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Question 1: French forces captured Calcutta in 1805 off the ________.
ScotlandCornwallWalesIsles of Scilly

Question 2: Main ports visited in India were Mumbai (then Bombay), ________ (then Madras) and Kolkata (then Calcutta).
Madras PresidencyChennai EgmoreChennai Suburban RailwayChennai

Question 3: Two of the largest were the Earl of Mansfield and Lascelles being built at ________ in 1795.
GreenwichElthamBrockleyDeptford

Question 4: East Indiamen were designed to carry both passengers and goods and to defend themselves against ________, and so constituted a special class of ship.
Kurtoğlu Muslihiddin ReisHayreddin BarbarossaBarbary corsairsPiracy

Question 5: In 1803 she was employed as a transport to establish a settlement at Port Phillip in ________, later shifted to the site of current-day Hobart, Tasmania by an accompanying ship, the Ocean.
BarbadosUnited KingdomCanadaAustralia

Question 6: The shipwreck of one of the largest East Indiamen, the Earl of Abergavenny, is located at Weymouth Bay, in ________.
United KingdomScotlandEnglandWales

Question 7: In 1815, she was wrecked near Cape Agulhas with the loss of 372 lives after a navigation error that was caused by inaccurate ________ and the lack of a marine chronometer with which to calculate her longitude.
Air navigationWind triangleCelestial navigationDead reckoning

Question 8: East Indiamen were the largest merchant ships regularly built during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, generally measuring between 1100 and 1400 ________.
Builder's Old MeasurementDisplacement (ship)Gross Register TonnageTonnage

Question 9: In the period of the ________ they were often painted to resemble warships; an attacker could not be sure if gunports were real or merely paint, and some carried sizeable armaments.
Napoleonic WarsFirst French EmpireGrande ArméeNapoleon I

Question 10: The word is also used as a translation of the Dutch Oostindiëvaarder of the ________.
Dutch EmpireFrench East India CompanyDutch East India CompanyDutch West India Company







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