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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 trait is suspected by some about Nikola Tesla during the Gilded Age?
(a) He is a virgin.
(b) He is a homosexual.
(c) He is bipolar.
(d) He is passive aggressive.

2. For whom does Nikola Tesla say he will build a villa in New York City?
(a) Ann Morgan.
(b) Nellie Melba.
(c) Katherine Johnson.
(d) Marguerite Merington.

3. In what city does Nikola Tesla find a job in 1881?
(a) Vienna.
(b) Prague.
(c) Budapest.
(d) Munich.

4. In what city does Nikola Tesla give a lecture to the Institution of Electrical Engineers?
(a) London.
(b) Chicago.
(c) New York.
(d) Toronto.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what author is Nikola Tesla introduced while ill as a child?

2. What does Thomas Edison do to try to quash the acquisition of Nikola Tesla's invention?

3. In what field does Nikola Tesla pioneer inventions while the Nobel Prize goes to three others?

4. What type of engine does Nikola Tesla invent in Chapter 12, "Robots"?

5. What does Nikola Tesla send through neighboring buildings?

Short Essay Questions

1. What use does Nikola describe for radar in Chapter 21, "Radar"?

2. Describe Nikola's appearance and day-to-day circumstances as he enters his fifties as described in Chapter 18, "Midstream Perils".

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

4. What invention does Nikola claim to be useful to send signals to Mars, and why is this possible?

5. 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?

6. What role does the National Research Council have in preventing Nikola from getting his ideas listened to?

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

8. 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?

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

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

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