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Question 1: An attempt was made in the early to mid-1950s to develop a large jet-powered flying boat (the Martin ________) for the U.S.
PBM MarinerP5M MarlinP6M SeaMasterP4M Mercator

Question 2: In a flying boat, the main source of ________ is the fuselage, which acts like a ship's hull in the water.
ForceFluid staticsBuoyancySurface tension

Question 3: In the Western Hemisphere, there are numerous seaplane operators in the ________ that offer service within or between island groups.
Atlantic OceanPacific OceanArctic OceanCaribbean Sea

Question 4: Most ________ carried one or two (some cases as many as four) catapult-launched seaplanes to spot targets over the horizon for the big guns, or to fight off enemy reconnaissance planes.
BattleshipDreadnoughtIronclad warshipPre-dreadnought battleship

Question 5: The word "seaplane" is used to describe two types of air/water vehicles: the floatplane and the ________.
Curtiss Model HShort BrothersFlying boatShort Sunderland

Question 6: Rescue organizations, such as ________, are among the largest modern operators of seaplanes due to their efficiency and their ability to both spot and rescue survivors.
Coast guardUnited States Coast GuardCanadian Coast GuardMalaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

Question 7: Seaplanes and amphibians are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and ________, which are generally far larger and can carry far more.
Curtiss Model HFlying boatShort SunderlandShort Brothers

Question 8: During ________, most navies used seaplanes for reconnaissance, search and rescue, and anti-submarine warfare.
Second Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War II

Question 9: A seaplane is a ________ capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water.
Powered hang gliderGlider (sailplane)Fixed-wing aircraftAviation history

Question 10: A handful of N-9s were used in the ________ project to develop an "aerial torpedo" or flying bomb, an early RPV.
B-24 LiberatorHewitt-Sperry Automatic AirplaneNaval Consulting BoardDestroyer


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