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Invention and Discovery

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a very difficult and unusual quiz on inventions and discoveries.

Question 1:


In 1982 the US Patent Office issued a patent for a face mask that was designed to stop people from eating.
False
True

Question 2:


In 1976 the US Patent Office issued a patent for an inflatable rug.
False
True

Question 3:


In 1999 the US Patent Office issued a patent for a bird diaper.
False
True

Question 4:


The United States Supreme Court declared that this man invented the radio.
G. Marconi
N. Tesla
H. Hertz
A. G. Bell

Question 5:


What do the letters in "laser" stand for?
Low amplitude synchronous electric rays
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
Light amplification and synchronic electric radiance
Long amplitude static electric rays

Question 6:


Who made the first light bulb?
N. Tesla
Joseph Swan
William Coolidge
Thomas A. Edison

Question 7:


Who is given credit for inventing the neon light?
Georges Claude
William Coolidge
Peter Hewitt
Thomas Alva Edison

Question 8:


A standard, incandescent light bulb emits light when a filament is heated. How does a fluorescent bulb work?
Light is emitted when mercury vapor is heated.
Light is emitted when argon gas reacts with an electrical current.
Light is emitted when a mercury filament reacts with great pressure inside a glass bulb.
Light is emitted when solar energy reacts with a silk thread.

Question 9:


Who made the first flashlight?
Joshua Lionel Cowen
Peter Hewitt
John Evinrude
Nickola Tesla

Question 10:


In 1793 Claude Chappe made the first system of communicating over long distances via flags. What word refers to such a system?
Vexiollogy
Lagoforms
Semaphore
Vexiophone

Question 11:


Samuel F. B. Morse invented the telegraph key.
True
False

Question 12:


What did Ivan Getting and Bradford Parkinson develop?
GPS
FM radio
The automatic transmission for automobiles
The transistor radio

Question 13:


Which of the following was introduced by the Western Union Compnay in 1933?
The singing telegam
Traveller's checks
International telegraphy
Sending money across the country by wire.

Question 14:


Who had the great idea of putting a bell on the telephone so people would know that someone was calling?
N. Tesla
Thomas Watson
Alexander Graham Bell
Elisha Gray

Question 15:


Which statement is true about the Regency?
It was the first auto with a moon roof.
It was the first transistor radio.
It was the first cell phone.
It was the first auto with an automatic transmission.

Question 16:


What was invented by William Mills in 1915?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The safe hand grenade
The AM radio
The jet engine
The FM radio

Question 17:


Which of these was an invention of Charles Strite?
The pop-up toaster
The flush toilet
The electric oven
The food processor

Question 18:


The elograph, which was invented in 1971, was the basis of what device?
The World-Wide Web
Touch screen technology
The polygraph (lie detector)
The computer monitor

Question 19:


What everyday item was invented by Will Mueller in 1935?
Electric door bell
Automatic telephone answering machine
Fax machine
Automobile automatic transmission

Question 20:


Which of these games came first?
Tetris
Super Mario brothers
Frogger
Madden NFL

 


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