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The Hardest Piper Cherokee Quiz You'll Ever Take

You asked for it...after our incredibly popular "Hardest 172" quiz, we bring you the "Hardest Cherokee" quiz. Good luck.


  1. 1) The original Cherokee had this crank mounted on the ceiling. What was it for?
    Wikipedia

    Thats right, the original model had the stabilator trim mounted on the ceiling.

    The original model had the stabilator trim mounted on the ceiling.

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  2. 2) The Piper Cherokee's first flight was in:
    Aleksander Markin

    Yep, January 14, 1960 was the Cherokee's first flight.

    January 14, 1960 was the Cherokee's first flight.

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  3. 3) The Cherokee is the 4th most produced aircraft in the world. Over ______ have been built.
    Drewski2112

    That's right, over 32,778 Piper Cherokees have been built. That's a lot of airplanes.

    Over 32,778 Piper Cherokees have been built. That's a lot of airplanes.

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  4. 4) In 1979, the 235 horsepower version of the Cherokee was given a tapered wing for the first time. What was the marketing name for the aircraft?
    Wikipedia

    That's right, the Piper Cherokee 235 was named the "Dakota".

    The Piper Cherokee 235 was named the "Dakota".

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  5. 5) The Cherokee 140 was designed for flight training. How many seats did it initially ship with?
    Jemimus

    Since it was only meant for training, it originally came with 2 seats.

    Since it was only meant for training, it originally came with 2 seats.

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  6. 6) In 1968, Piper switched from "push-pull" engine controls to levers. What else did Piper add to the aircraft that year?
    Blyzz

    Giving it a more modern look with more visibility, Piper added the third window in 1968.

    Giving it a more modern look with more visibility, Piper added the third window in 1968.

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That wasn't very easy...

You scored %. We'll admit, this was a tough one...

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Nice work.

You scored %. Not bad, this was a tough one...

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Well, looks like you've got this down.

Your score: % This was a tough one, and you pretty much nailed it...

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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