Educator's Guide: Social Studies: Searching for Answers: Gunboat Hunt

1. How large was the container of powder used in the torpedo?

  • 10 gallons
  • 5 gallons
  • 1 gallon

2. How many cannons are on board the CAIRO?

  • 9
  • 15
  • 30

3. The city class ironclads looked alike, what was their distinguishing feature?

  • Numbers on the sides
  • Color bands on the chimneys
  • Different flags

4. How many engines and boilers did the CAIRO have?

  • 1 engine, 5 boilers
  • 2 engines, 6 boilers
  • 2 engines, 5 boilers

5. How much and what kind of fuel did the CAIRO use per hour?

  • 1 cord of wood
  • 1,980 pounds of coal
  • 100 gallons of diesel fuel

6. Where did the enlisted men sleep?

  • on cots
  • on the deck
  • on hammocks

7. How was the capstan powered?

  • by water
  • by steam
  • by diesel fuel

8. How were commands passed between the pilot house and the engine room?

  • Morse Code
  • Messenger
  • Speaking tube or signal bell

9. How thick was the plate armor?

  • 2 1/2 inches
  • 5 inches
  • 1 3/4 inches

10. How many tons did the armor plating weigh?

  • 122
  • 338
  • 551

11. How many rudders did the CAIRO have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

12. Where was the Captain's quarters located?

  • On the gundeck
  • With the surgeon
  • Behind the paddlewheel

13. CAIRO had a moden day convenience. She had a shower and bathroom (head) on the upper deck. How was the shower supplied with water?

  • With a hand pump
  • By the paddle wheel
  • Rain water collected in buckets


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