Short Essay Questions Key
1. In the "Acknowledgements" section, describe the reasons Leland Anderson is interested in Nikola Tesla.
Leland Anderson is one of the founders of the Tesla Society. As a fellow electrical engineer, he has had a major interest in Tesla his entire life.
2. From the book's Introduction, why does Nikola Tesla maintain an intensely private life?
Nikola Tesla is a very private, workaholic bachelor who avoids corporate associations and has only a few friends.
3. In Chapter 1, "Modern Prometheus," what is the result of Nikola Tesla's fireball demonstration for Mark Twain and several other contemporaries?
Nikola Tesla demonstrates for Mark Twain and their contemporaries his experiment where he creates a fireball of red flame and holds it in his hands without burning his fingers.
4. In Chapter 2, "A Gambling Man," why does Nikola Tesla feel disappointed for his mother?
Nikola Tesla's mother is a brilliant woman who is an inventor. While Nikola Tesla realizes his brilliance is due to his mother's genius, he is saddened that she is not able to make more of herself as an inventor.
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