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Amelia Earhart

Born: July 24, 1897, Atchison, Kansas
Died: missing July 2, 1937 (age 39) over central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island, declared dead January 5, 1939

People  - Alan The Quiz Guy's Trivia powered by ABEAmelia Mary Earhart ("AIR-hart") was a noted American aviation pioneer, and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. 

She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

What do you know about Amelia Earhart? Take off with this Quick Quiz.

1. What was Amerlia's nickname?

  • Millie
  • Ame
  • Midge

2. When did Amelia graduated from Hyde Park High School?

  • 1914
  • 1916
  • 1922

3. She kept a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about successful women in predominantly male-oriented fields, including film direction and production, law, advertising, management and mechanical engineering.

  • True or False?

4. Earhart was engaged in arduous nursing duties including night shifts at the Spadina Military Hospital. She became a patient herself, suffering from pneumonia and maxillary sinusitis.

  • True or False?

5. "By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground," Amelia said, "I knew I had to fly." Who was the pilot that introduced to flying?

  • Bernie Mac
  • Frank Hawks
  • Mark Reynolds

6. On May 15, 1923, Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license (#6017) by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

  • True or False?

7. She became the first woman to fly the Atlantic. The project coordinators (including book publisher and publicist George P. Putnam) interviewed Amelia and asked her to accompany pilot Wilmer Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis Gordon on the flight, nominally as a passenger. What was her additional duties?

  • Serving beverages and meals
  • Keeping flight log
  • Handling radio communications

8. With her fame, what magazine did she become associate editor?

  • Time
  • Saturday Evening Post
  • Cosmopolitan

9. How did Amelia marry on February 7, 1931?

  • Wilmer Stultz
  • Samuel Chapman
  • George Putnam

10. What day did she become the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic?

  • May 10, 1931
  • May 20, 1932
  • May 30, 1933

11. In July 1936, she took delivery of a Lockheed L-10E Electra financed by Purdue and started planning a round-the-world flight. Not the first to circle the globe, it would be the longest at 29,000 miles, following a grueling equatorial route. Who was picked as the first navigator?

  • Harry Manning
  • Harry Morgan
  • Keith Moon

12. Fred Noonan was subsequently chosen as a second navigator. The original plans were for Noonan to navigate from Hawaii to Howland Island, a particularly difficult portion of the flight; then the first navigator would continue with Earhart to Australia and she would proceed on her own for the remainder of the project.

  • True or False?

13. On the first attempt where did the Lockheed Electra crash on take off?

  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oakland, California
  • Howland Island

14. Fred Noonan was Earhart's only crew member for the second flight. They departed Miami on June 1 and after numerous stops in South America, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, arrived at Lae, New Guinea. When did they arrive at Lae?

  • June 22, 1937
  • June 29, 1937
  • July 1, 1937

15. On July 2, 1937 (midnight GMT) Earhart and Noonan took off from Lae in the heavily loaded Electra. Their intended destination was Howland Island, a flat sliver of land 6,500 ft long and 1,600 ft wide, 10 feet high and 2,556 miles away. Their last known position report was near the Nukumanu Islands, about 800 miles into the flight. A United States Coast Guard cutter was on station at Howland, assigned to communicate with Earhart's Lockheed Electra and guide them to the island once they arrived in the vicinity. What was the name of the Coast Guard cutter?

  • Itasca
  • Murphy
  • Maiden

16. Cause of death: Probable plane crash. Where is Amelia Earhart Buried?

  • Body lost at sea
  • Saipan
  • Japan

Amelia Earhart Answers

  1. Millie
  2. 1916
  3. True
  4. True
  5. Frank Hawks
  6. True
  7. Keeping flight log
  8. Cosmopolitan
  9. George Putnam
  10. May 20, 1932
  11. Harry Manning
  12. True
  13. Honolulu, Hawaii
  14. June 29, 1937
  15. Itasca
  16. Angels on your pillowBody lost at sea

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