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

2. In what year does Nikola Tesla go to work for Thomas Edison's subsidiary in Paris?
(a) 1881.
(b) 1883.
(c) 1882.
(d) 1880.

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

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

5. What does Nikola Tesla demonstrate with thousands of high-frequency volts running through his body?
(a) A working model of the incandescent sun.
(b) A fluorescent light bulb.
(c) The light on Mars.
(d) Moonlight.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does George Scherff feel about Nikola Tesla?

2. At what age does Nikola Tesla take passage on the ship Saturnia?

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

4. What accomplishment occurs at Niagara Falls in 1895?

5. What major German invention in 1896 is most likely predated by Nikola Tesla's version?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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 4, "At the Court of Mr. Edison," describe the personality differences between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

6. In Chapter 7, "Radio," why does Nikola Tesla feel the need to go home?

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

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

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

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

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