Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the French fishing fleets called?
(a) Terre-Neuve.
(b) Poisson de la Mer.
(c) Jette-beaux.
(d) Bateaux Royales.

2. What are the fishing ground off the coast of Ireland called?
(a) The Celtic knot.
(b) The Ireland shelf.
(c) The Irish box.
(d) The Irish channel.

3. What are twenty-foot, deckless skiffs called?
(a) Clavids.
(b) Rowers.
(c) Dories.
(d) Schooners.

4. Which boat was invented on the Pacific to deal with rough seas and haul in bigger catches?
(a) The clipper.
(b) The three-mast schooner.
(c) The stern trawler.
(d) The otter trawler.

5. The first otter trawl was built in _____.
(a) Newfoundland.
(b) Iceland.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Scotland.

6. In 1944, Iceland negotiated full independence from _____.
(a) Britain.
(b) France.
(c) Denmark.
(d) Canada.

7. Who returned to Iceland in 1964 and was astounded by its transformation?
(a) Erik Eriksson.
(b) W. H. Auden.
(c) Henry David Thoreau.
(d) Pablo Picasso.

8. In the quota system, groundfish are killed being hauled up do to _____.
(a) Hyperthermia.
(b) Oxygen depletion.
(c) Hypothermia.
(d) Pressure changes.

9. In 1881, a shipyard in Hull built a steam-powered trawler called the _____.
(a) Card Shark.
(b) Zodiac.
(c) Insomniac.
(d) The Merry Widow.

10. What were leaders of the trawler industry and chip shop guilds called?
(a) Fish industrial guilds.
(b) Fish fryer associations.
(c) Chip choppers.
(d) The cod parliament.

11. The Cod Wars started in the middle of what other war?
(a) World War I.
(b) The Cold War.
(c) The French and Indian War.
(d) World War II.

12. What was invented in the mid-19th century that was slow to catch on in the fishing industry?
(a) The steam engine.
(b) Sonar.
(c) None of the answers is correct.
(d) The wireless radio.

13. What replaced nylon in gill nets?
(a) Rayon.
(b) Monofilament.
(c) Dacron.
(d) Acetate fiber.

14. In Peru, Clarence Birdseye found a way to covert crushed remains of sugar cane into _____.
(a) Paper.
(b) Dog food.
(c) Cloth.
(d) Paint.

15. What is a lost net that can continue to fish for as long as five years called?
(a) A rogue net.
(b) A gill knocker.
(c) A Davy Jones.
(d) A ghost net.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the longtime director of Iceland's Marine Research Institute and one of the negotiators during the third Cod War?

2. Hákarl is the flesh of a large _____.

3. What is the leading cause of death on a modern trawler?

4. What were sail-powered draggers called?

5. Which schooner is now tied up as part of a maritime museum in Nova Scotia?

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