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Question 1: [7] As the hold is filled, machines such as excavators and ________ are often used to keep the cargo in check.
BulldozerArmored bulldozerHeavy equipment (construction)Caterpillar Inc.

Question 2: [1] More bulkers are registered in ________, with 1,703 ships, than any four other flag states combined.
Dominican RepublicPanamaNicaraguaCosta Rica

Question 3: As a result of the ________, the 1979 energy crisis, and the resulting rise in oil prices, experimental designs using coal to fuel ships were tested in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
1973 oil crisisUnited StatesIranPetroleum

Question 4: [38] ________'s Atlantska Plovidba d.d. has a fleet of 14 bulkers.

Question 5: [3] Great Lakes bulkers also must be designed to withstand springing, or developing ________ with the waves, which can cause fatigue fractures.
ResonatorQ factorMechanical resonanceResonance

Question 6: The engine room on a bulker is usually near the stern, under the house and above the ________.
Fuel tankGlobal Positioning SystemAircraft fabric coveringFADEC

Question 7: In the first method, ________ loaded the cargo into sacks, stacked the sacks onto pallets, and put the pallets into the cargo hold with a crane.
StevedoreInternational Maritime OrganizationAffreightmentAdmiralty law

Question 8: They are often built to be able to pass under ________ and have small crews of three to eight people.
Truss bridgeCable-stayed bridgeBridgeArch bridge

Question 9: [45] ________, with shipyards such as China Shipbuilding Corporation,[3] ranked fourth, accounting for 129 ships.
TaiwanPhilippinesTaiwanese peopleTaiwanese aborigines

Question 10: Over half of all bulkers have Greek, Japanese, or Chinese owners and more than a quarter are registered in ________.
NicaraguaCosta RicaDominican RepublicPanama


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