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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. At what game does Nikola Tesla become skilled?
(a) Billiards.
(b) Polo.
(c) Horseshoes.
(d) Chess.

2. With what device does Nikola Tesla achieve tensions of about one million volts?
(a) Conical coil.
(b) Linear coil.
(c) Spherical coil.
(d) Cylindrical coil.

3. Who later demonstrates the correctness of Nikola Tesla's theory of cosmic rays as high-energy subatomic particles that could make other substances radioactive?
(a) Irene Curie.
(b) Vladimir Zworykin.
(c) Thomas Edison.
(d) Henri Becquerel.

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

5. How does Thomas Edison use electrocution as a political weapon?
(a) He electrocutes birds.
(b) He sues Nikola Tesla for patent infringement.
(c) He refers publicly to an electrocuted prisoner as being "Westinghoused."
(d) He publishes a newspaper article.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the year 1888, who buys Nikola Tesla's patents to use in his electric company?

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

3. With what planet does Nikola Tesla say communication can be made?

4. What does Nikola Tesla do to the oscillator?

5. Why is Nikola Tesla's vacuum tube unsuitable for laboratory research?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 13, "Hurler of Lightning," what are some of the effects of Nikola Tesla's experiments with the magnifying oscillator in Colorado Springs?

2. 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?

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

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

5. In Chapter 10, "An Error in Judgment," describe three reasons why Nikola is almost destitute financially.

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

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

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

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

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

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