Transport and Travel - Quiz Qustions & Answers
- Who would ride in the following?
- (a) Who were the first men to fly in a balloon?
(b) Who were the first men to fly in a powered aircraft?
- Which Hindu God’s name is now used to describe a large heavy lorry?
- What form of transport was developed by Igor Sikorsky?
- Who designed the
(a) first Motor-Bicycle
(b) built the first Petrol Engine Car
- What type of surf-boat used off the coast of Madras, South India, has become popular today as a sailing craft?
- Name the two famous ships in
(a) R. L. Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”
(b) Admiral Nelson’s “Flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar”
- Which mammoth White Star liner collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage to New York?
- (a) By whom and when was the steam engine invested?
(b) Where was the first under
- (a) How did the “Jeep” get its name?
(b) What is a “Moped”?
- When was the first supersonic flight flown?
- (a) When and where did the first hot-air balloon flight take place?
(b) When did the first Concord flight take place?
- Where is the world’s longest Rail-Line?
- (a) Who first flew solo across the Atlantic, in which year?
(b) Who first sailed alone around the world?
- (a) In which year did the famous “Orient Express” makes its last run?
(b) Through which seven countries did it run?
- Which Venetian merchant and traveler wrote the earliest first-hand account of Asia by a European?
- Who was the first to travel in space?
- What is common to
- (a) What is the name of the two-wheeled conveyance popular in South-East Asia?
(b) How did wealthy ladies in India travel in the past?
- (a) Who was the first man to use a parachute?
(b) With who is the “Gypsy Moth” associated?
- (a) An Eskimo
(b) An Arabian
(c) A Venetian
(d) A Chinese
- (a) The Montgolfier brothers
(b) Wright brothers, Orville Wright and Wilfred Wright
- Juggernaut, from the name Lord Jagannath
- The helicopter
- Both were the works of Gottlieb Daimler
- The catamaran
- (a) Hispaniola
(b) H.M.S. Victory
- The Titanic
- (a) The Scottish instrument-maker James Watt, invented the Steam Engine in 1765.
(b) London (Paddington-Farringdon Street)
- (a) From “G.P., initials for General Purpose Vehicle
(b) A cross between a bike and a motorcycle. It has a motor and pedals.
- On October 14, 1947, Captain Charles Yeager of the U.S. Air Force Flew a rocket-propelled research aircraft, 42,000 ft. over Edwards Air Force Base, California, at a speed of Mach 1.015 (about 670 mph).
- (a) At Philadelphia, U. S., in 1793
(b) The Anglo–French Concorde Passenger Service started on January 21, 1976.
- The Trans-Siberian railroad in Russia stretches 5,864 miles from Moscow to the Pacific Ocean and takes over 8 days to travel.
- (a) Charles Lindberg flew alone across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris, a distance of about 3,610 miles, in 1927.
(b) In 1895, Captain Joshua Slocum of America set off on his solo trip around the world.
- (a) Its last run began on September 2, 1939, the day before World War II broke out.
(b) Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, London.
- Marco Polo
- Yuri Gagarin
- All are sailing boats
- (a) Rickshaw
(b) in Palanquins
- (a) Andr-Jacques Garnerin in 1797 in Paris
(b) Sir Francis Chichester