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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 Supreme Court decision about Nikola Tesla's invention eight months after his death vindicates him?
(a) He is credited with the invention of artificial lightning.
(b) He is credited with the invention of nuclear power.
(c) He is credited with the invention of radio.
(d) He is credited with the invention of submarines.

2. Who tries to learn the secret of animosity between Nikola Tesla and professor Pupin?
(a) Scherff.
(b) Katherine Johnson.
(c) George Westinghouse.
(d) Dragislav L. Petkovic.

3. What is George Sylvester Viereck's vocation?
(a) A poet.
(b) A scientist.
(c) A politician.
(d) An engineer.

4. Where does Nikola Tesla maintain a laboratory for turbine work?
(a) Newark, New Jersey.
(b) Chicago, Illinois.
(c) New York, New York.
(d) Bridgeport, Connecticut.

5. In what year is Yugoslavia formed?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1918.
(d) 1917.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the descendants of the Tesla flivver airplane?

2. In what year does the U.S. Supreme Court strike down the Marconi Company patents for the invention of radio?

3. In what decade is Prohibition enacted?

4. For what purpose does Nikola Tesla propose the use of radar?

5. What professor finds Nikola Tesla's ideas "thermodynamically sound"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 27, "Cosmic Communion," for what purpose does Nikola Tesla use his birthday parties during his eightieth decade?

2. What role does the National Research Council have in preventing Nikola from getting his ideas listened to?

3. What do Nikola and Ivan Mestrovic have in common, and how do they leverage those commonalities?

4. In Chapter 16,"Ridiculed, Condemned, Combated," what project is responsible for Nikola Tesla getting little sleep?

5. What closure does Nikola get as he learns about medical uses for his oscillator inventions?

6. Whom does Nikola approach for funding for his system to broadcast all wavelength channels from a single station, and why is this person his choice?

7. 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?

8. Describe why Nikola, now in his fifties, aggrandizes his theories and projects to others.

9. 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?

10. After 1915, why does Nikola work for two companies as described in Chapter 20, "Flying Stove"?

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