Transportation Quiz

Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Dr. Bob, Feb 3, 2006.

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In 2005, miles of RAILROAD track in the United States were about the same as in:

  1. 1845

    36.4%
  2. 1865

    22.7%
  3. 1885

    18.2%
  4. 1905

    22.7%
  5. 1915

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Dr. Bob

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    It's Groundhog Day and I missed my shadow (which is LARGE to be missed) because I was running around town.

    Here are 5 questions dealing with transportation in the USA. Take a guess and we'll see what answers LOOK good (and which ones ARE good) [​IMG]

    ANSWERS ARE NOW POSTED at the bottom of the thread. See how you did! Or take the quiz (without looking at the answers) and then check for the right answers!

    [ February 06, 2006, 01:53 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob ]
     
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    Answers on Monday (Lord willing). Any questions or choice stand out to you?
     
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    # 1 My answer was a guess, for I don't know, actually. The Civil war may have skewed my guess, as to the track mileage amount actually destroyed.

    Actually for me they were all guesses, but I feel fairly good about two, and two more seem to make sense to me. I'll await with bated and baited breath.
    Ed
     
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    CORRECT ANSWER is highlighted

    1. In 2005, miles of RAILROAD track in the United States were about the same as in:

    1845 19% (3) - 7,000 miles
    1865 19% (3) - 42,000 miles
    1885 25% (4) - 138,000 miles (145,000 today)
    1905 19% (3) - 230,000 miles
    1915 19% (3) -255,000 miles

    2. By flag of registry, what nation has the largest MERCHANT FLEET?

    5th Greece 38% (6)
    3rd Liberia 31% (5)
    1st Panama 12% (2)
    4th Malta 0% (0)
    2nd China 19% (3)

    3. What was the top-selling PASSENGER CAR in the US in 2004?

    5th Chevrolet Impalla 0% (0)
    3rd Toyota Corolla 12% (2)
    1st Toyota Camry 50% (8)
    2nd Honda Accord 25% (4)
    4th Honda Civic 12% (2)

    4. What is the favorite COLOR of new cars sold in the US?

    3rd Red 6% (1)
    2nd White 19% (3)
    1st Silver 38% (6)
    4th Black 19% (3)
    5th Blue 19% (3)

    5. At $187,723,000,000 annually, what does the US import the most?

    14th Natural Gas 0% (0)
    3rd Crude Oil 50% (8)
    1st Vehicles 12% (2)
    4th Agricultural Commodities 25% (4)
    2nd Electrical/Office Machinery 12% (2)

    [note: in value, vehicles edged out machinery by less than 1%! Both were 30% higher than oil]
     

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