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Windmill: Quiz


Question 1: Windmills feature uniquely in the history of New France, particularly in ________, where they were used as strong points in fortifications.
CanadaUnited KingdomUnited StatesBarbados

Question 2: In the ________, the development of the water-pumping windmill was the major factor in allowing the farming and ranching of vast areas of North America, which were otherwise devoid of readily accessible water.
CanadaUnited StatesAlaskaPhilippines

Question 3: American Wind Power Center in ________
Laredo, TexasCorpus Christi, TexasLubbock, TexasAmarillo, Texas

Question 4: [3][4] Another early example of a wind-driven wheel was the prayer wheel, which was used in ancient Tibet and ________ since the 4th century.
Time in ChinaReligion in ChinaChinaProvince (China)

Question 5: A tower-top gearbox and ________ converted the rotary motion into reciprocating strokes carried downward through a rod to the pump cylinder below.
Two-stroke engineCrankshaftConnecting rodOil pump (internal combustion engine)

Question 6: In the early 1980s, several small companies started ________ for commercial energy production in the San Joaquin valley region of California.
Wind farmWind powerWind power in the European UnionWind power in the United States

Question 7: [13] Late medieval verticle-axle windmills similar to the Islamic/Persian design can be found along this route, particularly in Karpathos, Greece, and Kandia, ________.

Question 8: The windwheel of ________ in the 1st century marks one of the first known instances of wind powering a machine in history.
ArchimedesDiophantusPtolemyHero of Alexandria

Question 9: Some popular treatments of the subject have speculated that, by the 9th century, the Afghanistan-style vertical-axle mills spread to Europe through ________ (Islamic Spain).
Al-AndalusIslamic contributions to Medieval EuropeHispaniaIslamic Golden Age

Question 10: The ________ has also been suggested as another possible route of transmission, though in the sense of "stimulus diffusion," where the idea was diffused rather than the technology itself.
East–West SchismCounter-ReformationCrusadesFirst seven Ecumenical Councils


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