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

2. In the early 1900s, from what illness does Nikola Tesla suffer?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Amnesia.
(c) Depression.
(d) Pneumonia.

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

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

5. Whom does Nikola Tesla invite to his laboratory at midnight to view his experiments?
(a) Mark Twain.
(b) Marguerite Merrington.
(c) Robert Underwood Johnson.
(d) William K. Vanderbuilt.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what does Nikola offer a plan to redesign for Edison?

2. What happens when Nikola Tesla visits an official in Washington to offer a robotic invention to the government?

3. How does Thomas Edison use electrocution as a political weapon?

4. Why does Nikola Tesla choose room 207 at the Alta Vista Hotel?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 1, "Modern Prometheus," what is the result of Nikola Tesla's fireball demonstration for Mark Twain and several other contemporaries?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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