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Name: ______________________

Flight Unit Test

Read each question carefully, then write T(true) or F(false) on the line next to the question.
(1 mark each)

1. ______ Yaw is the up and down motion of the plane.

2. ______ Hot air balloons rise because the gas inside them is less dense and therefore

lighter then cold air.

3. ______ Turning the rudder right on an airplane turns the plane right.

4. ______ Ailerons create thrust in order to help the plane move.

5. ______ The larger the surface area the less air resistance there will be.

Read each question carefully, then circle the right answer. Make sure to do this very
clearly! (1 mark each)

1. What was Newton’s Third Law of Motion?


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b.
c.

2. What is a difference between an airplane and a spacecraft?


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b.
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3. What four forces act on an airplane in flight?


a. lift, weight, thrust, drag
b. lift, thrust, drag
c. thrust, weight, lift

4.
a. Faithkeeper
b. Onkwehonwe
c. Hiawatha
5.
a. A name, provinces, and lakes
b. A title, compass rose, legend and scale
c. Lines, crosses, titles, and legends

Fill in the blanks. Look at the picture of the plane and label the correct parts. There is an
extra word (1 mark each)

Fuselage Rudder Elevator Horizontal Jet Engine Aileron


stabilizer
Read the questions carefully, then write the answers on the lines provided.

1. What two forces act on a parachute? (2 marks)


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2. What does the rudder do on a plane? (2 marks)


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3. Why do rockets going into space need more than one stage? (4 marks)
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4. What is pitch and what part of the plane controls pitch? (2 marks)
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5. Describe how a jet engine works. (4 marks)


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