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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. How does Nikola Tesla sometimes feel because he has not married?
(a) Happy.
(b) Elusive.
(c) Frustrated.
(d) Lonely.

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

3. In what year does Ernest Orlando Lawrence win a Nobel prize for the cyclotron, a precursor of which Nikola Tesla exhibited?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1938.
(d) 1939.

4. What does Nikola Tesla do to the oscillator?
(a) Smashes it.
(b) Oils it.
(c) Turns it off.
(d) Turns it up.

5. What happens to Nikola Tesla's laboratory in 1895?
(a) It is raided by police.
(b) It is made larger.
(c) It catches fire.
(d) It is robbed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Nikola Tesla when he watches his Colorado Springs experiment?

2. In Chapter 6, "Order of the Flaming Sword," how does Nikola Tesla share his inventions of electricity in a vacuum tube with other scientists?

3. What is Nikola Tesla's first two-way radio controlled object?

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

5. What does Nikola Tesla believe is the greatest benefit of robots?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 5, "The War of the Currents Begins," why is Nikola Tesla depressed at age thirty?

2. From the book's Introduction, why does Nikola Tesla maintain an intensely private life?

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

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

5. Why does Nikola Tesla become a regular patron at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City in Chapter 8, "High Society"?

6. Describe three elements of the friendship between Nikola Tesla and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood Johnson.

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

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

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

10. 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?

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