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Question 1: The new ships of the ________ and to a lesser extent the U.S. Navy supported those powers' colonial expansion.
Imperial Japanese NavyMeiji periodImperial Japanese ArmyShōwa period

Question 2: [2] The existing pre-dreadnoughts were decisively outclassed; new battleships were from then on known as ________ while the ships laid down previously were designated pre-dreadnoughts.
Pre-dreadnought battleshipDreadnoughtHMS Dreadnought (1906)Battlecruiser

Question 3: The Russians used both 12- and 10-inch (254 mm) as their main armament; the Petropavlovsk class, Retvizan, Tsesarevich, ________ had 12-inch (305 mm) main batteries while Peresviet class mounted 10-inch (254 mm) inch guns.
Borodino class battleshipRussian battleship SlavaGangut class battleshipBorodino class battlecruiser

Question 4: Following the November 1918 Armistice, the ________ converted fifteen older battleships, eight armoured cruisers and two larger protected cruisers for temporary service as transports.
United States armed forcesUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States Coast GuardUnited States Navy

Question 5: [24] The ironclads of the 1880s used ________, but by the end of the 1880s the more efficient triple expansion engine was in use.
Stationary steam engineCompound engineBeam engineCompound locomotive

Question 6: [29][30] The ________ of 1898 was also a mismatch: with the American pre-dreadnought fleet engaging Spanish cruisers.
Boxer RebellionSpanish–American WarPhilippine–American WarBanana Wars

Question 7: Not until the ________ of 1904-05 did pre-dreadnoughts engage on an equal footing.
Scramble for AfricaFirst Sino-Japanese WarBoxer RebellionRusso-Japanese War

Question 8: ________ was the almost exclusive fuel for the pre-dreadnought period, though navies made the first experiments with oil propulsion in the late 1890s.
CoalGrid energy storageWind powerHydroelectricity

Question 9: The engines drove either two or three ________.
Jet engineSteamboatPropeller (aircraft)Propeller

Question 10: Dreadnought used ________ for propulsion, giving her a top speed of 21 knots, against the 18 knots typical of the pre-dreadnought battleships.
Steam engineThermal power stationSteam turbinePower station


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