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

2. By 1981, how many patents does Nikola Tesla get for AC electric systems?
(a) 35.
(b) 40.
(c) 50.
(d) 45.

3. What does Nikola Tesla believe can be produced on Earth with an oscillator?
(a) Stationary pulses.
(b) Remote electricity.
(c) Stationary waves.
(d) Nuclear power.

4. What happens to Nikola Tesla when he steps onto his experimental platform in his laboratory?
(a) He is burned.
(b) He shudders.
(c) He loses consciousness.
(d) He is fine.

5. In Chapter 10, "An Error of Judgment," to what does Nikola Tesla expose his head frequently?
(a) Radio waves.
(b) Radiation.
(c) Atoms.
(d) Sun.

Short Answer Questions

1. What major German invention in 1896 is most likely predated by Nikola Tesla's version?

2. What does Nikola Tesla send through neighboring buildings?

3. What does Nikola Tesla do to the oscillator?

4. In Chapter 6, "Order of the Flaming Sword," how does Nikola Tesla share his inventions of electricity in a vacuum tube with other scientists?

5. In what city does Nikola Tesla find a job in 1881?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 16,"Ridiculed, Condemned, Combated," what project is responsible for Nikola Tesla getting little sleep?

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

5. In Chapter 15, "Magnificent and Doomed," what trickery does Nikola Tesla use in pictures in a published article to give the impression that he is impervious to the lighting generated at his Colorado Springs laboratory?

6. In Chapter 4, "At the Court of Mr. Edison," why is the early relationship between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison strained?

7. In Chapter 19, "The Nobel Affair," for what two inventions does Nikola Tesla think he can collaborate with John Hays Hammond, Jr., and why?

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

9. 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?

10. In Chapter 5, "The War of the Currents Begins," describe several events that demonstrate that Nikola Tesla's notoriety is growing.

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