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Question 1: Mumbai________: A maglev line project was presented to India's railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav by an American company.
New DelhiKashmiri Gate (Delhi)DelhiChandni Chowk

Question 2: Some systems (notably the swissmetro system) propose the use of vactrains — evacuated (airless) tubes used in tandem with maglev technology to minimize ________.
Drag (physics)D'Alembert's paradoxDrag equationFluid dynamics

Question 3: [1] Early United States patents for a ________ propelled train were awarded to the inventor, Alfred Zehden (German).
Linear motorElectric motorDirect torque controlElectrical generator

Question 4: There is a current proposal for a Maglev route between ________ and Wollongong.
Stadium AustraliaMelbourneSydneyBrisbane

Question 5: These trains use ________ which allow for a larger gap, and repulsive-type electrodynamic suspension (EDS).
Type-II superconductorSuperconductivityElectromagnetSuperconducting magnet

Question 6: In ________, the M-Bahn was built in the late 1980s.
West BerlinEast BerlinEssenBerlin Wall

Question 7: The propulsion coils that exert a force on the train are effectively a ________: an alternating current flowing through the coils generates a continuously varying magnetic field that moves forward along the track.
Electrical generatorElectric motorDirect torque controlLinear motor

Question 8: Maglev, or magnetic levitation, is a system of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles, predominantly trains, using ________ from a very large number of magnets for lift and propulsion.
Magnetic fieldMaglev (transport)DiamagnetismMagnetic levitation

Question 9: The world's first commercial automated "Urban Maglev" system commenced operation in March 2005 in ________, Japan.
Ichinomiya, AichiToyota, AichiNagoyaAichi Prefecture

Question 10: Laithwaite himself joined development of one such project, the ________, although funding for this project was cancelled in 1973.
United KingdomMaglev (transport)Tracked HovercraftHigh-speed rail







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