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General Transport Quiz

A bit of fun on the subject of transport 8 Questions.

 
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1

If someone says they came on "Shanks' pony" what do they mean?

  • They came by bicycle
  • They borrowed a horse
  • They came on foot

2

The first, not very successful, cars were propelled by what?

  • Gas
  • Steam
  • Clockwork

3

In terms of supersonic flight a speed in excess of Mach 5 is said to be....?

  • Impossible
  • Supersonic
  • Hypersonic

4

The term Juggernaut, used of a very large lorry or truck, originates from where?

  • Sanskrit for Lord of the World
  • The name of a movie monster
  • The name of an inventor

5

The two Montgolfier brothers invented the hot air balloon, but how many of them actually went up in a balloon in their lifetimes?

  • Neither
  • One
  • Both

6

Can you name the American author of the famous "Bicycle Book"?

  • Richard Ballantine
  • Ricardo Stevens
  • David Richards

7

In what year were the 4 railway operating companies, LMS, LNER, GWR, and SR, amalgamated to become the state-owned British Railways (later British Rail)?

  • 1940
  • 1947
  • 1959

8

Which of these warships is the largest?

  • Cruiser
  • Battleship
  • Destroyer

 

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