Wheel: Quiz


Question 1: More generally the term is also used for other circular objects that rotate or turn, such as a ship's wheel, steering wheel and ________.
TorqueFlywheelEngineSteam engine

Question 2: The winged wheel is a symbol of progress, seen in many contexts including the coat of arms of Panama and the logo of the ________.
Ohio State Highway PatrolFlorida Highway PatrolCalifornia Highway PatrolGeorgia State Patrol

Question 3: The invention of the wheel has also been important for technology in general, important applications including the water wheel, the cogwheel (see also ________), the spinning wheel, and the astrolabe or torquetum.
Antikythera mechanismGreek astronomyAnaximanderAlmagest

Question 4: The low resistance to motion (compared to dragging) is explained as follows (refer to ________):
Lift (force)ForceDrag (physics)Friction

Question 5: The wheel has also become a strong cultural and spiritual metaphor for a cycle or regular repetition (see chakra, reincarnation, ________ among others).
TaijiYin and yangGuan YuQi

Question 6: The spoked wheel had been in continued use without major modification until the 1870s, when wire wheels and pneumatic ________ were invented.
Parking brakeAirbagAutomobileTire

Question 7: The invention of the wheel thus falls in the late Neolithic, and may be seen in conjunction with the other technological advances that gave rise to the early ________.
Bronze Age BritainDeverel-Rimbury cultureAncient Near EastBronze Age

Question 8: The introduction of spoked (________) wheels in the Middle Bronze Age appear to have carried somewhat of a prestige.
2nd millennium BCRathaAncient historyChariot

Question 9: A wheel is a circular device that is capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation while supporting a load (________), or performing labour in machines.
MassClassical mechanicsForceGeneral relativity

Question 10: Common examples are found in ________ applications.
EngineeringNaval architectureTransportCivil engineering

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