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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. In the year 1888, who buys Nikola Tesla's patents to use in his electric company?
(a) George Westinghouse.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Thomas Edison.
(d) Dr. B.A. Behrend.

2. How does George Scherff feel about Nikola Tesla?
(a) He worships him.
(b) He detests him.
(c) He feels nothing for him.
(d) He feels sorry for him.

3. After World War II, much of Nikola Tesla's library materials are shipped where?
(a) London, England.
(b) Paris, France.
(c) Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
(d) Washington, D.C.

4. How many volts are Nikola Tesla's coils producing when he asks Leonard Curtis to find him a new laboratory?
(a) 50,000.
(b) 4,500,000.
(c) 4,000,000.
(d) 3,500.

5. What reward does Thomas Edison offer Nikola Tesla for completing the work with the dynamo?
(a) A $10/week raise.
(b) Stock in Thomas Edison's company.
(c) Vacation days.
(d) A $50,000 bonus.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what group does Nikola Tesla give a lecture about mechanical electrical oscillators on August 25, 1893?

2. For whom does Nikola Tesla say he will build a villa in New York City?

3. What is the Tesla coil?

4. In what city does Nikola Tesla give a lecture to the Institution of Electrical Engineers?

5. In what city does Nikola Tesla study after running out of funds for college?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 3, "Immigrants of Distinction," describe the influence that Charles Bachelor has on Nikola Tesla.

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

3. In Chapter 7, "Radio," why does Nikola Tesla feel the need to go home?

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

5. In Chapter 6, "Order of the Flaming Sword," Nikola Tesla develops what he calls a carbon button lamp. For what later device does the lamp serve as a prototype?

6. What potential modern applications does author Margaret Cheney describe for Nikola Tesla's invention of a peculiar and sensitive vacuum tube?

7. In Chapter 12, "Robots," why does Nikola Tesla have challenges moving his inventions from his laboratory into working prototypes?

8. In Chapter 9, "High Road, Low Road," Nikola Tesla focuses on the use of alternating current for electricity generation, while his competitor Thomas Edison refuses to endorse anything but direct current. How is the electricity generation business divided in the mid-1890s in Buffalo?

9. What are the six fundamental principles of modern radio, and where does Nikola Tesla demonstrate them in 1893?

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

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