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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. Who did Bradley want to split the longitude award prize money with?
(a) Mayer.
(b) Harrison.
(c) Maskelyne.
(d) Jeffreys.

2. What was the Board of Longitude's response after the initial testing of H-4?
(a) The Board called for a reevaluation of H-4.
(b) The Board purchased the design of H-4 from Harrison.
(c) The Board took all funding from Harrison away for cheating on the testing of H-4.
(d) The Board awarded Harrison the longitude prize.

3. Were Harrison's clocks in working order before being taken for tests at the Royal Observatory?
(a) Maskelyne said they "appeared to be" in working order.
(b) Maskelyne said they "needed a tune up" to be in working order.
(c) Maskelyne said they "were not" in working order.
(d) Maskelyne said they "most definetly" were in working order.

4. The main problem with the lunar method was that it took a great deal of ________________.
(a) Writing.
(b) Calculating.
(c) Time.
(d) Measuring.

5. Who wrote "The British Mariner's Guide?"
(a) Harrison.
(b) Maskelyne.
(c) Bliss.
(d) Bradley.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did it take to build the K-1?

2. Which of Harrison's clocks continue to function to this day?

3. What did Harrison need to do to prove the H-4 worked?

4. What did Jeffery's make for Harrison?

5. How much time did H-4 lose at sea when it was being tested?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the title of Chapter 12: A Tale of Two Portraits.

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

4. What was Harrison's ultimate vindication?

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 Harrison presented H-1 to the Board of Longitude?

7. What was Harrison's primary motivation for winning the longitude prize?

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

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

10. Describe the H-4.

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