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Rail transport in Afghanistan: Quiz

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Question 1: As early as in 1885, the New York Times wrote about plans for connecting the Russian Transcaspian Railway, then under construction, with British India via Sarakhs, ________, and Kandahar.
KabulMervAfghanistanHerat

Question 2: ________ is the cross-roads of Asia and yet is almost completely without railways.
AfghanistanNon-Aligned MovementCentral Intelligence AgencyNATO

Question 3: When completed, the project would allow British officers to travel from London to India, mostly by rail, in 11 to 12 days (crossing the English Channel, the ________, and the Caspian Sea by boat).
Mediterranean SeaBaltic SeaAegean SeaBlack Sea

Question 4: [15] This line is currently being extended 202 kilometers east to ________.
KandaharKabulHeratAfghanistan

Question 5: There is less than 25 kilometres of ________ inside the country, all of which is built to 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+56 in) broad gauge.
Rail transportTrainTrain stationTransport

Question 6: Lines to join Kabul with Kandahar and ________ would follow later.
MervAfghanistanMashhadHerat

Question 7: There is less than 25 kilometres of ________ inside the country, all of which is built to 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+56 in) broad gauge.
Train stationTransportTrainRail transport

Question 8: The nearest railhead in Iran is a 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge line which terminates at ________.
MashhadQomTwelverQizilbash

Question 9: [16][17] On April 17 2007 Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta said that the executive operations of the Khaf, Iran-________ railway project had begun in 2006.
KandaharHeratKabulAfghanistan

Question 10: About 1928, proposals were put forward for a railway to link ________ with Kabul, eventually connecting to the (then) Indian system at Peshawar.
HeratJalalabadKandaharAfghanistan







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