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Trivia Quiz - Deep Submergence Vessel (NR-1)

The Deep Submergence Vessel NR-1 was a unique United States Navy ocean engineering and research submarine.

Quiz Number: 4084
Date Submitted: September 25, 2011
Quiz Categories: Deep Sea Exploration
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 42.1 percent
Times Taken: 19 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3

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Deep Submergence Vessel (NR 1)
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1. What provides power to NR-1?
  A.   Diesel Electric
  B.   Nuclear Fusion
  C.   Nuclear Fission
  D.   Batteries

2. What Space Shuttle mission used the NR-1 to recover critical components?
  A.   Columbia
  B.   Challenger
  C.   Enterpirise
  D.   LM

3. How deep could NR-1 dive?
  A.   2000
  B.   3000
  C.   4000
  D.   35,000

4. When was NR-1 de-commissioned?
  A.   2000
  B.   2002
  C.   2007
  D.   2008

5. In 1995, Dr. Robert Ballard used the NR-1 and its support ship, the MV Carolyn Chouest, to explore the wreck of the ________________, the sister ship of the RMS Titanic, which struck a mine and sank off the coast of Greece while serving as a hospital ship
  A.   Lusitana
  B.   Titantic
  C.   Britannic
  D.   Queen Mary

6. What was the primary limit to the amount of time NR-1 could operate submerged?
  A.   Oxygen
  B.   Food
  C.   Battery capacity
  D.   Diesel fuel bunkerage

7. What Civil War iron clad warship was NR-1 tasked in surveying, in 2002?
  A.   CSS Hunley
  B.   CSS Virginia
  C.   USS Monitor
  D.   USS Enterprise

8. How did NR-1 normally reach mission locations?
  A.   On the surface, using high speed diesel engines.
  B.   Towed by surface tender.
  C.   Submerged from Groton, CT.
  D.   C-140 Airplane for Military Air Transport command.

9. What year was NR-1 put into operation?
  A.   1953
  B.   1963
  C.   1969
  D.   1973

10. What unique submarine feature allowed NR-1 to explore directly from the seabed?
  A.   Wheels
  B.   Dive airlock to let divers out.
  C.   Hydraulic rams with 'feet.'
  D.   Re-inforced bottom hull and skis.®   

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