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Trains and Boats and Planes

15 questions for the transport buffs out there - hope you enjoy it. 15 Questions.

 
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1

The TGV is a high speed train but in which country does it run?

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France

2

In May 1915, nearly 1200 people lost their lives when which ship was torpedoed by a German U boat.

  • Carpathia
  • Lusitania
  • Mauretania

3

Which aircraft company was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1916.

  • Boeing
  • McDonnell Douglas
  • Grumman

4

Which steam engine broke the speed record back in 1938, travelling at 126mph?

  • Teal
  • Quail
  • Mallard

5

The largest ever moving man-made object is currently being scrapped.What type of vessel was the "Knock Nevis", formerly known as the "Jahre Viking"?

  • An Oil Tanker
  • An Aircraft Carrier
  • A Cruise Liner

6

How many Concorde aircraft were built?

  • 20
  • 120
  • 220

7

With over 2000 trains passing through or stopping at it per day, what is Britain's busiest railway station?

  • Kings Cross
  • Clapham Junction
  • Crewe

8

Which retired ocean liner can be seen permanently berthed at Long Beach , California?

  • The Queen Elizebeth
  • The Mauretania
  • The Queen Mary

9

What distinguishes the Antonov AN225 ?

  • It is the world's fastest aircraft.
  • It is the world's largest aircraft.
  • It is the world's first gas-powered aircraft.

10

At 7.35km, the "Cargo Queen" is the world's longest goods train. How many trucks were being pulled behind the 8 engines?

  • 134 trucks
  • 444 trucks
  • 682 trucks

11

Which polar explorer used a boat called "Fram"?

  • Captain Scott
  • Roald Amundsen
  • Ernest Shackleton

12

If you flew direct from London to Cape Town at a steady 500mph, which of the following will be your approximate flight time?

  • 6 hours
  • 9 hours
  • 12 hours

13

Match up the station to the correct town or city it serves.

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • New Street
  • Temple Meads
  • Waverley
  • Lime Street

Right

  • Bristol
  • Birmingham
  • Liverpool
  • Edinburgh

14

The worlds most expensive yacht, the Eclipse (owned by Roman Abramovich) is equipped with which of the following?

  • An invisibility cloak and nuclear power
  • Two heli-pads and a mini submarine
  • A five-a-side pitch and TV studio.

15

Which company manufactured the "Spitfire" that ultimately won the Battle of Britain alongside others back in 1940?

  • Volkswagen
  • Supermarine
  • Hawker

 

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