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Invention and Discovery
This is a very difficult and unusual quiz on inventions and discoveries.
In 1982 the US Patent Office issued a patent for a face mask that was designed to stop people from eating.
In 1976 the US Patent Office issued a patent for an inflatable rug.
In 1999 the US Patent Office issued a patent for a bird diaper.
The United States Supreme Court declared that this man invented the radio.
A. G. Bell
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
Who made the first light bulb?
Thomas A. Edison
Who is given credit for inventing the neon light?
Thomas Alva Edison
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.
Who made the first flashlight?
Joshua Lionel Cowen
In 1793 Claude Chappe made the first system of communicating over long distances via flags. What word refers to such a system?
Samuel F. B. Morse invented the telegraph key.
What did Ivan Getting and Bradford Parkinson develop?
The automatic transmission for automobiles
The transistor radio
Which of the following was introduced by the Western Union Compnay in 1933?
The singing telegam
Sending money across the country by wire.
Who had the great idea of putting a bell on the telephone so people would know that someone was calling?
Alexander Graham Bell
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.
What was invented by William Mills in 1915?
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The safe hand grenade
The AM radio
The jet engine
The FM radio
Which of these was an invention of Charles Strite?
The pop-up toaster
The flush toilet
The electric oven
The food processor
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
What everyday item was invented by Will Mueller in 1935?
Electric door bell
Automatic telephone answering machine
Automobile automatic transmission
Which of these games came first?
Super Mario brothers
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