Amelia Earhart: First Lady of Flight
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by Esteban Martinez
| 10 Questions
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Why did Amelia and Fred send notes to each other in flight?
Neither knew Morse code
They had to sit far apart
It was too noisy to talk
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Why was survival equipment taken off the plane before departing?
It would not be needed.
Removing it made the plane lighter.
They only had 7000 miles to go.
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1
Why would Howland Island be difficult to find?
It had never been never been mapped
It was in the Pacific Ocean.
Navigating by stars wouldn’t work.
4
1
Why would the crew of the Itasca become alarmed?
It was becoming partly cloudy.
They had trouble communicating with Amelia.
Amelia asked for a bearing.
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1
Why did many people believe that the Electra did not crash in the ocean?
The plane would have remained afloat
An oil slick would have been left behind.
Many have tried to solve the puzzle.
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1
Which fact would NOT support the theory that Amelia was a spy?
Amelia needed to repair the Electra.
She and George were friends with the President.
The Japanese were suspicious of people flying over their territory.
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1
What caused the rumor that Amelia and Fred once being held on Saipan to turn cold?
People did not ID Amelia positively.
The Japanese held the island.
There was no hard evidence.
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What proof is there that Irene Bolam was really Amelia Earhart?
Irene was in the same flying group as Amelia.
Irene lived in a house owned by Amelia’s friend.
none
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1
What evidence is there that Amelia crashed at Nikumaroro?
A shoe that would have fit Amelia
The island was called Gardner Island.
TIGHAR says that the government did not search the island adequately.
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Which of these is a conclusion you can draw based on the story?
People should not take risks like the one Amelia took.
At least one person is sure about what really happened to Amelia.
People are still interested in the mystery of Amelia’s disappearance.
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