SAT Subject US History Practice Question 614: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 614

55. Which one of the following people became the first female pilot to complete a solo transatlantic flight?

A. Charles Lindbergh
B. Harriet Quimby
C. Bessie Coleman
D. Gertrude Ederle
E. Amelia Earhart

Correct Answer: E


Charles Lindbergh was not a female pilot. Quimby and Coleman were famous female pilots but in 1932, Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel (1926).

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