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Question 1: GMT was adopted on the Isle of Man in 1883, Jersey in 1898 and ________ in 1913.
MaltaGuernseyCrimeaUnited Kingdom

Question 2: Actually, because the UTC time zone in Europe is 'shifted' to the west, Lowestoft in Suffolk, East Anglia, ________ at only 1°45'E is the easternmost settlement in Europe in which UTC is applied.
ScotlandEnglandUnited KingdomWales

Question 3: Lisbon, Porto, ________, Aveiro, and Coimbra.
Póvoa de VarzimLeiriaÉvoraBraga

Question 4: This event may be up to 16 minutes away from noon GMT (this discrepancy is known as the ________).
SolsticeSundialSolar timeEquation of time

Question 5: Westernmost tip of ________, incl.
ScotlandIrish peopleNorthern IrelandUnited Kingdom

Question 6: ________ — United States' time signal service
Low frequencyJJYWWVBWWV (radio station)

Question 7: ________ are nowadays added to or subtracted from UTC to keep it within 0.9 seconds of UT1.
Coordinated Universal TimeSidereal timeLeap secondRadio clock

Question 8: On 1 January 1972, GMT was replaced as the international time reference by ________, maintained by an ensemble of atomic clocks around the world.
Time zoneTime standardRadio clockCoordinated Universal Time

Question 9: ________ — Germany's time signal service
Radio clockDCF77RWMJJY

Question 10: Those countries marked in dark blue on the map above use ________ and advance their clock one hour in summer.
Western European TimeGreenwich Mean TimeCentral European TimeWestern European Summer Time







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