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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. When does Nikola Tesla perform a major experiment in his Colorado Springs laboratory?
(a) July 3, 1899.
(b) September 1, 1899.
(c) June 27, 1899.
(d) August 5, 1899.

2. In what year does Nikola Tesla describe in detail the principles of radio broadcasting?
(a) 1891.
(b) 1893.
(c) 1890.
(d) 1895.

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

4. What personality difference jeopardizes the relationship between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla?
(a) They have different hygiene.
(b) They have different schedules.
(c) They have different religious beliefs.
(d) They solve problems differently.

5. What does Nikola Tesla believe is the greatest benefit of robots?
(a) Service to humanity.
(b) Service to the military.
(c) Service to traffic.
(d) Service to boats.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What event takes Nikola Tesla away from radio research in 1893?

3. What type of engine does Nikola Tesla invent in Chapter 12, "Robots"?

4. What profession does Nikola Tesla's father expect him to follow?

5. By 1981, how many patents does Nikola Tesla get for AC electric systems?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In Chapter 3, "Immigrants of Distinction," why is Nikola Tesla's invention of alternating current so important to the world?

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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