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Question 1: They quickly fell into disfavour, as it often took all day for enough freight to be assembled to justify operating a ________ hauled by one of these locomotives.
Well carFreight rail transportRailroad carContainerization

Question 2: For about a week starting on September 11, 2007, an expert team from ________ was on a visit to the railway to review and inspect the railway for possible selection as a World Heritage Site.
UNESCOSpecial Court for Sierra LeoneUNICEFUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Question 3: The Kalka-Shimla Railway was built to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the ________, with the Indian rail system.
Bengal PresidencyNorth BorneoBritish EmpireBritish Raj

Question 4: The others are viaducts with multi-arched galleries like the ancient Roman ________.
IstanbulMaltaUnited StatesAqueduct

Question 5: The Kalka-Shimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway in North-West ________ travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla.
Lok SabhaResearch and Analysis WingIndiaIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 6: Shimla (then spelt Simla) was settled by the British shortly after the first Anglo-Gurkha war, and is located at 7116 feet in the foothills of the ________.
Deccan PlateauHindu KushHimalayasWestern Ghats

Question 7: [3] The Mountain Railways of India (including ________ and Nilgiri Mountain Railway) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai have already been declared as world heritage properties.
Darjeeling Himalayan RailwayDarjeeling RopewayTiger Hill, DarjeelingJalapahar

Question 8: In mid-August 2007, the government of ________ declared the railway a heritage property in preparation for its review in September.
Himachal PradeshShimla districtShimlaWest Bengal

Question 9: Now, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and Kalka is a town in the ________ district of Haryana.
PanchkulaSirsa districtSultanpur National ParkGurgaon district


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