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Great Engineering Achievements

written by: jenn454
 
This quiz focuses on the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century. These are the technological advancements in all areas of engineering that have helped to improve our world and the way we live today.

Question 1:


This invention by Karl Benz in 1886 revolutionized the world of transportation and soon became the main means of transport globally.
Ship
Airplane
Train
Automobile

Question 2:


Name the famous brothers generally credited with the invention of the first airplane. In 1903, they became the first to have completed a successful sustained air flight with a controlled powered airplane.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


This invention was first used in 1969 at UCLA as a means of communication between engineers and scientists associated with academics or government. It was not available for public use until the 1990’s.
E-mails
Two-Way Radio
The Telephone
The Internet

Question 4:


In 1908, this city became the first in the United States to institute chlorination of its water. Prior to this the death rate due to water born diseases, such as typhoid fever and cholera, were extremely high.
Boston, Massachusetts
New York City, New York
Chicago, Illinois
Jersey City, New Jersey

Question 5:


When did telephone companies first begin establishing trial networks, that use fibre instead of copper cables to carry live telephone traffic?
in 1997
in 1972
in 1977
in 1982

Question 6:


The invention of the internal combustion engine greatly increased the demand for which natural resource?
Petroleum
Water
Coal
Natural gas

Question 7:


The launch of the first artificial satellite was a major step in space exploration. What was the name of this satellite?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


In 1955, Borax III became the first nuclear power plant to utilize nuclear fission to supply an entire town with electricity. Which town was that?
Hahnville, Louisiana
Arco, Idaho
Avila Beach, California
Owego, New York

Question 9:


The first use of air conditioning for personnel comfort was in 1902, in which New York City building?
Woolworth Building
New York Stock Exchange
Metropolitan Life Tower
Empire State Building

Question 10:


In 1895, this German physicist invented the use of electromagnetic radiation to take images of bones and organs inside the human body, which later led to the invention of the X-Ray Machine.
Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield
Paul Lauterbur
Peter Mansfield
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

 


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