Land And Water Transportation Vocabulary Test! Trivia Quiz

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Since the dawn of mankind, there have been various means of transportation being used be it on land or in the open water, these modes of transport have developed throughout time and have become faster and more reliable with the change in weather conditions. This is a test on key terms, and it covers the information found in the Land and Water Transportation chapter.


Questions and Answers
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    A ____________ is a method of doing something.

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      Mode

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    Correct Answer
    A. Mode
    Explanation
    A mode refers to a method or way of doing something. It is a term commonly used in various fields to describe a particular approach or procedure that is followed to achieve a desired outcome. The mode can vary depending on the context, such as in statistics where it represents the most frequently occurring value in a dataset, or in computing where it can refer to the specific settings or configuration of a program or device. In general, a mode is a systematic and structured way of accomplishing a task or solving a problem.

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  • 2. 

    Combining several modes of transportation is known as ____________.

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      Intermodal Transportation

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    Correct Answer
    A. Intermodal Transportation
    Explanation
    Intermodal transportation refers to the practice of using multiple modes of transportation, such as rail, road, and sea, to move goods or people from one location to another. This approach allows for greater efficiency and flexibility in the transportation process, as different modes can be utilized for their respective strengths. For example, goods may be transported by truck to a rail terminal, then loaded onto a train for long-distance transport, and finally transferred to trucks again for the final delivery. Intermodal transportation offers cost savings, reduced congestion, and environmental benefits.

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    A _______________ is a self-propelled vehicle used to push or pull trains of rolling stock.

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      Locomotive

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    Correct Answer
    A. Locomotive
    Explanation
    A locomotive is a self-propelled vehicle specifically designed to push or pull trains of rolling stock. It serves as the primary source of power for the train, providing the necessary traction and pulling force to move the entire train. The locomotive is equipped with a powerful engine and various control systems to efficiently manage the movement of the train. It is an essential component of any railway system, enabling the transportation of goods and passengers over long distances.

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  • 4. 

    ______________ trains rise above a guideway and are propelled by magnetic fields.

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      Maglev

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    Correct Answer
    A. Maglev
    Explanation
    Maglev trains rise above a guideway and are propelled by magnetic fields. Maglev technology uses powerful magnets to levitate the train above the track, eliminating the need for wheels and reducing friction. The magnetic fields then propel the train forward, allowing for high speeds and a smooth, quiet ride. This technology offers several advantages such as reduced maintenance, increased energy efficiency, and faster travel times. Maglev trains have been implemented in some countries and are seen as a promising solution for future transportation systems.

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    Gasoline engines are known as __________________ because the fuel is burned inside the engine.

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      Internal Combustion Engines

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    Correct Answer
    A. Internal Combustion Engines
    Explanation
    Gasoline engines are known as internal combustion engines because the fuel, in this case gasoline, is burned inside the engine. This combustion process generates the necessary energy to power the engine and propel the vehicle forward. Unlike external combustion engines, such as steam engines, where the fuel is burned outside the engine and the resulting steam is used to generate power, internal combustion engines directly burn the fuel within the engine itself. This design allows for a more efficient and compact engine, making it the preferred choice for most vehicles today.

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