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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 happens to horses when Nikola Tesla is running his Colorado Springs experiments?
(a) They return to the barn.
(b) They die.
(c) They starve.
(d) They go berserk, feeling shocks through their metal shoes.

2. To what author is Nikola Tesla introduced while ill as a child?
(a) Herman Melville.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Robert Louis Stevenson.
(d) Robert Browning.

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

4. How does Thomas Edison use electrocution as a political weapon?
(a) He electrocutes birds.
(b) He refers publicly to an electrocuted prisoner as being "Westinghoused."
(c) He publishes a newspaper article.
(d) He sues Nikola Tesla for patent infringement.

5. Who helps to found the Tesla Society around 1956?
(a) Louis Cohen.
(b) Leland Anderson.
(c) Gano Dunn.
(d) D. McFarlan Moore.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Nikola Tesla visits an official in Washington to offer a robotic invention to the government?

2. By 1981, how many patents does Nikola Tesla get for AC electric systems?

3. From what financier does Nikola Tesla choose NOT to accept funds?

4. In what subject does Nikola Tesla excel in high school?

5. In what year is Nikola Tesla born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Nikola try not to attend the Edison Medal ceremony to receive his award?

2. In Chapter 24, "Transitions," why does Nikola Tesla bemoan the "problem" of women in an interview in the Detroit Free Press?

3. Why does Nikola Tesla become a regular patron at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City in Chapter 8, "High Society"?

4. In Chapter 30, "The Legacy," why does Robert Golka believe in the work of Nikola Tesla and continue to carry it on, and why is this also frustrating for Golka?

5. What closure does Nikola get as he learns about medical uses for his oscillator inventions?

6. In the face of what is termed the 1903 "Rich Man's Panic," how does Scherff advise Nikola Tesla to leverage one of his inventions to raise funds?

7. 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?

8. In Chapter 4, "At the Court of Mr. Edison," describe the personality differences between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

9. What is different about Nikola's flivver airplane, or flying stove, and other existing aircraft?

10. Why does Nikola care for pigeons in Chapter 23, "Pigeons"?

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