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Question 1: In modern times, most navies worldwide no longer possess any minelaying vessels; the ________, for example, uses aircraft to lay sea mines instead.
United States Marine CorpsUnited States armed forcesUnited States Coast GuardUnited States Navy

Question 2: Beginning in ________, aircraft were used to deliver mines.
Second Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War II

Question 3: The Russian minelayer Amur was also efficient; it sank the Japanese battleships Hatsuse and Yashima in 1904 during the ________.
Boxer RebellionScramble for AfricaRusso-Japanese WarFirst Sino-Japanese War

Question 4: ________, Britain, and the U.S. made significant use of aerial minelaying.
GreeceGermanyNetherlandsPoland

Question 5: Mining was also used in the ________ and in Vietnam.
Korean WarSino-Soviet border conflictHarry S. TrumanCold War

Question 6: A few navies still have minelayers in commission; these include South Korea, ________, Sweden.
PolandGermanyUnited StatesNorway

Question 7: A naval minelayer can vary considerably in size, from coastal boats of several hundred tonnes in displacement to ________-like ships of several thousand tonnes in displacement.
Tribal class destroyer (1936)V and W class destroyerFletcher class destroyerDestroyer

Question 8: In World War II, the British employed the ________ both as minelayers and as transports to isolated garrisons, such as Malta and Tobruk.
V and W class destroyerTribal class destroyer (1936)Abdiel class minelayerA class destroyer

Question 9: The term also sometimes refers to an army's special-purpose ________ vehicles used to lay land mines.
Madras Engineer GroupSapperBengal Engineer GroupPrivate (rank)

Question 10: They would be dropped, attached to a ________.
ParachuteUnited StatesAircraftParachuting







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