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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What undermined Tesla's confidence while growing up?
(a) Not respecting his father.
(b) Caring about his self image too much.
(c) Never having enough money.
(d) Living in the shadow of his brother.

2. Why did Tesla refrain from caffeine?
(a) It made him jittery.
(b) It hurt his stomach.
(c) His father told him to.
(d) It was a harmful stimulant.

3. Professor Poeschl was from ______________.
(a) Hungary.
(b) Croatia.
(c) France.
(d) Germany.

4. What magazine asked Tesla to write?
(a) Electrical Experimenter.
(b) Experimental Electrics.
(c) Electrical Engineers.
(d) Engineering Weekly.

5. What subject did Tesla like most in the higher school?
(a) Calculus.
(b) Literature.
(c) Physics.
(d) Engineering.

Short Answer Questions

1. What smell did Tesla hate?

2. How did Tesla feel about writing about his childhood?

3. Why did Tesla say most people lacked a certain ability?

4. What almost caused Tesla to quit his studies at the Polytechnic School?

5. What did Tesla think inventions should improve?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Tesla choose to write about his childhood?

2. What happened when Gospic got a new fire engine?

3. What did Tesla say about the Gramme dynamo, and what was his professor's response to this?

4. How and where did Tesla get his first job?

5. What kind of aversions did Tesla have in his early years?

6. What did Tesla choose to work on after he recovered from his breakdown in Prague?

7. What kind of hallucinations did Tesla have as a child?

8. What did Tesla suffer from during his breakdown in Prague?

9. How does the induction motor work?

10. What dangerous trick did Tesla once pull on his friends?

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