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Question 1: [3][8] In 1989, the ________ television series Unsolved Mysteries advanced the theory that the two aviators made it across the ocean but crashed and perished in the woods of Maine.
NBCShopNBCUniversal SportsTelemundo

Question 2: [1] Later stories emerged in 1948, from reports that ________ hunters and fur trappers had found an aircraft wreck in Great Gull Pond.
Mountain goatElkMooseReindeer

Question 3: His original plans were to fly with his wartime comrade Paul Tarascon, a ________ with 12 victories from the war.
Hans-Joachim MarseilleWorld War IIFlying aceLothar von Richthofen

Question 4: [1] Many rumors circulated about the fate of the plane and crew, with mainstream opinion at the time being that the aircraft was probably lost in a squall over the ________.
Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanArctic OceanIndian Ocean

Question 5: Since Nungesser & Coli's plan was to make a water landing in New York, in front of the ________,[4] the landing gear was designed to be jettisoned on take-off, in order to reduce the plane's weight.
Grant's TombStatue of LibertyAdirondack ParkGovernors Island

Question 6: François Coli, a World War I veteran from the ________, had been making historic flights across and around the Mediterranean, and had been planning a transatlantic flight since 1923.
Médaille militaireTonkin commemorative medalLégion d'honneurOrdre de la Libération

Question 7: A Catholic priest reported a sighting over the Irish village of Carrigaholt, and another sighting was made off the coast of ________ by a British naval officer, who recorded the note in his log.
Northern IrelandIrelandIrish peopleWales

Question 8: The White Bird (L'Oiseau Blanc or The White Dove) was a French biplane which disappeared in 1927, during an attempt to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight between Paris and ________.
MassachusettsConnecticutNew JerseyNew York

Question 9: Two weeks later, ________ successfully made the New York–Paris journey and claimed the prize, flying The Spirit of St. Louis.
Dwight D. EisenhowerFranklin D. RooseveltCharles LindberghHarry S. Truman

Question 10: They became interested in the Orteig Prize in 1925, but in late 1926 an accident destroyed their ________ biplane.
Potez 25Potez 15Potez 630Fouga Magister


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