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The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

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The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau game quiz
"Come and find out more about the undersea explorer, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was an intrepid undersea explorer, known for his pioneering underwater adventures which he bought to life through his films and books. Where was he born?
    Quebec, Canada
    Les Mamelles, Seychelles
    Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
    Gironde, France


2. Jacques Cousteau worked for the French Navy during World War II as what?
    A cook
    A spy
    A navigator
    A petty officer


3. During World War II, Jacques Cousteau started underwater explorations and trying to find ways to improve deep sea diving. He was credited with co-designing which prototype?
    Mankini
    Scuba Doo
    Aqua-Lung
    Inflatable Penguin


4. Jacques Cousteau was a famed author and his first book was turned into a documentary which won the Palme d'Or in 1956. What was the name of this book?
    The Silent World
    The Calypso Dypso
    The Cousteau Diaries
    Swimming with Sharks


5. The famous boat used by Jacques Cousteau was called "Calypso". What was she used for prior to being an oceanographic vessel for sea exploration?
    Luxury yacht
    Amphibious tourer
    Minesweeper
    Tugboat


6. The sister ship of the Titanic was sunk by mine on 21st November 1916. She lay at the bottom of the Kea Channel in the Aegean Sea for nearly sixty years until her wreck was discovered in 1975 by Jacques Cousteau. What was her name?
    HMHS Alexandra
    HMHS Rohilla
    HMHS Dover Castle
    HMHS Britannic


7. Jacques Cousteau created an undersea living and research habitat. In 1962, the first team lived underwater off the coast of France for seven days. What was the name of this underwater research station?
    Conshelf
    Calypsoshelf
    Aquashelf
    Seashelf


8. Jacques Cousteau's dream of conservation brought about a new design in oceanographic sea vessels. In 1985, he and his team introduced a new expedition ship featuring "Turbosail", a propulsion system using wind power. What was she called?
    Turbolone
    Alcyone
    Aerosail
    Talyfin


9. Jacques Cousteau had a life time love affair with undersea exploration. He would often work with "Denise" and together they would share the secrets of the deep. Who or what was "Denise"?
    Pet dolphin
    Inflatable dinghy
    Mini-submersible
    Microlight


10. The legacy of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau lives on, even after his death in 1997. Which organisation did he found in 1973, which has grown to over 50,000 members throughout the world?
    Société des Éléphants de Pollyparrotique
    The Hedgehog Fund
    Société de Magnifique Pacifique
    The Cousteau Society


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Compiled Aug 08 14