Aerodynamics MCQs

Aerodynamics MCQs

Answer these 200+ Aerodynamics MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Aerodynamics.
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1: What is the study of how gases flow?

A.   Physics of solid matter

B.   Atmospheric science

C.   Meteorology

D.   Field of fluid dynamics

E.   Chemistry

2: If the angle of attack is increased, it usually leads to an increase in what?

A.   Speed

B.   Lift

C.   Drag

D.   Drag coefficient

3: When flying straight and level, moving the control stick to the right will raise what on the right wing?

A.   Flap

B.   Elevator

C.   Rudder

D.   Aileron

4: Ailerons on each wing are used for what?

A.   Make the aircraft roll

B.   Aid in flight

C.   Control the aircraft's attitude

D.   Change the aircraft's flight path

5: What is used to make the aircraft roll?

A.   Rudder

B.   The wings

C.   The fuselage

D.   Ailerons

6: What moves to the right will raise the aileron on the right wing and lower the aileron on the left wing?

A.   Control stick

B.   Rudder

C.   Elevator

7: What is the name of the device on the leading edge of a plane that makes the plane roll?

A.   Airfoil

B.   Tailfin

C.   Control surfaces

D.   Wing

8: On which side of the plane are the ailerons found?

A.   Right

B.   Left

C.   Neither

D.   Above the wing

9: What are the four basic types of aircraft?

A.   Airplanes, jets and submarines

B.   Planes, helicopters and blimps

C.   Airplanes, helicopters, dirigibles and balloons

D.   Airplanes, helicopters, blimps and jets

E.   Airplanes, helicopters, trains and boats

10: What are blimps?

A.   They are giant helium-filled balloons

B.   Balloons, kites, and dirigibles are all types of blimps

C.   They are made of light materials

D.   They are used to carry passengers or cargo

11: What are the molecules of air called?

A.   Oxygen molecules

B.   Air molecules

C.   Nitrogen molecules

12: What is an example of an airfoil?

A.   Wing

B.   Plane

C.   Arrow

D.   Boat

13: What do wings help an object do when it moves through the air?

A.   Produce thrust

B.   Produce drag

C.   Stick to the air

D.   Produce lift

E.   Keep the object from falling

14: What's a good example of an airfoil?

A.   Boat

B.   Wing

C.   Sail

D.   Airplane

E.   Plane

15: What is an example of a fluid that produces lift?

A.   Blood

B.   Water

C.   Oil

D.   Mercury

E.   Air

16: What is airfoil used to describe?

A.   A missile

B.   A boat

C.   A propeller

D.   A wing

17: What is another name for an airfoil?

A.   Rotor

B.   Wing

C.   Leaf

D.   Blade

18: What does air do to a surface when air pressure is applied?

A.   Bounce

B.   Push

C.   Neither push nor pull

D.   Pull

19: What can create a force?

A.   Air pushing on a surface

B.   A liquid object pushing on a surface

C.   A rock dropped from a high place

D.   Earth's gravity

E.   A solid object pulling on another object

20: To take something apart, it must first be examined and?

A.   Examined

B.   Inspected

C.   Disassembled

D.   Checked

E.   Studied

21: What are the three types of aviation?

A.   Air traffic controllers, pilots and aircraft mechanics

B.   Military, commercial and private

C.   Commercial, general and military

D.   General, commercial and military

E.   Airplanes, helicopters and balloons

22: What is the third type of aviation?

A.   Private

B.   Military

C.   Commercial

23: Where does the center of gravity of an aircraft run through?

A.   From the nose to the tail

B.   In the middle

C.   Along the length of the aircraft

D.   Through the middle of the aircraft

24: Along what axis does an aircraft rotate?

A.   Pitch

B.   Vertical

C.   Longitudinal

D.   Orbit

E.   Yaw

25: If two people pull on a rope in opposite directions, the resulting force is said to be what?

A.   Equal

B.   Unbalanced

C.   Balanced

26: What do you think of when you hear the word "equilibrium"?

A.   Rest

B.   A state of rest

C.   Opposing forces

D.   Inbalance

27: What is the name of Da Vinci's book about fluid dynamics?

