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Trivia quiz questions with answers about boats

What is a boat?
A: A boat is a watercraft of a range of types and sizes, but typically smaller than a ship.

Where are small boats are typically found?
A: On inland waterways such as rivers and lakes, or in protected coastal areas.

Some boats, such as the whaleboat, were intended for use where?
A: In an offshore environment.

In modern naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be what?
A: Carried aboard a ship.

Boats vary in proportion and construction methods with their what?
A: Their intended purpose, available materials, or local traditions.


Canoes have been used since prehistoric times and remain in use throughout the world for what?
A: For transportation, fishing, and sport.

Fishing boats vary widely in style partly to match what?
A: Local conditions.

Pleasure craft used in recreational boating include what kind of boats?
A: Ski boats, pontoon boats, and sailboats.

House boats may be used for vacationing or what?
A: Long-term residence.

Lighters are used to convey cargo to and from what?
A: Large ships unable to get close to shore.


 Lifeboats have what functions?
A: Rescue and safety.

The earliest boats are thought to have been what?
The oldest boats found by archaeological excavation date from when?
A: Around 7,000–10,000 years ago.

The oldest recovered boat in the world, the Pesse canoe, found in the Netherlands, is what?
A: A dugout made from the hollowed tree trunk of a Pinus sylvestris that was constructed somewhere between 8200 and 7600 BC.

Where is this canoe is exhibited?
A: In the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands.

How long have rafts been operated for?
A: At least 8,000 years.


Where was a 7,000-year-old seagoing reed boat found?
A: Kuwait.

Boats played an important role in the commerce between the Indus Valley Civilization and what?
A: Mesopotamia.

Where has evidence of varying models of boats been discovered?
A: At various Indus Valley archaeological sites.

The historians Herodotus, Pliny the Elder and Strabo record the use of boats for what?
A: Commerce, travel, and military purposes.

A number of large vessels are usually referred to as boats such as what?
A:  Submarines.

Other types of large vessels which are traditionally called boats include what?
A: Great Lakes freighters, riverboats, and ferryboats.

Though large enough to carry their own boats and heavy cargoes, these vessels are designed for operation on what?
A: Inland or protected coastal waters.

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