Category: Discoveries and Inventions

Thomas Alva Edison Quiz

Thomas Alva Edison Quiz Questions

Thomas Alva Edison photo and signature. 1915. ...

Thomas Alva Edison photo and signature. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Which is the most famous invention of Thomas Alva Edison?
a) Projector
b) Radio
c) Telephone
d) Electric bulb

2) How many inventions were patented by Thomas Alva Edison?
a) 500
b) 997
c) 1093
d) 1100

3) Which of the following quotations is attributed to Thomas Alva Edison?
a) We have nothing to fear but fear.
b) I promise you blood, sweat, toil and tears.
c) We make our destiny by our actions.
d) Genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration.

4) What did teachers of Thomas Alva Edison consider him when he was a student?
a) Dull student
b) Precocious child
c) Brilliant
d) Genius

5) Which weekly was printed by Thomas Alva Edison?
a) New York Herald
b) Grand Trunk Herald
c) Boston Globe
d) Atlantic Times

6) Which was the first important invention of Thomas Alva Edison?
a) Telegraphic repeating instrument
b) Phonograph
c) Kinetoscope
d) Storage Battery

7) How was Thomas Alva Edison known?
a) White Knight
b) The knight in shining armour
c) The Wizard of Menlo Park
d) The monarch of all that he surveyed

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Light bulb patent application. Photolithography reproduction. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) Which problem did affect Thomas Alva Edison at an early age?
a) Walking
b) Seeing
c) Hearing
d) Breathing

9) Under whose aegis did Thomas Alva Edison develop quadruplex?
a) Edison Universal Stock Printer
b) Western Union Telegraph Company
c) Jay Gould
d) Michigan Central

10) Who in 1912 asked Thomas Alva Edison to develop a battery for self-starter?
a) Henry Ford
b) Theodore Roosevelt
c) John Rockefeller
d) Calvin Coolidge

Thomas Alva Edison Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Which is the most famous invention of Thomas Alva Edison?
d) Electric bulb

2) How many inventions were patented by Thomas Alva Edison?
c) 1093

3) Which of the following quotations is attributed to Thomas Alva Edison?
d) Genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration.

4) What did teachers of Thomas Alva Edison consider him when he was a student?
a) Dull student

5) Which weekly was printed by Thomas Alva Edison?
b) Grand Trunk Herald

6) Which was the first important invention of Thomas Alva Edison?
a) Telegraphic repeating instrument

7) How was Thomas Alva Edison known?
c) The Wizard of Menlo Park

8) Which problem did affect Thomas Alva Edison at an early age?
c) Hearing

9) Under whose aegis did Thomas Alva Edison develop quadruplex?
b) Western Union Telegraph Company

10) Who in 1912 asked Thomas Alva Edison to develop a battery for self-starter?
a) Henry Ford

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Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:33:47.

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.