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History of Water Transportation

*Some of these questions may require some research on your own.

  1. What is presumed to be the first form of water transportation?
  2. What is a dugout made from?
  3. What was probably the first sailing boat?
  4. Who made the first sailing boat?
  5. What is the name of the boat that was held together only by ropes?
  6. Do all historians agree as to who invented the Dhow (lateen-sail ship)?
  7. What were ships used for during the Medieval Period?
  8. How many people were needed to row the Viking Longboats?
  9. Chinese Junks were used for what around 1,100 A.D.?
  10. What do scientists study to find out how old and where a particular ship was made and when?
  11. What is the name of the people presumed to have used longships during the middle ages?
  12. What is merchant shipping?
  13. What is the name of the ship Vikings used for merchant shipping?
  14. What is the clinker method of construction?
  15. What is a caravel ship?
  16. What is a mast on a ship?
  17. What were three and four-masted sailing ships used for?
  18. What was the first steamer built ship that was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean?
  19.  What year did this ship cross the Atlantic Ocean?
  20. Who made this steamer built ship?
  21. What year were the first ocean liners set afloat?
  22. What were these ocean liners made of?
  23. What were they driven by?
  24. What is a propeller?
  25. Who were the Nobel Brothers?
  26. What industry did the work in?
  27. What year was the first oil tanker used?
  28. What is the name of the passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912?
  29. What did the Titanic hit that made it sink?
  30. How many people died in this disaster?
  31. What does the maiden voyage mean?
  32. What country built the first seaplane carrier?
  33. What is a modern passenger ship used for?
  34. Name 3 modern warships?
  35. What are modern cargo ships used for?
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