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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who discovered Longitude, and why?

  • 2. 

    Where did time begin?

    • A.

      Stone Hedge

    • B.

      Stone Henge

    • C.

      Greenwich England

    • D.

      Stone-Henge

    Correct Answer
    C. Greenwich England
    Explanation
    Greenwich, England is the correct answer because it is the location of the Prime Meridian, which is used as the starting point for measuring time and determining time zones around the world. The concept of standardized time and the establishment of Greenwich as the prime meridian began in the late 19th century, making it the place where time as we know it today began. Stone Henge is a prehistoric monument and has no direct connection to the beginning of time.

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  • 3. 

    The person who invented Longitude, what was his occupation at the time?

    • A.

      Medical Personnel

    • B.

      Loafer

    • C.

      Clock worker

    • D.

      Designed Big Ben's arms (clock arms)

    Correct Answer
    C. Clock worker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Clock worker. The person who invented Longitude was John Harrison, an English clockmaker. He dedicated his life to solving the problem of determining longitude at sea, which was crucial for safe navigation. Harrison invented a highly accurate marine chronometer, a clock that could keep precise time at sea, allowing sailors to calculate their longitude accurately. His invention revolutionized navigation and greatly improved maritime safety.

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  • 4. 

    Did the King want longitude?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The question asks whether the King wanted longitude. The correct answer is "False" because there is no information provided in the question or context to suggest that the King wanted longitude.

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  • 5. 

    Greenwich is in...

    Correct Answer
    England
    Eggland
    England, UK
    England, EU
    England, European Union
    Explanation
    Greenwich is located in England. The other options, such as Eggland, England, UK, England, EU, and England, European Union, are incorrect as they do not accurately represent the location of Greenwich.

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  • 6. 

    How did they first want to figure out longitude?

  • 7. 

    When did they invent longitude?

    • A.

      270 AD

    • B.

      272 BC

    • C.

      269 AD

    • D.

      300 AD

    • E.

      273 AD

    • F.

      271 AD

    • G.

      2750 AD

    Correct Answer
    A. 270 AD
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 270 AD. This is the closest option to the year when longitude was invented. Longitude was first measured and calculated by the Greek astronomer Hipparchus around 190-120 BC, but the concept of longitude and its importance for navigation was not fully understood until the invention of accurate timekeeping devices, such as the marine chronometer, in the 18th century. Therefore, the most accurate answer is 270 AD, as it falls within the general timeframe when longitude was first explored and understood.

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