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

2. At what age does Nikola Tesla take passage on the ship Saturnia?
(a) 24.
(b) 28.
(c) 29.
(d) 26.

3. What does Nikola Tesla invent that is used in Rahway, New Jersey?
(a) A DC motor.
(b) A new light bulb.
(c) The Tesla arc lamp.
(d) A new generator.

4. What science is always at the forefront of Nikola Tesla's work?
(a) Electricity.
(b) Thermodynamics.
(c) Nuclear fission.
(d) Physics.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the Tesla coil?

Short Essay Questions

1. As described in Chapter 28, "Death and Transfiguration," why is Nikola Tesla caught in the middle of politics with regard to the role of Yugoslavia in World War II?

2. What do Nikola and Ivan Mestrovic have in common, and how do they leverage those commonalities?

3. In Chapter 26, "Corks on Water," explain why J.P. Morgan will not invest in proposals Nikola Tesla makes after the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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

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

6. Why is Nikola Tesla constantly passed over for fame and fortune for his inventions, especially radio?

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. What influence does Nikola have on some Canadians with respect to wireless electric power generation?

9. 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?

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

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