Adventures in Falling Quiz: Can you stomach it?
by Staff
If you can take this quiz and pass it, that's great. If you can take this quiz and pass it while upside down on a roller coaster, even better.

According to doctors, what is the likely cause for that stomach dropping sensation?

  • the movement of organs and fluid inside the body
  • the disorientation caused when the feet leave the ground
  • the brain sending mixed signals to the nerves in the abdomen

True or false: That stomach dropping sensation is harmful to your health.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Similar to the classic toy, the Slingshot thrill ride utilizes a stretchy band to propel the passenger capsule upward.

  • true
  • false

It's sure not the toy you played with as a kid: How high can the Slingshot ride launch the passenger capsule?

  • 51 feet (15.5 meters)
  • 361 feet (110 meters)
  • 561 feet (171 meters)

At what speed does the passenger capsule on the Slingshot travel after it's released?

  • 200 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour)
  • 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour)
  • 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour)

What is g-force?

  • a branch of the military
  • a measurement of force caused by gravity or acceleration
  • the world's tallest amusement park ride

What's the maneuver called where a pilot puts an aircraft into a vertical climb then abruptly turns the nose down into a dive?

  • tiger turn
  • great white turn
  • hammerhead turn

Which is NOT a popular stunt plane?

  • Extra 300L
  • Pitts S-2C
  • Canary B-5700

Some people will do crazy things to get in the record books. Take Curtis Rivers, for example. He made the highest altitude bungee jump on record in May 2002 when he leapt from a hot air balloon hovering at what height?

  • 10,200 feet (3,109 meters)
  • 15,200 feet (4,632 meters)
  • 20,200 feet (6,157 meters)

Planning a bungee vacation? Then you'll have to visit this spot, the highest commercial bungee jump in the world:

  • The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
  • A.J. Hackett Macau Tower in Macau, China
  • The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Where are the "land divers" that inspired the founders of modern bungee jumping?

  • Pentecost Island
  • The Soloman Islands
  • Easter Island

Where did the first modern bungee jump take place?

  • The Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransico
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, United Kingdom

True or false: Passengers in ZERO-G's G-FORCE ONE aircraft actually experience zero gravity.

  • true
  • false

To give its passengers the feeling of weightlessness, the G-FORCE ONE makes a series of aerobatic maneuvers known as what?

  • parabolas
  • tarantulas
  • amoebas

Along what segment of the parabola do passengers on the G-FORCE ONE experience weightlessness?

  • the entire length of the parabola
  • from the top of the parabola down to the bottom
  • from the bottom of the parabola up to the top.

Because of the ups and downs of its flight pattern, NASA’s version of the G-FORCE ONE earned what nickname?

  • The Flew 'n Spew
  • The Hurling Bird
  • The Vomit Comet

True or false: Wheeled roller coasters have been around since the late 1700s.

  • true
  • false

Look out below! How high does the Kingda Ka roller coaster take its passengers?

  • 253 feet (77 meters)
  • 465 feet (139 meters)
  • 956 feet (291 meters)

What invention revolutionized roller coaster construction in the 1950s?

  • the safety rachet
  • the mechanical hoist
  • tubular steel tracks

Hold on to your seats! Where can you find the world's fastest roller coaster?

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Egypt