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A Bunch of Balloons
Thematic 10Q Difficult
"This quiz is about real and fictional flights by balloons of different kinds."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1782 the Montgolfier brothers began experimenting with small balloons filled with hot air. What did they initially believe made the balloons rise?
The heated air
An unknown gas
The first people to travel in a free-flying gas balloon were Professor Jacques Alexandre Charles and Marie-Noel Robert.
Professor Challenger tried to construct a gas balloon in the book "The Lost World". What was the balloon's envelope made from?
An iguanodon's skin
A fish lizard's stomach
In 1785 Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries were the first to cross which body of water by balloon?
The North Sea
The Irish Sea
The English Channel
The River Seine
In the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Dorothy and the Wizard planned to escape from Oz by hot-air balloon but it took off with only the Wizard on board. What prevented Dorothy from joining him?
The scarecrow fell to pieces
The lion was afraid
Toto ran off
The tin man lost heart
Which part of the world did Phileas Fogg and his companion(s) cross by balloon in the book "Around the World in Eighty Days"?
The Atlantic Ocean
They did not travel by balloon
The first balloon to fly nonstop across the Atlantic landed in a field southwest of Dublin in Ireland.
Who was/were the first to fly nonstop around the world by balloon?
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones
Per Lindstrand and Richard Branson
Two people were lifted to the height of 18,325 feet by 14,000 party balloons in 2001. What were the balloons filled with?
Which fictional character composed and sang a song while floating below a balloon?
The Wizard of Oz
The Hungry Caterpillar
Winnie the Pooh
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Compiled Jun 28 12