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Question 1: These were originally wooden and based on existing designs, but reinforced, particularly around the ________ with double planking to the hull and strengthening cross members inside the ship.
WaterlineStability conditions (watercraft)Hull (watercraft)Classification society

Question 2: Ballast water in these tanks is allowed to move side to side, or slosh, as a ________.
Fluid mechanicsFluid dynamicsFree surfaceAiry wave theory

Question 3: Icebreakers are expensive to build and very expensive to run, whether the icebreaker is powered by gas turbines, ________ powerplant or nuclear energy.
Hybrid vehicleDiesel-electric transmissionTransmission (mechanics)Hybrid electric vehicle

Question 4: Although the term usually refers to icebreaking ships, it may also refer to smaller vessels (e.g., icebreaking boats that were used on the ________ in the days of commercial carrying).
Trent and Mersey CanalKennet and Avon CanalHistory of the British canal systemCanals of the United Kingdom

Question 5: She was a wooden ________ intended to break ice in the harbor.
SteamboatLondonUnited KingdomPaddle steamer

Question 6: The keel was originally laid in 1989 by Baltic Works of ________ (now St Petersburg), and the ship was launched in 1993 as the NS Ural.
RussiaMoscowSaint PetersburgLeningrad Oblast

Question 7: An icebreaker is a special-purpose ship or ________ designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters.
Traditional fishing boatsBoatCanoeHull (watercraft)

Question 8: Most were coastal icebreakers, but ________, and later, the Soviet Union, also built several oceangoing icebreakers of around 10,000 ton displacement.
RussiaUnited StatesMoscowRussian culture







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