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Question 1: Historic shipwrecks are attractive to maritime archaeologists because they preserve historical information; for example, studying the wreck of ________ revealed information about seafaring, warfare and life in the 1500s.
Royal NavyPortsmouthTudor dynastyMary Rose

Question 2: Built-in devices to delay flooding long enough for rescue ships to retrieve survivors and/or tow the ship to the nearest shipyard for repairs, such as watertight compartments and ________.
PumpTurbineBernoulli's principleGas compressor

Question 3: When the ship's movement is determined only by currents or the wind and particularly by ________, a common result is that the ship is unable to avoid natural hazards like rocks, shallow water or tidal races.

Question 4: ________ found in seawater cause the wood on ships to rot more quickly than in freshwater.
CorynebacteriumGram-positive bacteriaBacteriaGram-negative bacteria

Question 5: Also, many losses happened before modern navigation aids such as GPS, ________ and sonar were available.
Ultra high frequencyRadarX bandWeather radar

Question 6: Often the only wooden parts of ships that remain after a century are those that were buried in silt or ________ soon after the sinking.

Question 7: Under international ________, for shipwrecks of a certain age, the original owner may have lost all claim to the cargo.
Amalfian LawsCommon lawAdmiralty lawSharia

Question 8: This included many ________ motorbikes and empty wine casks as well as bags of disposable nappies (diapers).
Volkswagen GroupBMWArmstrong SiddeleyRolls-Royce Limited

Question 9: ________, condensers, hinges and port holes were often made from non-ferrous metals such as brass and phosphor bronze, which do not corrode easily.
Propeller (aircraft)PropellerSteamboatJet engine

Question 10: Failure or leaking of the hull is a serious problem that can lead to the loss of ________ or the free surface effect and the subsequent sinking of the vessel.
BuoyancyFluid staticsForceSurface tension

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