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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. What is the Tesla coil?
(a) An electromagnetic force.
(b) A radio wave.
(c) A vacuum tube.
(d) A high frequency transmitter.
2. What type of engine does Nikola Tesla invent in Chapter 12, "Robots"?
(a) A water engine.
(b) A steam driven engine.
(c) A solar engine.
(d) A vacuum engine.
3. How tall is Nikola Tesla in the year 1893?
(a) Five feet two inches.
(b) Six feet.
(c) Six feet six inches.
(d) Six feet four inches.
4. Where does Charles Batchelor encourage Nikola Tesla to go?
(a) To Munich.
(b) To Paris.
(c) To London.
(d) To America.
5. How many accidents does Nikola Tesla say he has in a year?
Short Answer Questions
1. In what year does Ernest Orlando Lawrence win a Nobel prize for the cyclotron, a precursor of which Nikola Tesla exhibited?
2. Where is Nikola Tesla when he watches his Colorado Springs experiment?
3. At what age does Nikola Tesla take passage on the ship Saturnia?
4. Whom does Nikola Tesla invite to a celebration at the Waldorf in 1898?
5. In the early 1900s, from what illness does Nikola Tesla suffer?
Short Essay Questions
1. What mistake does Nikola make when proposing his process for degassifying copper to the American Smelting and Refining Company?
2. As described in Chapter 28, "Death and Transfiguration," why is Nikola Tesla caught in the middle of politics with regard to the role of Yugoslavia in World War II?
3. In Chapter 22, "The Guest of Honor," what are B.A. Behrend's motives in persuading the AIEE to award the Edison Medal to Nikola Tesla?
4. In Chapter 25, "The Birthday Parties," how does Kenneth Swezey make Nikola's seventy-fifth birthday memorable?
5. Why does Nikola Tesla become a regular patron at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City in Chapter 8, "High Society"?
6. In Chapter 3, "Immigrants of Distinction," describe the influence that Charles Bachelor has on Nikola Tesla.
7. In Chapter 26, "Corks on Water," explain why J.P. Morgan will not invest in proposals Nikola Tesla makes after the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
8. In Chapter 3, "Immigrants of Distinction," why is Nikola Tesla's invention of alternating current so important to the world?
9. What contributions does Nikola believe he has made to science as a result of his magnifying oscillator experiments in Colorado Springs?
10. 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?
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