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Wagonway: Quiz


Question 1: The route started at Lake Lock, Stanley, on the Aire & Calder Navigation, near ________, and ran to Outwood, a distance of approximately 3 miles (4.8 km).

Question 2: Railroads powered by stationary engines and cables (San Francisco cable cars) and horse-drawn trams (________, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway) are still in use today.
United KingdomJerseyIsle of ManRepublic of Ireland

Question 3: In South ________ again, where in 1811 the railways were connected with canals, collieries, iron and copper works, and had a total length of nearly 150 miles (241 km), the plateway was almost universal.
United KingdomWalesEnglandScotland

Question 4: British troops in Lewiston, New York used a cable wagonway to move supplies to bases before the ________.
New York and New Jersey campaignSaratoga campaignUnited StatesAmerican Revolutionary War

Question 5: Another form of rail, the edge rail, was first used by William Jessop on a line which was opened as part of the Charnwood Forest Canal between Loughborough and Nanpantan in ________ in 1789.

Question 6: Shortly after the completion of the ________ in 1825, coal transport prices began falling rapidly.
Liverpool and Manchester RailwayGeorge StephensonStockton and Darlington RailwayNewcastle upon Tyne

Question 7: Wagonways have been proven to exist in Broseley and in ________ from 1605, but it has recently been suggested that one in Broseley was somewhat older.
ShropshireTelford and WrekinHerefordshireShropshire Council

Question 8: In 1812, the Middleton Railway (edgeway, rack rail) successfully used twin cylinder steam locomotives made by Matthew Murray of Holbeck, ________.
SheffieldYorkLeedsKingston upon Hull

Question 9: [1] The wooden tubs, known as "hunds" ("dog" in German) ran on two wide boards or rails and were used to move ________ within the mines.
Sedimentary exhalative depositsHeavy mineral sands ore depositsOre genesisOre

Question 10: Until the beginning of the ________, the rails were made of wood, were a few inches wide and were fastened down, end to end, on logs of wood or "sleepers", placed crosswise at intervals of two or three feet.
Thomas HighsWilliam RadcliffeIndustrial RevolutionTextile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution


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