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Sleeping car: Quiz


Question 1: The man who ultimately made the sleeping car business profitable in the United States was ________, who began by building a luxurious sleeping car (named Pioneer) in 1865.
George PullmanPullman CompanyPullman, ChicagoChicago

Question 2: A very modern company, is CityNightLine officed in Switzerland and is a daughter company of the ________.

Question 3: Their union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, became an important source of strength for the burgeoning civil rights movement in the early 20th century, notably under the leadership of ________.
A. Philip RandolphAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Martin Luther King, Jr.Malcolm X

Question 4: The ________ pioneered sleeping car service in the spring of 1839, with a car named "Chambersburg," between Chambersburg and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Norfolk and Western RailwayBaltimore and Ohio RailroadCumberland Valley RailroadNorfolk Southern Railway

Question 5: In the United Kingdom, a network of trains with sleeping cars operates daily between London and Scotland (________), and between London and the West Country as far as Cornwall (Night Riviera).
West Coast Main LineFirst ScotRailCaledonian SleeperEast Coast (train operating company)

Question 6: These were almost always ________ and, by convention, were often addressed as "George" by passengers.
Great Migration (African American)African AmericanAfrican American cultureAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 7: Many routes are still popular despite curtailment after the arrival of a ________ system.
TGVInter-city railHigh-speed railMaglev (transport)

Question 8: Although this was servant's work, it was relatively well-paid and prestigious, and so "Pullman porters" were in a position to become leaders in the black communities where they lived, contributing to the nucleus of the nascent black ________.
Social classUpper classWorking classMiddle class

Question 9: The price from ________ to Shanghai will be 730 (lower berth) or 655 (upper berth) yuan.

Question 10: They service the Netherlands, ________, Germany, and recently, Denmark.
AustriaCzech RepublicPolandHungary


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