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SOSUS: Quiz

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Question 1: In 1968 the first detections of Victor and Charlie class Soviet submarines were made, while in 1974 the first ________ was observed.
Delta class submarineSoviet submarine K-279Russian submarine K-407 NovomoskovskTyphoon class submarine

Question 2: In the east, they were deployed at Tom Nevers Naval Facility Nantucket; ________; Cape Hatteras; and Naval Facility Punta Borinquen, Puerto Rico.
Milford, DelawareRehoboth Beach, DelawareLewes, DelawareSeaford, Delaware

Question 3: The combination of location within the ocean and the sensitivity of arrays allowed the system to detect acoustic power of less than a ________ at ranges of several hundred kilometers.
BecquerelWattJouleVolt

Question 4: With the ending of the ________ in the 1990s, the immediate need for SOSUS decreased, and the focus of the US Navy also turned toward a system that was deployable on a theater basis.
Joseph StalinCold WarVietnam WarCentral Intelligence Agency

Question 5: Later that year the SOSUS test system in the Bahamas tracked a Soviet Foxtrot class submarine during the ________.
Cuban Missile CrisisCuban ProjectFidel CastroJohn F. Kennedy

Question 6: In November, they selected Western Electric to build a demonstration system, and the first six element hydrophone array was installed on the island of Eleuthera in the ________.
BelizeBarbadosThe BahamasAntigua and Barbuda

Question 7: The number of arrays was increased to nine later in the year, and ________ and USN ships, including USS Neptune and USS Peregrine, started laying the cabling under the cover of Project Caesar.
HMS Ark Royal (R07)Royal NavyHMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ocean (L12)

Question 8: The Third Battle: Innovation in the US Navy's Silent ________ (MIT: March, 2000)
Joseph StalinVietnam WarCentral Intelligence AgencyCold War

Question 9: This allowed estimating submarine positions by ________.
TriangulationThalesGeometryAbu Rayhan Biruni

Question 10: It was originally operated by the ________ for tracking Soviet submarines, which had to pass through the gap to attack targets further west.
United States Marine CorpsUnited States Coast GuardUnited States armed forcesUnited States Navy







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