The Wright Brothers Quiz

The Wright Flyer

So you think you know the Outer Banks? Let’s find out. Here’s our Wright Brothers Test.

When did the Wright Brothers first arrive on the Outer Banks?
1899
1900
1904
1903

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Who was Bill Tate?
Assistant Postmaster of the Kitty Hawk Post Office.
Wrote a letter to the Wright Brothers inviting them to the Outer Banks.
First place Wright Brothers stayed when they arrived on the Outer Banks.
All of the above.

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Who took the iconic photograph of the first flight?
John Daniels
Wilbur Wright
Orville Wright
Tom Tate

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How far did the first flight travel, and how long did it last?
200’ in 15 seconds.
852’ in 59 seconds.
120’ in 12 seconds
361’ in 28 seconds

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Who flew the Wright Flyer in that first flight?
Orville Wright
Bill Tate
Wilbur Wright
Katherine Wright

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When not on the Outer Banks, where did the Wright Brothers live?
Elizabeth City, NC
Columbus, OH
Dayton, OH
Norfolk, VA

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Who was Samuel Langley?
First flight fatality.
Secretary of the Smithsonian whose attempt at controlled flight was unsuccessful.
First person to make repeated successful glider flights. Died in an unsuccessful one in 1896.
Retired engineer and friend of the Wright Brothers who visited the camp in 1902.

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What did the Wright Brothers do for a living?
Newspaper publishers.
Owner of bike shop and bicycle mechanics.
Bankers.
Professional musicians. Wilbur played trumpet; Orville piano.

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In what year did Orville Wright’s record setting glider flight occur and how long did it last?
1911; 16 minutes, 18 seconds.
1909; 9 minutes 45 seconds.
1911; 9 minutes, 45 seconds.
1912; 11 minutes 13 seconds.

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