Transportation Quiz

Planes, trains, and automobiles -- what do you know about the history of transportation?

Quiz

Planes, trains, and automobiles -- what do you know about the history of transportation?

1. The first wheels were made of:

  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Stone

2. The covers on covered wagons were made of:

  • Deerskin
  • Canvas
  • Wool

3. The first balloon trip transported:

  • Two French brothers
  • An American circus family
  • A duck, a sheep, and a rooster

4. The first bicycles were powered by:

  • Using foot pedals
  • Using a steel bar like an oar
  • Pushing the feet against the ground

5. The old nickname "iron horse" referred to the:

  • Train
  • Automobile
  • Steamship

6. In a canal, locks are areas where:

  • Tolls are paid
  • Only small boats may pass
  • A boat is lowered or raised from one water level to another

7. The first elevator was made in:

  • 1889
  • 1853
  • 230 B.C.

8. The first subway system was built in:

  • New York
  • London
  • Paris

9. In 1927, when Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic, the journey took him:

  • 7 ½ hours
  • 22 ½ hours
  • 33 ½ hours

10. Sputnik, the first satellite to go into orbit, was closest in size to:

  • A basketball
  • A baseball
  • A medicine ball

Your Results:

1. The first wheels were made of:
Stone

2. The covers on covered wagons were made of:
Canvas

3. The first balloon trip transported:
A duck, a sheep, and a rooster

4. The first bicycles were powered by:
Pushing the feet against the ground

5. The old nickname "iron horse" referred to the:
Train

6. In a canal, locks are areas where:
A boat is lowered or raised from one water level to another

7. The first elevator was made in:
230 B.C.

8. The first subway system was built in:
London

9. In 1927, when Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic, the journey took him:
33 ½ hours

10. Sputnik, the first satellite to go into orbit, was closest in size to:
A basketball

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