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

2. How tall is Nikola Tesla in the year 1893?
(a) Six feet six inches.
(b) Five feet two inches.
(c) Six feet.
(d) Six feet four inches.

3. What does Nikola Tesla believe is the greatest benefit of robots?
(a) Service to the military.
(b) Service to boats.
(c) Service to humanity.
(d) Service to traffic.

4. How tall is Nikola Tesla in the year 1893?
(a) Six feet four inches.
(b) Six feet.
(c) Six feet six inches.
(d) Five feet two inches.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does Nikola Tesla go to work for Thomas Edison's subsidiary in Paris?

2. What does Nikola Tesla invent that is used in Rahway, New Jersey?

3. Where is Nikola Tesla when he watches his Colorado Springs experiment?

4. What science is always at the forefront of Nikola Tesla's work?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 14, "Blackout at Colorado Springs," what factors contribute to the failure of Nikola Tesla's Colorado Springs laboratory?

9. In Chapter 2, "A Gambling Man," why does Nikola Tesla feel disappointed for his mother?

10. 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?

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