A.   Hydrodynamica

B.   Scientific Mechanics

C.   Fluid Mechanics

D.   Celestial Mechanics

E.   Mechanics of Fluids

28: When did Boyle write Hydrodynamica?

A.   1967

B.   1751

C.   1760

D.   1738

E.   1928

29: Who explained that the faster molecules within a fluid move, the less pressure they exert on objects around them?

A.   Laplace

B.   Newton

C.   Bernoulli

D.   Galileo

30: Water exerts more pressure on what within a pond than a flowing stream?

A.   Pond's bottom

B.   Surface of a stream

C.   Water droplets

D.   Air

E.   Ponds middle

31: How many sets of wings did the first airplane have?

A.   Two

B.   Six

C.   Four

32: Two small horizontal surfaces on each side of a plane are called?

A.   Stabilizer configuration

B.   Wing

C.   Tail configuration

D.   Horizontal stabilizer

E.   Wing configuration

33: What do engineers often treat the force of gravity on all parts of an object as?

A.   A vector force

B.   A single force

C.   A universal force

34: What is an example of a single force acting on a point in an object?

A.   The force of gravity

B.   The force of air resistance

C.   The force of an object's weight

D.   The force of heat

E.   The force of air pressure

35: The leading edge and the trailing edge are lines on what?

A.   Airfoil

B.   Airplane

C.   Blade

D.   Cutting edge

E.   Wing

36: What is the leading edge of an airfoil called?

A.   Rear

B.   Front

C.   Wingtip

D.   Top

37: Where does a flight crew perform their job?

A.   In the front of the airplane

B.   In the cockpit

C.   In the back of the airplane

38: What does the flight crew do in the cockpit?

A.   Checking the instruments

B.   Monitoring the aircraft's systems

C.   Flying the aircraft

D.   Talking to the passengers

E.   Navigating the aircraft

39: What does the term "commercial aviation" describe?

A.   The type of aircraft that is most commonly used for commercial purposes

B.   The use of aircraft for advertising purposes

C.   The business of operating aircraft that carry passengers by commercial companies

D.   The use of aircraft for transporting cargo

E.   The use of aircraft for transporting passengers

40: What is the name of the science of using supercomputers to solve complex mathematical equations?

A.   CFD

B.   Chaos theory

C.   Geometry

D.   Algebra

E.   Fractals

41: What can a computer be programmed to do?

A.   Play simple games

B.   Generate random numbers

C.   Learn new things

D.   Perform complicated tasks

E.   Process information

42: What are the main types of control surfaces?

A.   Paddles, joysticks and yokes

B.   Ailerons, elevators and rudders

C.   Trim tabs, ailerons and elevators

D.   Rudder, ailerons and elevators

43: What are the two parts of a control that can cause an airplane to roll or pitch?

A.   Rudder and ailerons

B.   Rudder and elevators

C.   Elevators and rudder

D.   Ailerons and elevators

44: What does an engineer in a wind tunnel collect data about?

A.   How a turbine will perform in various wind speeds

B.   The aerodynamics of an airplane

C.   How much power is produced by a wind turbine

D.   How much lift is created by a certain wing shape

45: What does an airplane do to slow down?

A.   Flies upside down

B.   Flaps to adjust the wings' angle of attack

C.   Increases airspeed

D.   Decelerates and rolls to a stop

46: What term describes the process of slowing down an airplane?

A.   Transitions

B.   Arrests

C.   Decelerates

D.   Descending

E.   Descends

47: What type of wing is the XB-70A?

A.   Delta

B.   Aileron

C.   Winglet

D.   Jet

48: What is a sweepback wing also known as?

A.   Rectangle

B.   Winglet

C.   Flaperon

D.   Triangle

E.   Aileron

49: In the image above, where do the wings connect to the fuselage?

A.   Outward

B.   Downward

C.   Leftward

D.   Upward

50: How is an aircraft designed to reduce its drag?

A.   Large and tall

B.   Streamlined

C.   Covered in wings

D.   Bulky

E.   Sleek