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Question 1: The rack and pinion arrangement is commonly found in the ________ mechanism of cars or other wheeled, steered vehicles.
Direct-Shift GearboxSuspension (vehicle)SteeringDual clutch transmission

Question 2: This arrangement provides a lesser mechanical advantage than other mechanisms such as recirculating ball, but much less backlash and greater ________, or steering "feel".
Positive feedbackControl theoryFeedbackCybernetics

Question 3: ________ motion applied to the pinion will cause the rack to move to the side, up to the limit of its travel.
EarthRotation around a fixed axisRotationRigid body

Question 4: A rack and pinion is a pair of ________ which convert rotational motion into linear motion.
HobbingWorm driveGearTransmission (mechanics)

Question 5: For example, in a rack railway, the rotation of a pinion mounted on a ________ or a railcar engages a rack between the rails and pulls a train along a steep slope.
Steam locomotiveElectric locomotiveRail transportLocomotive

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