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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. Whom does Nikola Tesla invite to a celebration at the Waldorf in 1898?
(a) The Johnsons.
(b) The Edisons.
(c) The Westinghouses.
(d) Marguerite.

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

3. In Chapter 13, "Hurler of Lightning," to where does Nikola Tesla move in 1899?
(a) Phoenix.
(b) Colorado Springs.
(c) Denver.
(d) Boise.

4. Where is Nikola Tesla when he watches his Colorado Springs experiment?
(a) A chair in the middle of the room.
(b) In the doorway of the laboratory.
(c) Next to the switch.
(d) Outside.

5. To what group does Nikola Tesla give a lecture about mechanical electrical oscillators on August 25, 1893?
(a) The Electrical Congress.
(b) The United States Congress.
(c) The International Congress.
(d) The engineers at the Chicago World's Fair.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helps to found the Tesla Society around 1956?

2. Where does Charles Batchelor encourage Nikola Tesla to go?

3. Who contributed $30,000 toward the building of the new research station?

4. What trait is suspected by some about Nikola Tesla during the Gilded Age?

5. How does Nikola Tesla feel when he sees his experiment in progress?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Nikola's demonstration of the world's first radio-controlled boat doesn't make a big splash. Why is this?

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 7, "Radio," why does Nikola Tesla feel the need to go home?

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