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A rotor and blades lift a helicopter straight up and make it hover in the air at one point for a long time. A relatively new technology, the first successful helicopter was mass-produced in 1942. Today's helicopters are used in the army, by news and weather stations and the police, but some tourists fly high above scenic locations like the Grand Canyon and Hawaii.

  1. 1. When was the first helicopter produced?
    1. a. 1953
    2. b. 1942
    3. c. 1941
  2. 2. Where do some tourists fly in helicopters?
    1. a. Los Angeles
    2. b. Chicago
    3. c. Hawaii
  3. 3. What holds the blades of a helicopter?
    1. a. A rotor
    2. b. An engine
    3. c. A piston