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Standard gauge: Quiz


Question 1: He favoured 4 ft 8 in (1,422 mm) for wagonways in Northumberland and ________ and used it on his Killingworth line.
ChesterDurhamNewcastle upon TynePeterborough

Question 2: The standard gauge (also named the Stephenson gauge after ________, or Normal gauge) is a widely-used rail gauge.
George StephensonStockton and Darlington RailwayRobert StephensonEngland

Question 3: He resisted as much as possible so as to avoid any wasteful ________, but did eventually introduce so-called pioneer lines for more remote and lightly trafficked areas to reduce costs.
Break-of-gaugeNarrow gauge railwayRail gaugeDual gauge

Question 4: ________
Law enforcement in present-day nations and statesTransport in present-day nations and statesTourism in present-day nations and statesEnergy in present-day nations and states

Question 5: As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the ________ (the distance, or width, between the inner sides of the rails) that should be used.
Narrow gauge railwayRail gaugeDual gaugeBreak-of-gauge

Question 6: The English railway pioneer George Stephenson spent much of his early engineering career working for the coal mines of ________.
NorthumberlandWiltshireRutlandCounty Durham

Question 7: The eventual result was the adoption throughout a large part of the world of a "standard gauge" of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) allowing inter-connectivity and the inter-operability of ________.
Train stationRail transportPassenger car (rail)Train

Question 8: Parts of the ________ rail system, mainly in the northeast, adopted the same gauge because some early trains were purchased from Britain.
AlaskaCanadaUnited StatesPhilippines

Question 9: However, until well into the second half of the ________ Britain and the USA had several different track gauges.
Romanticism19th century18th centuryEugène Delacroix


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