Quiz
True/False
100

Which of the following is true about the compass? 

Invented by Romans in 2nd Century BCE

an astronomical instrument for taking the altitude of the sun

Invented in 2nd Century BCE by Apollonius of Perga in Ancient Greece

Invented by the Chinese Han dynasty in 206 BCE

Invented by the Chinese Han dynasty in 206 BCE

100

The Astrolabe is an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings

False

200

Which of the following is NOT a way that Europeans improved shipbuilding in the 15th century?

Local advances in woodworking

Local advances in metal refining 

The invention of steel beams

Advances in gunpowder and firearms

The invention of steel beams

200

"True" rudder invented by the Greeks in the 1st Century CE 

False

300

Which of the following is true about the lateen sail? 

Invented by Romans in 2nd Century BCE

A flat piece hinged vertically near the stern of a boat for steering

Invented in 2nd Century BCE by Apollonius of Perga in Ancient Greece

An astronomical instrument for taking the altitude 

Invented by Romans in 2nd Century BCE

300

The Portuguese were the first people to capitalize on foreign maritime technologies in the 1400s

True
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