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United States government role in civil aviation: Quiz


Question 1: In the post-war era, the application of ________ to air traffic control helped controllers to keep abreast of the postwar boom in air transportation.
Weather radarRadarUltra high frequencyX band

Question 2: The branch also built additional airway communications stations as part of its effort to encourage broader use of aeronautical radio and to combat problems of adverse ________.

Question 3: In 1942, President ________ appointed L. Welch Pogue as Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board.
Harry S. TrumanJohn F. KennedyLyndon B. JohnsonFranklin D. Roosevelt

Question 4: Among those who studied this material were ________, whose own experiments led them to achieve controlled, powered flight in 1903.
Fixed-wing aircraftWright FlyerWright brothersFirst flying machine

Question 5: European enthusiasm for air power was sparked by an arms race and then by the outbreak of ________ in 1914.
Western Front (World War I)World War IArmenian GenocideCaucasus Campaign

Question 6: The Airmail Act created American commercial aviation and several of today's airlines were formed to carry airmail in the late 1920s (including Trans World Airlines, ________, and United Airlines).
American AirlinesContinental AirlinesNorthwest AirlinesDelta Air Lines

Question 7: This legislation gave the CAA's functions to a new independent body, the ________.
Elwood Richard QuesadaFederal Motor Carrier Safety AdministrationFederal Aviation AdministrationMarion Blakey

Question 8: In 1892, the French War Ministry backed an attempt to build a ________ flying machine.
AircraftWide-body aircraftDouble-deck aircraftBusiness jet

Question 9: The ________ challenged the air transportation system by presenting a new type of terrorist attack: hijacked airliners were used as missiles that killed thousands of people.
September 11 attacksUnited Airlines Flight 93Al-QaedaOsama bin Laden

Question 10: In 1928, for example, the organization's pioneering work with wind tunnels produced a new type of engine cowling that made aircraft more ________.
Fluid dynamicsAerodynamicsNavier–Stokes equationsBernoulli's principle


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