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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?
Amount of payload
Ease of control

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
Lewis Gordon
Henry Jenkin
Siegfried Marcus

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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
Corinth Canal
Grand Canal of China
Suez Canal

Question 4:

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

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
Neodymium magnets
Permanent 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?
Air cushions
Screw propulsion
Electrostatic levitation
Magnetic 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?
A canal
A network of pipes
An aqueduct
A tunnel

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?
Non-polluting transportation device
Gyroscope-enabled transportation device
Self-balancing transportation device
Computer-controlled personal 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?
Signaling device in ship navigation
Pedestrian warning device in the United States
Warning safety device on roads
Balance sensor in aircraft

Question 10:

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


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