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Swords to ploughshares: Quiz

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Question 1: in land, sea and air navigation, ________ and land surveying.
GeographyCartographyMapGeographic information system

Question 2: The plowshare is often used to symbolize creative tools that benefit mankind, as opposed to destructive tools of war, symbolized by the ________, a similar sharp metal tool with an arguably opposite use.
FencingHistorical European martial artsMartial artsSword

Question 3: Swords to ploughshares is a concept in which military ________ or technologies are converted for peaceful civilian applications.
Military historyIndustrial warfareArtilleryWeapon

Question 4: President ________, when speaking about the military-industrial complex stated:
Gerald FordRichard NixonDwight D. EisenhowerRonald Reagan

Question 5: The ________ (GPS) was developed under the United States Department of Defense for military navigational purposes.
Inertial navigation systemGlobal Positioning SystemCompassF-15 Eagle

Question 6: ________ was developed in an attempt to produce synthetic gunsights for airplanes during World War II, but was too sticky to be useful.
Ethyl cyanoacrylateButyl cyanoacrylateCyanoacrylateMethyl cyanoacrylate

Question 7: The first computers, Colossus and ________ were developed for codebreaking or the calculation of ballistic trajectories; many of their predecessors were designed to assist in military codebreaking
Harvard Mark IAtanasoff–Berry ComputerElectronic Delay Storage Automatic CalculatorENIAC

Question 8: One of the greatest efforts in this vein has been various ________ goals.
Peace movementPacifismAnti-warOpposition to the Iraq War

Question 9: The ________ was based on technology, in particular rockets, designed for nuclear warfare
Human spaceflightSpace RaceSpace explorationNASA

Question 10: ________ were designed for the rapid transport of troops, but were used by civilians for millennia afterwards
Roman EmpireVia EgnatiaRoman roadsAncient Rome







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