Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Quiz

Dava Sobel
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What did Lieutenant Commander Rupert T. Gould of the Royal Navy do to Harrison's clocks? (from Chapter 15: In the Meridian Courtyard)

2.

The Parliamentary committee assembled to respond to the problem of longitude relied on which two experts? (from Chapter 6: The Prize)

3.

What was one of Harrison's innovations? (from Chapter 7: Cogmaker's Journal)

4.

What was wrong with the watch built within a vacuum? (from Chapter 6: The Prize)

5.

The members of the Board of Longitude were members of which class of society? (from Chapter 8: The Grasshopper Goes to Sea)

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