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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 waterc) a boat used in the canals of Veniced) the main sail on a tall ship
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15. Which of the following is not part of a ship?a) Stemb) Poopc) Baileyd) Forecastlee) Stern
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16. Which of the following is a yachting race?a) the Iditarodb) The America’s Cupc) The World Cupd) 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 linerb) sailboatc) catamarand) 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