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Ships & the Sea - Family Quiz Questions

by Jane Tetley Logan

 
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1.      Which Disney animated classics take place under water?  
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2.      What was Moby Dick in Herman Melville's novel by the same name?
a) sailing ship b) a pirate c) whale
 
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3.      How much of the world's surface is covered by ocean?
a) 30% b) 50% c) 70% d) 85%
 
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4.      Name the five oceans of the world (one point each).  
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5.      In Peter Pan, why was Captain Hook afraid of clocks?  
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6.      Which of these is not for sailing in?
a) a barque b) a junk c) a brigantine d) a landau e) a clipper
 
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7.      What was unusual about the ship known as the Flying Dutchman?  
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8.      Which big budget movie takes place in the future, when the Earth is completely covered in water?  
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9.      Name a warm ocean current in the North Atlantic.  
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10.    Tidal waves can be set off by undersea earthquakes. What are they called?  
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11.    The Richter scale measures earthquakes. What does the Beaufort scale measure?  
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12.    What is highest measurement on the Beaufort scale called?  
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13.    How many animals of each species did Moses take aboard the ark?  
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14.    What is a regatta?
a) a soft Italian cheese b) a racing event on the water c) a boat used in the canals of Venice d) the main sail on a tall ship
 
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15.    Which of the following is not part of a ship?
a) Stem b) Poop c) Bailey d) Forecastle e) Stern
 
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16.    Which of the following is a yachting race? a) the Iditarod b) The America’s Cup c) The World Cup d) The Davis Cup  
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17.    If you went to sea in a Sunfish or a Snipe, what would you be in?
a) ocean liner b) sailboat c) catamaran d) powerboat
 
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18.    What colour light would you hang on the starboard side of a ship?  
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19.    Which motion picture, named for a ship, won an Academy award for best picture?  
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20.    Who was the God of the sea in Greek mythology?  
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21.    What sailing ship is on the Canadian dime?  
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22.    Which ship caused the largest oil spill ever in the United States?  
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23.    What ship did Captain Bligh command?  
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24.    What are U.S. navy commandos called?  
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25.    How many boats can you name that are paddled or rowed?  
1 pt each; max 10