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Steam turbine: Quiz


Question 1: These are commonly found at refineries, district heating units, pulp and paper plants, and ________ facilities where large amounts of low pressure process steam are available.
Multi-stage flash distillationMultiple-effect distillationDesalinationElectrodialysis reversal

Question 2: A steam turbine is a mechanical device that extracts ________ from pressurized steam, and converts it into rotary motion.
Thermodynamic potentialInternal energyGibbs free energyEntropy

Question 3: The first device that may be classified as a reaction steam turbine was little more than a toy, the classic Aeolipile, described in the 1st century by ________ in Roman Egypt.
ArchimedesDiophantusPtolemyHero of Alexandria

Question 4: A steam turbine locomotive engine is a ________ driven by a steam turbine.
4-6-44-8-44-6-2Steam locomotive

Question 5: For the German National Railroad company ________ built in 1924 the steam turbine locomotive T18 001, which was operational in 1929.
Adolf HitlerNuremberg TrialsGermanyKrupp

Question 6: Steam turbines were also described by the Italian Giovanni Branca (1629) and ________ in England (1648).
Ralph BathurstRobert HookeJohn WilkinsOliver Cromwell

Question 7: It has almost completely replaced the reciprocating piston steam engine primarily because of its greater thermal efficiency and higher ________.
Power-to-weight ratioDiesel engineFuel cellAutomobile

Question 8: [2][3][4] More than a thousand years later, in 1551, Taqi al-Din in ________ described a steam turbine with the practical application of rotating a spit.
Ottoman GreeceOttoman EmpireHistory of Ottoman AlbaniaHistory of Ottoman Egypt

Question 9: It has been estimated that the reactor fuel for the ________'s Vanguard class submarine is sufficient to last 40 circumnavigations of the globe – potentially sufficient for the vessel's entire service life.
HMS Ocean (L12)HMS Illustrious (R06)Royal NavyHMS Ark Royal (R07)

Question 10: The modern steam turbine was invented in 1884 by the Englishman Sir Charles Parsons, whose first model was connected to a ________ that generated 7.5 kW of electricity.
Electrical generatorElectric motorGramme machineDynamo


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