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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to clockmaking after Harrison's death?
(a) Clockmaking reversed in advancement.
(b) Clockmaking stalled.
(c) Clockmaking boomed.
(d) Clockmaking halted.

2. How much did the Board of Longitude award both Earnshaw and Arnold?
(a) Three thousand pounds.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Twenty five thousand pounds.
(d) One hundred pounds.

3. Who awarded Harrison the remainder of the prize money?
(a) Board of Longitude.
(b) British Parliament.
(c) King of England.
(d) The Royal Observatory.

4. What kind of mechanisms did the H-4 contain?
(a) Diamond mechanisms.
(b) Copper mechanisms.
(c) Silver mechanisms.
(d) Gold mechanisms.

5. After successfully completing the H-4, who passed an act that placed new restrictions on Harrison?
(a) The French Government.
(b) The Board of Longitude.
(c) The British Legislature.
(d) The Royal Astronomers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would you describe Nevil Maskelyne?

2. How long did Harrison spend building H-3?

3. Who was to test H-3 and H-4 at sea?

4. Due to the astronomers' ______________, Harrison would face much resistance after he finished his greatest work.

5. What did Jeffery's make for Harrison?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to clockmaking after Harrison's death?

2. What happened when Harrison presented H-1 to the Board of Longitude?

3. Why didn't the H-4 win the Longitude Prize?

4. What role did the astronomers elitism play in the quest for solving the longitude problem?

5. In Chapter 11: Trial by Fire and Water, who is the villain introduced? Why was he at odds with Harrison?

6. What happened when H-3 and H-4 were tested at sea?

7. What did the Board of Longitude hire Larcum Kendall to do?

8. What happened when King George III took an interest in Harrison's clocks?

9. Explain the relationship between Harrison and Jefferys.

10. Explain the title of Chapter 14: The Mass Production of Genius.

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