What Do You Know About Trains?

 For many decades, trains have been transferring gigantic numbers of people and supplies. Before cars, motorcycles, and trucks, there were trains, and they brought an age of progress unrivaled in history, making huge distances shrink to allow fast travel around the world. How much do you know about these steel behemoths?
 
 
In what year was the first steam locomotive run performed?
1825
1898
1779
1908
 
 
In what country was this first locomotive run performed?
United States
England
France
Germany
 
 
True or False: by 1900, railroads were built and operated on every inhabited continent
True
False
 
 
Which country engineered the first electricity-powered train?
Germany
United States
Scotland
Switzerland
 
 
On a train, what is a 'coupler'?
A body that supports the wheels
A part that connects the train cars to each other
The driver's compartment
The main car of the train
 
 
After using steam and electricity to power trains, what was the next big propulsion method?
Diesel
Coal
Magentic
Hydrogen
 
 
After WWII, France, Russia, Switzerland and Japan adopted _______ railroads, while the rest of the world opted for _______.
Electrical, Dieselization
Dieselization, Electrical
Electrical, the same
Dieselization, the same
 
 
What kind of train car carries liquid and gas items?
A flatcar
A boxcar
A tank car
A refrigerator car
 
 
On a train, what are 'Bogies' (also known as 'trucks')?
They support the wheels and axles of trains
They connect train cars to one another
They are an emergency brake system
They are the driving compartment where the driver operates
 
 
During what decade did trains start getting serious competition from automobiles?
'30s
'20s
'10s
'40s
 
 
On a train, what is a 'Cab'?
The driver's compartment in the front
The main car of the train
The axles between the wheels
The emergency brake system
 
 
Which country developed the first high-speed rails, getting trains to reach speeds of 150 mph (240 kph)?
Japan
South Korea
Germany
United States
 
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