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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 many accidents does Nikola Tesla say he has in a year?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Two.

2. What is the name of the lamp that Nikola Tesla invents?
(a) Carbon-button lamp.
(b) Zirconia-button lamp.
(c) Diamond-button lamp.
(d) Ruby-button lamp.

3. In what city does Nikola Tesla find a job in 1881?
(a) Prague.
(b) Vienna.
(c) Munich.
(d) Budapest.

4. Why are balloons ordered?
(a) To anchor the equipment.
(b) To hoist stationary antennae into the air.
(c) For the enjoyment of local children.
(d) To celebrate the completion of an experiment.

5. What happens to Nikola Tesla when he steps onto his experimental platform in his laboratory?
(a) He is burned.
(b) He shudders.
(c) He loses consciousness.
(d) He is fine.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what does Nikola offer a plan to redesign for Edison?

2. What personality difference jeopardizes the relationship between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla?

3. What accomplishment occurs at Niagara Falls in 1895?

4. From what financier does Nikola Tesla choose NOT to accept funds?

5. Whom does Nikola Tesla invite to a celebration at the Waldorf in 1898?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Nikola produces the first x-ray picture in America. Why does he not commercialize this discovery?

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

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

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

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

9. In Chapter 14, "Blackout at Colorado Springs," what factors contribute to the failure of Nikola Tesla's Colorado Springs laboratory?

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

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