WONDER #1023: How Strong Is a Horse?

Question 1 of 3

Some large horse breeds can pull up to how much weight?

  1. 5 tons
  2. 30,000 pounds
  3. 2,500 pounds
  4. 250 pounds

Question 2 of 3

The term “horsepower” as a measurement for power was developed by whom?

  1. James Watt
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. Nikola Tesla
  4. Frank Horseman

Question 3 of 3

One horsepower is equal to which of the following?

  1. lifting 1 pound 33,000 feet in one minute
  2. lifting 1,000 pounds 33 feet in one minute
  3. lifting 1,000 pounds 330 feet in ten minutes
  4. all of the above

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