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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 is the Tesla coil?
(a) A high frequency transmitter.
(b) A radio wave.
(c) An electromagnetic force.
(d) A vacuum tube.

2. What does Nikola Tesla demonstrate with thousands of high-frequency volts running through his body?
(a) A fluorescent light bulb.
(b) A working model of the incandescent sun.
(c) The light on Mars.
(d) Moonlight.

3. Whom does Nikola Tesla invite to a celebration at the Waldorf in 1898?
(a) The Edisons.
(b) The Westinghouses.
(c) Marguerite.
(d) The Johnsons.

4. For what type of transmission is Nikola Tesla's research a precursor in around 1895?
(a) Radio wave.
(b) Convection.
(c) Microwave.
(d) Electromechanical.

5. Why is Nikola Tesla's vacuum tube unsuitable for laboratory research?
(a) It is too small.
(b) It is difficult to adjust.
(c) It is too expensive.
(d) It is too large.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Thomas Edison use electrocution as a political weapon?

2. Where does Charles Batchelor encourage Nikola Tesla to go?

3. What happens to Nikola Tesla's laboratory in 1895?

4. How many accidents does Nikola Tesla say he has in a year?

5. In what year does Ernest Orlando Lawrence win a Nobel prize for the cyclotron, a precursor of which Nikola Tesla exhibited?

Short Essay Questions

1. What contributions does Nikola believe he has made to science as a result of his magnifying oscillator experiments in Colorado Springs?

2. Nikola produces the first x-ray picture in America. Why does he not commercialize this discovery?

3. From the book's Introduction, why does Nikola Tesla maintain an intensely private life?

4. In Chapter 1, "Modern Prometheus," what is the result of Nikola Tesla's fireball demonstration for Mark Twain and several other contemporaries?

5. Describe three elements of the friendship between Nikola Tesla and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood Johnson.

6. In Chapter 11, "To Mars," what patents does Nikola file in November, 1897, and what application do they potentially support?

7. In Chapter 5, "The War of the Currents Begins," why is Nikola Tesla depressed at age thirty?

8. In Chapter 6, "Order of the Flaming Sword," what practical applications do Nikola Tesla's inventions have?

9. In Chapter 3, "Immigrants of Distinction," why is Nikola Tesla's invention of alternating current so important to the world?

10. In Chapter 10, "An Error in Judgment," describe three reasons why Nikola is almost destitute financially.

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