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Question 1: Finding a method of determining exact longitude took centuries, resulting in the ________ recording the effort of some of the greatest scientific minds.
History of timekeeping devicesJohn HarrisonHistory of longitudeMarine chronometer

Question 2:
What role did Jonathan Coy play in the movie Longitude?
Army Doctor
Adm. Sir Cloudsley Shovell
Capt. Ainsley
Rupert Gould

Question 3: For many of the satellites, it is assumed that the rotation rate is equal to the mean ________.
Standard gravitational parameterApsisOrbital periodInclination

Question 4:
What role did Michael Gambon play in the movie Longitude?
Minister for the Navy
John Harrison
Adm. Sir Cloudsley Shovell
Capt. Ainsley

Question 5:
Who played Capt. Ainsley the movie Longitude?
Christopher Hodsol
Peter Cartwright
Jonathan Coy
Christopher Hodsol

Question 6:
Who played John Harrison the movie Longitude?
Peter Cartwright
Michael Gambon
Jonathan Coy
Christopher Hodsol

Question 7:
Who played Minister for the Navy the movie Longitude?
John Nettleton
Jonathan Coy
Christopher Hodsol
Jeremy Irons

Question 8: Latitude was calculated by observing with quadrant or ________ the inclination of the sun or of charted stars, but longitude presented no such manifest means of study.
AstrolabeAbu Rayhan BiruniMuhammad ibn Mūsā al-KhwārizmīAlhazen

Question 9: Finally, the combination of the availability of marine chronometers and ________ time signals put an end to the use of lunars in the 20th century.
Nikola TeslaTelegraphyRadioWireless telegraphy

Question 10:
What role did Peter Cartwright play in the movie Longitude?
Adm. Sir Cloudsley Shovell
Capt. Ainsley
Army Doctor
Rupert Gould
















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