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Clyde William Tombaugh Quiz

Clyde William Tombaugh Quiz Questions

Clyde William Tombaugh

Clyde William Tombaugh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Clyde William Tombaugh born?
a) 4 February 1906
b) 5 May 1904
c) 8 July 1909
d) 6 December 1905

2. Where was Clyde William Tombaugh born?
a) Chicago
b) Streator
c) Richmond
d) Topeka

3. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh serve as assistant astronomer?
a) Caltech
b) Palomar Observatory
c) Mount Wilson Observatory
d) Lowell Observatory

4. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh serve as science instructor?
a) Bright College
b) Arizona State College
c) Vassar College
d) St. Patrick’s College

5. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh serve as optical physicist and astronomer?
a) Three Mile Island
b) West Point
c) Andrews Air Force Base
d) White Sands Missile Range

6. When did Clyde William Tombaugh discover Pluto?
a) 18 February 1930
b) 7 April 1940
c) 9 August 1936
d) 2 November 1945

7. When did Clyde William Tombaugh publish The Search for Small Natural Earth Satellites?
a) 1948
b) 1952
c) 1959
d) 1956

8. When was Clyde William Tombaugh full professor at New Mexico State University?
a) 1929-1936
b) 1965-1973
c) 1936-1945
d) 1948-1960

9. When did Clyde William Tombaugh die?
a) 17 January 1997
b) 22 June 1998
c) 24 September 1992
d) 31 October 1995

10. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh die?
a) Wichita
b) Springfield
c) Las Cruces
d) Sacramento

Clyde William Tombaugh Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Clyde William Tombaugh born?
a) 4 February 1906

2. Where was Clyde William Tombaugh born?
b) Streator

3. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh serve as assistant astronomer?
d) Lowell Observatory

4. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh serve as science instructor?
b) Arizona State College

5. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh serve as optical physicist and astronomer?
d) White Sands Missile Range

6. When did Clyde William Tombaugh discover Pluto?
a) 18 February 1930

7. When did Clyde William Tombaugh publish The Search for Small Natural Earth Satellites?
c) 1959

8. When was Clyde William Tombaugh full professor at New Mexico State University?
b) 1965-1973

9. When did Clyde William Tombaugh die?
a) 17 January 1997

10. Where did Clyde William Tombaugh die?
c) Las Cruces

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:36:42.

George Westinghouse Quiz

George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Westinghouse Quiz Questions

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1. When was George Westinghouse born?
a) 6 October 1846
b) 26 June 1840
c) 14 August 1849
d) 22 January 1844

2. On which ship did George Westinghouse serve during the Civil War?
a) USS Arizona
b) USS Lexington
c) USS Muscoota
d) USS Oklahoma

3. What was George Westinghouse’s first invention?
a) Winnower
b) Rotary steam engine
c) Elevator
d) Water meter

4. When did George Westinghouse invent the air break?
a) 1869
b) 1875
c) 1867
d) 1880

5. What did George Westinghouse promote in electricity transmission?
a) Copper wires
b) Alternating current
c) Insulators
d) Inverters

6. How was George Westinghouse’s rivalry with Thomas Alva Edison known?
a) Great Electric Rivalry
b) Edison vs Westinghouse
c) Green Against Blue
d) War of Currents

7. Where did George Westinghouse and William Stanley install the first multiple-voltage AC power system?
a) Great Barrington
b) Chicago
c) Pittsburgh
d) Buffalo

8. Which company did George Westinghouse found in 1881?
a) Westinghouse Electric Company
b) Union Switch and Signal Company
c) Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
d) Westinghouse Electric Corporation

9. When did George Westinghouse die?
a) 7 September 1921
b) 28 June 1918
c) 12 March 1914
d) 11 November 1916

10. Where did George Westinghouse die?
a) London
b) Atlanta
c) Charleston
d) New York

George Westinghouse Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was George Westinghouse born?
a) 6 October 1846

2. On which ship did George Westinghouse serve during the Civil War?
c) USS Muscoota

3. What was George Westinghouse’s first invention?
b) Rotary steam engine

4. When did George Westinghouse invent the air break?
a) 1869

5. What did George Westinghouse promote in electricity transmission?
b) Alternating current

6. How was George Westinghouse’s rivalry with Thomas Alva Edison known?
d) War of Currents

7. Where did George Westinghouse and William Stanley install the first multiple-voltage AC power system?
a) Great Barrington

8. Which company did George Westinghouse found in 1881?
b) Union Switch and Signal Company

9. When did George Westinghouse die?
c) 12 March 1914

10. Where did George Westinghouse die?
d) New York

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:36:12.

Jack Kilby Quiz

Jack Kilby

Jack Kilby Quiz Questions

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1. When did Jack Kilby win Nobel Prize for Physics?
a) 1976
b) 1988
c) 2000
d) 2004

2. When was Jack Kilby born?
a) 8 March 1928
b) 30 June 1926
c) 1 August 1924
d) 8 November 1923

3. Where was Jack Kilby born?
a) Sacramento
b) Jefferson City
c) Atlanta
d) New Orleans

4. Which school did Jack Kilby attend?
a) Great Bend High School
b) St. James School
c) St. Lydia’s High School
d) Jefferson School

5. From which university did Jack Kilby obtain his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree?
a) Princeton
b) University of Wisconsin – Extension in Milwaukee
c) Notre Dame
d) University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign

6. Where did Jack Kilby work in 1947-1958?
a) NASA
b) Pentagon
c) Centralab
d) Beckman Instruments

7. When did Jack Kilby work at Texas Instruments?
a) 1945-1947
b) 1984-1990
c) 1958-1983
d) 1992-1996

8. For what did Jack Kilby win Nobel Prize for Physics?
a) Development of integrated circuit
b) Discovery of neutrino
c) Identifying binary bulsars
d) Discovery of quarks

9. When did Jack Kilby die?
a) 5 January 2014
b) 20 June 2005
c) 31 July 2008
d) 9 December 2012

10. Where did Jack Kilby die?
a) Oslo
b) Milwaukee
c) Portland
d) Dallas

Jack Kilby Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When did Jack Kilby win Nobel Prize for Physics?
c) 2000

2. When was Jack Kilby born?
d) 8 November 1923

3. Where was Jack Kilby born?
b) Jefferson City

4. Which school did Jack Kilby attend?
a) Great Bend High School

5. From which university did Jack Kilby obtain his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree?
b) University of Wisconsin – Extension in Milwaukee

6. Where did Jack Kilby work in 1947-1958?
c) Centralab

7. When did Jack Kilby work at Texas Instruments?
c) 1958-1983

8. For what did Jack Kilby win Nobel Prize for Physics?
a) Development of integrated circuit

9. When did Jack Kilby die?
b) 20 June 2005

10. Where did Jack Kilby die?
d) Dallas

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:34:23.