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Catamaran: Quiz


Question 1: The design remained relatively unknown in the West for almost another 200 years, until an American, ________, began to build catamaran boats of his own design in 1877 (US Pat.
William FifeAmerica's CupNathanael HerreshoffColumbia (1899 yacht)

Question 2: They could achieve speeds comparable to the ________ that it replaced, and was much more tolerant of foul water and wave conditions.
Commuter railTramHydrofoilTrolleybus

Question 3: The term vaka, like the related terms aka and ama, come from the Malay and Micronesian language group terms for parts of the outrigger canoe, and vaka can be roughly translated as ________ or main hull.
CanoeWhitewater kayakingKayakWhitewater canoeing

Question 4: Vaka[3] – A ________ consists of a vaka, the main canoe-like hull; an ama, the outrigger; and akas, the poles connecting the ama to the vaka.
HokuleaProaDugout (boat)Outrigger canoe

Question 5: There are three terms that describe the components of modern ________.
ProaMultihullCatamaranPacific Catamaran

Question 6: The SWATH form was invented by Canadian Frederick G. Creed, who presented his idea in ________ and was later awarded a British patent for it in 1946.

Question 7: An increasing trend is the deployment of a catamaran as a high speed ________.
Zero-fare public transportCable ferryHovercraftFerry

Question 8: A monohull with a traditional displacement hull has a quickly building ________ barrier which set the theoretical hull speed based on square root of "length at waterline".
Fluid dynamicsDrag equationD'Alembert's paradoxDrag (physics)

Question 9: Virtually all of the new mega cats were built of pre-preg ________ for strength and the lowest possible weight.
AramidAsbestosCarbon fiberNylon

Question 10: Catamarans, and ________ in general, are normally faster than single-hull boats for four reasons:
MultihullProaPacific CatamaranTrimaran

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