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Quiz Yourself on Cable Car History
Cable cars and, eventually, automobiles replaced what as the main mode of transportation?

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1. On January 17, 1871, Andrew Smith Hallidie patented an improvement to the cable car which he called what?
   Endless Loop
   Endless Wire Ropeway
   Infinity Pattern
   Rope Loop
   Wire Ring
2. Cable cars and, eventually, automobiles replaced what as the main mode of transportation?
   Horses
   Carts
   Trains
   U-hauls
   Donkeys
3. What city used the first cable car?
   Los Angeles
   San Diego
   Santa Ana
   San Francisco
   Sacramento
4. What topographical feature made cable cars so useful to their indigenous city?
   Rocky soil
   Wind
   Steep terrain
   Low altitude
   Mud flats
5. Of the 23 original cable car lines established in San Francisco, how many remain?
   Two
   Three
   Ten
   Twelve
   Eighteen
6. The Muni System holds what kind of competition for the Cable Cars employees each year?
   Fastest route
   Steepest hill
   Bell ringing
   Quick Ticket Taking
   Wolf whistling
7. What city has the oldest continuously operating streetcar line?
   Portland
   Boston
   Seattle
   Cleveland
   New Orleans
8. What city had the first subway?
   London
   Boston
   New York
   Philadelphia
   Paris
9. There were three canals existing in the United States before the War of 1812, but what canal was the first one built as a public works venture?
   Dismal Swamp
   Santee Canal
   Middlesex Canal
   Erie Canal
   San Francisco Canal
10. What means of transportation changed the course of the United States during the Industrial Revolution?
   Automobile
   Railway
   Paddleboat
   U-Boat
   Submarine



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