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Ships & the Sea - Intermediate Quiz Questions

By Jane Tetley Logan

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1.   

Which of the following is not a sailing vessel:

a)      sloop
b)     trireme
c)     killick
d)     barge
e)     felucca
f)      dhow
 

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2.   

Where did Noah's Ark come to rest?

 

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3.   

What is the difference between a Hovercraft and a hydrofoil?

Bonus point: Who invented the Hovercraft?

 

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4.   

In naval architecture, how big is the biggest boat?

 

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5.   

How many Academy Awards did the motion picture Titanic win?

 

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6.   

Which ship came to the rescue of Titanic passengers?

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7.   

Which of the following was not an explorer of the Americas?

a)      John Cabot
b)     Ernest Shackleton
c)      James Cook
d)     Sir Francis Drake
e)     George Vancouver
 

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8.   

Who bombed and sank The Rainbow Warrior in 1985?

 

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9.   

What is a fathom?  How long is it?

 

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10.  

What are the symptoms of Cape Horn fever?

 

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11.  

Name a ship captained by Sir Francis Drake.

 

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12.  

When using semaphore, what letter is signalled when one flag is held straight up and the other straight down?

 

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13.  

When a sailor has sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, what right does he earn?

 

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14.  

When a sailor has sailed around Cape Horn, what right does he earn?

 

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15.  

What are all of the following?

Spanish Burton

Handy Billy

Jigger

Luff

 

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16.  

To a sailor, what are all of the following?

Cat's paw

Double diamond

Reef

Single Matthew Walker

Turk's head

 

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17.  

The Mary Rose sank of Portsmouth in 1545, her wreck was discovered in 1967, and she has since been raised.  Whose flagship was she?

 

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18.  

If a ship sails 10 leagues, how far has she travelled?

 

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19.  

Which pirate's treasure was found at the eastern end of Long Island, NY, with more believed buried nearby?

 

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20.  

The pirate Edward Teach was known and feared for his robberies and atrocities throughout the West Indies and along the coast of the North Carolina and Virginia colonies. By what name was he better known?

 

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21.  

Name the submarine in the Jules Verne classic, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

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22.  

Name the skipper of that submarine.

 

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