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Do you know what does SOS stands for? It is a very well-known expression that we use, often attributed to distressed people stranded at sea. We attribute it to distress, but we often don't know what, i.e., means or where it comes from. So, do you know what SOS comes from or what it means? If you think you do take our quiz right now.


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  • 1. 

    What type of code is the S.O.S code?

    • A.

      A morse code distress signal

    • B.

      A distress signal

    • C.

      A military morse code

    • D.

      A military distress signal

    Correct Answer
    A. A morse code distress signal
    Explanation
    The S.O.S code is a morse code distress signal. Morse code is a system of communication that uses dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers. The S.O.S code specifically is used as a distress signal to indicate an emergency situation. It is commonly used in maritime and aviation contexts to request assistance.

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  • 2. 

    In popular use what is the meaning of S.O.S?

    • A.

      Save our soul

    • B.

      Save us all

    • C.

      See our soul

    • D.

      See us all

    Correct Answer
    A. Save our soul
    Explanation
    S.O.S is a distress signal used to indicate an emergency. It is commonly understood to mean "Save our soul." This phrase emphasizes the urgent need for help and conveys the idea that one's survival or well-being is at stake. The use of "soul" metaphorically represents the essence or core of a person, further emphasizing the seriousness of the situation.

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  • 3. 

    Where does the SOS code originate from?

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      America

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany
    Explanation
    The SOS code originates from Germany. This distress signal was first introduced by the German government in radio regulations in 1905. It was chosen because it is easily recognizable and can be understood in any language. The SOS code quickly gained international recognition and became the standard distress signal used worldwide.

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  • 4. 

    When did SOS stopped being the standard maritime distress signal?

    • A.

      In 1969

    • B.

      In 1980

    • C.

      In 1989

    • D.

      In 1999

    Correct Answer
    D. In 1999
    Explanation
    In 1999, SOS stopped being the standard maritime distress signal. This means that before 1999, SOS was the recognized signal for ships and other vessels in distress. After 1999, a different signal or method may have been adopted as the standard distress signal in maritime situations.

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  • 5. 

    When was radio created?

    • A.

      In 1879

    • B.

      In 1888

    • C.

      In 1900

    • D.

      In the late 1890s

    Correct Answer
    D. In the late 1890s
    Explanation
    In the late 1890s, radio was created. This period refers to the time when significant advancements were made in the development of wireless telegraphy, leading to the invention of the radio. During this time, inventors like Guglielmo Marconi and Nikola Tesla were conducting experiments and making breakthroughs in wireless communication technology, which eventually paved the way for the creation of the radio as we know it today.

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  • 6. 

    What is the vocal version of the SOS code?

    • A.

      Olay

    • B.

      Mayday

    • C.

      ASAP

    • D.

      Hooray

    Correct Answer
    B. Mayday
    Explanation
    Mayday is the vocal version of the SOS code. Mayday is an internationally recognized distress signal used by pilots, mariners, and others in emergency situations. It is derived from the French word "m'aider," which means "help me." The term Mayday is easy to pronounce and can be understood across different languages and cultures, making it the standard vocal distress signal.

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  • 7. 

    What does the signal SSS mean?

    • A.

      Attack by submarine

    • B.

      Air attack

    • C.

      Naval attack

    • D.

      Animal attack

    Correct Answer
    A. Attack by submarine
    Explanation
    The signal "SSS" typically refers to an attack by submarine. This signal is commonly used in naval warfare to alert ships of a potential threat from underwater vessels. It is important for naval forces to be aware of this signal in order to take appropriate defensive measures and respond effectively to a submarine attack.

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  • 8. 

    How many historical SOS calls are there?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    There are five historical SOS calls.

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  • 9. 

    Which British Passenger liner sent an SOS signal before sinking in 1912?

    • A.

      Steamship Kentucky

    • B.

      RMS Titanic

    • C.

      The titanic

    • D.

      The Britannic

    Correct Answer
    B. RMS Titanic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is RMS Titanic. In 1912, the RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner, famously sent an SOS signal before sinking. The Titanic was on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City when it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The tragic event resulted in the loss of over 1,500 lives and became one of the most well-known maritime disasters in history.

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  • 10. 

    In international morse code, what do 3 dots represent?

    • A.

      The letter P

    • B.

      The letter M

    • C.

      The letter S

    • D.

      The letter T

    Correct Answer
    C. The letter S
    Explanation
    In international Morse code, three dots represent the letter S. Morse code is a system of communication that uses a combination of dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers. Each letter is assigned a unique combination of dots and dashes, and the letter S is represented by three dots. Morse code was widely used in telegraph systems before the advent of modern communication technologies.

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