940.
John Fell (clergyman)United KingdomAuthorized King James VersionOxford University Press

Question 6: [13] They took the technological information provided by the British and began work on the ________.
Bell X-1Bell X-5Bell X-22Bell X-2

Question 7: In ________, the sound barrier usually refers to the point at which an aircraft moves from transonic to supersonic speed.
Fluid dynamicsNavier–Stokes equationsAerodynamicsBernoulli's principle

Question 8: The final version of the ________ has many design similarities to the original Miles M.52 version.
Bell X-22Bell X-5Bell X-2Bell X-1

Question 9: In 1942 the United Kingdom's Ministry of Aviation began a top secret project with ________ to develop the world's first aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier.
Miles FalconMiles MasterMiles AircraftMiles Aerovan

Question 10: The term came into use during ________ when a number of aircraft started to encounter the effects of compressibility, a collection of several unrelated aerodynamic effects.
World War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupations


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