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Time discipline: Quiz


Question 1: The relentless ticking of a clock or watch, and the slow but certain movement of its hands, functioned as a visible and audible ________.
Ars moriendiMemento moriDanse MacabreSkull (symbolism)

Question 2: The first reported person to actually wear a watch on the wrist was the French mathematician and philosopher, ________ (1623-1662).
Thomas AquinasDuns ScotusJansenismBlaise Pascal

Question 3: During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, private ownership of clocks and watches became more common, as their improved manufacture made them available for purchase by at least the ________ of the cities.
BourgeoisieRuling classSocial classWorking class

Question 4: Telegraphy, and later, ________ were used to broadcast time signals from the most accurate clocks available.
ShortwaveMedium waveL bandLongwave

Question 5: Our conceived abstract notions of time have presumably developed in accordance with our ________, our science, and our social infrastructure.

Question 6: Before these improvements, the ________, the difference between apparent and mean solar time, was not even noticed.
SundialEquation of timeLongitudeSolstice

Question 7: With the invention of the ________ (perhaps as early as the 11th Century) hours and units of time smaller than an hour could be measured much more reliably than with water clocks and candle clocks.
HourglassSecondTime zoneGeologic time scale

Question 8: Following the invention of the ________ in 1830, time had to be synchronized across vast distances in order to organize the train schedules.
LocomotiveSteam locomotiveElectric locomotiveRail transport

Question 9: Multifractals and ________Benoît Mandelbrot
Pink noiseJohnson–Nyquist noiseFlicker noiseWhite noise

Question 10: In ancient Sumer and ________, numbers were soon used to divide the day into 12 hours, as was the night.


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