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Christopher Cockerell: Quiz


Question 1: [1] He then entered ________ as an undergraduate member of Peterhouse, and where he studied engineering and was tutored by William Dobson Womersley.
University of EdinburghUniversity of BristolUniversity of OxfordUniversity of Cambridge

Question 2: He worked on ________ systems during the Second World War.
Ultra high frequencyRadarX bandWeather radar

Question 3: By 1955, he had built a working model from balsa wood and had taken out his first ________.
Patent infringementPatent applicationSoftware patentPatent

Question 4: It made a successful crossing of the English Channel between Dover and ________ on 25 July 1959.

Question 5: Cockerell's greatest invention, the ________, grew out of work he began in 1953.
High-speed railHovercraftMaglev (transport)Ferry

Question 6: This ________ craft was designated the SR-N1 (Saunders-Roe - Nautical One) and was manufactured by Saunders-Roe under licence from the NRDC.
Planck constantKilogramPrototypeBreadboard

Question 7: Cockerell was born in ________, where his father, Sir Sydney Cockerell, was curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, having previously been the secretary of William Morris.

Question 8: Sir Christopher Sydney Cockerell ________ FRS (4 June 1910 – 1 June 1999) was an English engineer, inventor of the hovercraft.
Orders, decorations, and medals of the United KingdomOrder of St Michael and St GeorgeOrder of the British EmpireOrder of the Bath

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