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Gliders Mod 1

Quiz by John Martin

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  • Q1
    Gliders are mostly made out of
    fiberglass
    steel
    aluminum
    rubber
    30s
  • Q2
    Glider wing design can be described as
    long wings that are not smooth and with lots of rivets
    short wings with a laminar flow
    long wings with a laminar flow
    30s
  • Q3
    Glide ratio is
    how fast a glider can go
    how fast a glider can go without losing altitude
    how far a glider can glide compared to its loss of altitude
    30s
  • Q4
    The space shuttle is a glider. What is its glide ratio?
    30:1
    20:1
    10:1
    3:1
    30s
  • Q5
    How do most gliders/sailplanes take off?
    rocket engines
    Towed by another plane
    catapult
    30s
  • Q6
    The variometer in a glider indicates
    the vertical speed of the air the glider is moving through
    the temperature of the thermal
    the speed of the aircraft
    the glider's rate of descent
    30s
  • Q7
    The variometer has an audible tone that
    slows or stops beeping and rises in pitch to indicate losing lift and altitude
    begins beeping faster and lower in pitch to indicate rising air
    begins beeping faster and higher in pitch to indicate rising air
    sounds like a horn
    30s
  • Q8
    When does the tow plane release the glider?
    when the airport is close enough for landing
    when the sun is high for thermals
    When the glider pilot gives the "thumbs up"
    Only in an emergency
    30s
  • Q9
    The inner layer of a thermal (the hole) is ascending air.
    false
    true
    30s
  • Q10
    Thermals are created when the moon is above the horizon.
    true
    false
    30s
  • Q11
    Shadowed areas create really strong thermals.
    true
    false
    30s
  • Q12
    Cloud layers inhibit thermal creation.
    false
    true
    30s
  • Q13
    Dry land masses are more likely to create thermals than damp ones.
    true
    false
    30s
  • Q14
    Ridge lift is air that has been lifted as it moves over rolling sand dunes.
    true
    false
    30s
  • Q15
    Ridge lift is when the prevailing wind strikes a mountain that is large and steep enough to deflect wind upward.
    false
    true
    30s

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