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Quiz Questions

1.FIG stands for International Federation of Surveyors.
True
False
2. Which of the following is not an aim of IIHSM?
To study
To preserve
To build
To collaborate
3.Even the theodolite, which has been THE instrument, has been studied without a final work especially of the forerunners of the instrument described by Digges as the instrumentum topographical, but also his instrument called the theodolite was what is called a ________ .
Triangle
Plane circle
Geoid
Trapezoid
4.There is no urgent need to work for preservation, promotion and collaboration, they can be done in leisure times.
True
False
5.Decisions within UNESCO have to mature and are not rapid. It would be _________ before the outcome was known. In that time inspectors appointed by UNESCO visited all the points and had detailed discussions with many persons.
18 months
28 months
8 months
20 months
6.Introducing the history of surveying should be part of the education system, although the evolution of instrumentation has often been part of that already.
True
False
7. FIG Congress Toronto ______, A commemorative exhibition has been travelling with great success to Canada in Toronto and Quebec, to England where it was on display for two months in the Science Museum, to Madrid in the Museo Naval, to Belgium in Liège and Gent.
1983
1986
1991
1997
8.Is Struve arc a UNESCO World Heritage Monument?
Yes
No
9. _________ have a role in society and so often have key positions in administrations, technical services, or government duties where our influence by recommendation, to public authorities, will be of primary importance and especially to give guidelines for preservation of basic documents for identification of property and for safeguarding the instruments.
Engineers
Surveyors
FIG members
General public
10.The International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement (IIHSM) is one of the two Permanent Institutions within the FIG.
True
False