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Modern Transport

written by: eyez2k1ss
The invention of the wheel was of significance not only as a transportation device, but for the development and progress of mankind in general. Mobility played an important role in history, determining the outcome of battles and entire wars. Today, we depend on ease of transportation more than ever - it has become an integral part of our daily lives. This quiz focuses on modern means of transportation.

Question 1:

Helicopters are generally believed to excel most conventional fixed-wing aircraft in what aspect?
Ease of control
Amount of payload

Question 2:

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What engineer invented the original version of the aerial tramway, a type of aerial lift, widely used in the Alpine regions of Europe?
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot
Siegfried Marcus
Lewis Gordon
Henry Jenkin

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Question 3:

This canal, known as the largest man-made waterway in the world, with a total length of 1200 miles, is also one of the most ancient ones.
Erie Canal
Suez Canal
Grand Canal of China
Corinth Canal

Question 4:

"Plus 15", opened in 1970 and located in Calgary, Canada, is what type of modern transport infrastructure?
A metro station
A highway
A bridge
A skywalk

Question 5:

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Magnetic levitation trains are a form of transportation with no direct contact between the track and the vehicle. The technology used in these trains relies on three basic types of magnets. Name the odd one.
Superconducting magnets
Permanent magnets
Neodymium magnets

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Question 6:

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The hovercraft is a vehicle that can travel on water, land or any relatively smooth surface with the help of what?
Screw propulsion
Magnetic levitation
Air cushions
Electrostatic levitation

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Question 7:

The Great Manmade River is a tremendous transportation infrastructure, which is not a river as its name suggests, but what?
An aqueduct
A network of pipes
A tunnel
A canal

Question 8:

Segway HT, a two-wheeled light-mode transportation device, invented by Dean Kamen and presented in December 2001, is the world's first vehicle of what type?
Computer-controlled personal transportation device
Non-polluting transportation device
Gyroscope-enabled transportation device
Self-balancing transportation device

Question 9:

Cat's eye, a piece of equipment invented in 1933 by Briton Percy Shaw and used in road construction, is used as what?
Warning safety device on roads
Pedestrian warning device in the United States
Balance sensor in aircraft
Signaling device in ship navigation

Question 10:

Which of these types of bridge constructions allows for the greatest span range?
Cable-stayed bridge
Truss arch bridge
Suspension bridge
Moon bridge


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