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Hot Air Ballooning

A quiz about the history of hot air ballooning. Hobby, sport or mode of transport, they're a beautiful escape. 15 Questions.

 
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What year was the first hot air balloon launched ?

  • 1778
  • 1783
  • 1788
  • 1793

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How long was that first balloon airborne ?

  • 15 mins.
  • 23 mins.
  • 28 mins.
  • 35 mins.

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What is the name of the fabric gasbag of the balloon?

  • the shell
  • the pocket
  • the bonnet
  • the envelope

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What three animals were sent aloft in the first unmanned balloon flight ?

  • a goat, goose and chicken
  • a pidgeon, pig and chicken
  • a sheep, duck and rooster
  • a goat, pig and rooster

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What was the name of the French brothers who flew the first manned balloon flight ?

  • Montgolfier
  • Thibadeaux
  • DeRozier
  • Monpeltier

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What was considered the first step in long distance ballooning ?

  • Paris to Cherbourg
  • Paris to Luxembourg
  • Limoges to the Bay of Biscay
  • Crossing the English Channel

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What is the name of the basket suspended from the balloons envelope ?

  • Cabin
  • Gondola
  • Platform
  • Hamper

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What Swiss scientist manned the first flight 52,498 ft. into the stratosphere ?

  • Roger Marsauche
  • Ethan Tingualy
  • Auguste Piccard
  • Bertrand Auscher

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How high up was Capt. Joe Kittinger when he parachuted from a balloon and broke the sound barrier with his body ?

  • 98,000 ft.
  • 100,000 ft.
  • 101,000 ft.
  • 102,000 ft.

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What was the name of the first balloon to cross the Atlantic in 1978 ?

  • Double Eagle II
  • Spirit of Flight
  • Homeward Bound
  • Wind Swept

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Who were the first to cross the Atlantic in a hot air balloon in 1987 ?

  • Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones
  • John Jefferies and Jean Pierrre Blanchard
  • Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand
  • Thomas Anderson and Gilles St. John

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How long did it take to complete the first around the world flight in 1999 ?

  • 17 days, 23 hrs. and 43 mins.
  • 19 days, 21 hrs. and 55 mins.
  • 22 days,16 hrs. and 32 mins.
  • 80 days

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How many types of ballooning are there ?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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Where is the largest balloon event in the world held ?

  • Canberra, Australia
  • Saxonie, Leipzig, Germany
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom
  • Albuequerque, New Mexico USA

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What is the worlds largest hot air balloon ?

  • Palletways "Slick" the flying dragon
  • Planters "Mr. Peanut"
  • Energizer "Hot Hare"
  • Ben and Jerry's "Ice Cream Cone"

 

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