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Question 1: ________ and Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin in later decades understood that the problem was an imbalance between capacitive and inductive reactance, to be solved by iron tape or by load coils.
ElectricityMaxwell's equationsMagnetismOliver Heaviside

Question 2: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Intellectual propertyCopyrightPublic domainCopyright infringement

Question 3: The original cables were not fitted with ________, which would have amplified the signal along the way.
ElectromagnetRelaySwitchElectric motor

Question 4: After William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone introduced their working telegraph in 1839, the idea of a submarine line across the ________ began to be thought of as a possible triumph of the future.
Arctic OceanPacific OceanAtlantic OceanIndian Ocean

Question 5: Eventually, no fewer than 11 cables radiated from ________ Cable Station near Land's End and formed with their Commonwealth links a "live" girdle around the world.
PorthcurnoSt LevanPenzanceSt Buryan

Question 6: ________‚ÄĒCaptain of the Great Eastern
Submarine communications cableTelegraphyRobert HalpinTransatlantic telegraph cable

Question 7: At about the same time, a similar plan occurred to Frederick Newton Gisborne, a telegraph engineer in ________.
Nova ScotiaNewfoundland and LabradorCanadaBritish Columbia

Question 8: The transatlantic telegraph cable was the first cable used for telegraph communications laid across the floor of the ________.
Atlantic OceanArctic OceanPacific OceanIndian Ocean

Question 9: The cable was started at the white strand near Ballycarbery Castle ________, the southwest coast of Ireland, on August 5, 1857.
MunsterCork (city)County KerryCounty Cork

Question 10: Field solicited aid from the United States Congress; the vote was very close with a number of ________ senators opposing any grant.
Anti-British sentimentAnglophobiaIslamophobiaFrancophobia


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