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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 does Nikola offer a plan to redesign for Edison?
(a) Electrical systems for ships.
(b) His dynamos.
(c) The electric light bulb.
(d) His direct current laboratory.

2. What type of engine does Nikola Tesla invent in Chapter 12, "Robots"?
(a) A vacuum engine.
(b) A water engine.
(c) A solar engine.
(d) A steam driven engine.

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

4. For what patent does Nikola Tesla file in 1898?
(a) Radio remote control for use in his laboratory.
(b) Radio remote control for use in guided vehicles.
(c) An alternating current engine for an automobile.
(d) Radio transistors.

5. In Chapter 13, what is the invention that most fascinates Nikola Tesla followers?
(a) The remote controlled ship.
(b) The transmitter.
(c) The valve.
(d) The Copper Button Lamp.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year does Nikola Tesla describe in detail the principles of radio broadcasting?

3. Who adores Nikola Tesla for his many charms?

4. What type of motor does Nikola Tesla conceive of while walking in the park?

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

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 17, "The Great Radio Controversy," what court rules that Nikola Tesla is the inventor of radio, rather than William Marconi?

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

5. What does the fact that Nikola Tesla tries to send a letter to the long-dead Mark Twain signal about his impending death?

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

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 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?

9. After 1915, why does Nikola work for two companies as described in Chapter 20, "Flying Stove"?

10. How does Nikola out in Colorado keep Scherff motivated while working at the laboratory back in New York?

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