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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. Why is Nikola Tesla's vacuum tube unsuitable for laboratory research?
(a) It is too expensive.
(b) It is too large.
(c) It is difficult to adjust.
(d) It is too small.

2. In what city does Nikola Tesla study after running out of funds for college?
(a) Prague.
(b) Vienna.
(c) Graz.
(d) Munich.

3. To what author is Nikola Tesla introduced while ill as a child?
(a) Robert Louis Stevenson.
(b) Robert Browning.
(c) Mark Twain.
(d) Herman Melville.

4. What type of motor does Nikola Tesla conceive of while walking in the park?
(a) A gas powered motor.
(b) A pulley motor.
(c) A DC motor.
(d) An AC motor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After World War II, much of Nikola Tesla's library materials are shipped where?

2. How tall is Nikola Tesla in the year 1893?

3. In Chapter 13, what is the invention that most fascinates Nikola Tesla followers?

4. What happens when Nikola Tesla visits an official in Washington to offer a robotic invention to the government?

5. At what game does Nikola Tesla become skilled?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 2, "A Gambling Man," why does Nikola Tesla feel disappointed for his mother?

4. In Chapter 6, "Order of the Flaming Sword," what practical applications do Nikola Tesla's inventions have?

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

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

7. What potential modern applications does author Margaret Cheney describe for Nikola Tesla's invention of a peculiar and sensitive vacuum tube?

8. In Chapter 5, "The War of the Currents Begins," why is Nikola Tesla depressed at age thirty?

9. In Chapter 12, "Robots," why does Nikola Tesla have challenges moving his inventions from his laboratory into working prototypes?

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

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