Month: March 2023

text and reading task

Famous New Zealanders  

Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.


  1. When did Jean Batten first fly across the Atlantic, from Britain to Australia?


  1. a) 8th April, 1930
  2. b) 4th November, 1991 
  3. c) 8th May, 1934  
  4. d) Last Year


  1. What was the name of the plane that Batten flew from Britain to Darwin? 


  1. a) Gipsy Queen       b) Gipsy Moth
  2. c) Percival Gull     d) Percival Moth


  1. How many times did Batten have to land, and take-off on her flight?


  1. a) 9         b) 14
  2. c) 25 d)  8


  1. Explain the causes for Batten’s first two failed attempts to fly across the Atlantic?


→ landed in Syria .

→then crashed again


  1. True or False: Ernest Rutherford was the first person to climb Mt Everest.


  1. a) True b) False