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Question 1: It usually has a circular scale of 12 ________, which can also serve as a scale of 60 minutes, and 60 seconds if the clock has a second hand.

Question 2: In 1670, the English clockmaker William Clement created the ________,[citation needed] an improvement over Huygens' crown escapement[citation needed].
Anchor escapementPendulum clockVerge escapementPendulum

Question 3: ________, including almost all mechanical and some electronic clocks, have a traditional dial or clock face, that displays the time in analog form with moving hour and minute hand.
HorologyMarine chronometerClockWater clock

Question 4: [30][31][32] They consist of an object that repeats the same motion over and over again, an ________, with a precisely constant time interval between each repetition, or 'beat'.
Harmonic oscillatorVibrationElectronic oscillatorOscillation

Question 5: Quartz timepieces sometimes include a rate screw that adjusts a ________ for that purpose.
CapacitorInductorCapacitanceElectronic component

Question 6: In 1283, a large clock was installed at Dunstable Priory; its location above the ________ suggests that it was not a water clock[citation needed].
Catholic ChurchIconostasisRood screenAnglicanism

Question 7: The next development in accuracy occurred after 1656 with the invention of the ________.
Anchor escapementPendulum clockJohn HarrisonEscapement

Question 8: These advances were passed on through ________ and Islamic times, eventually making their way to Europe.
ByzantiumRoman EmpireGreeksIstanbul

Question 9: Another type of analog clock is the ________, which tracks the sun continuously, registering the time by the shadow position of its gnomon.
SundialSolar timeLongitudeTime zone

Question 10: In mechanical clocks, this is either a pendulum or a ________.
Balance springEscapementBalance wheelWatch

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