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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. For what experiment does Nikola Tesla solicit funding in New York in 1900?
(a) A new oscillator.
(b) A lightning generator.
(c) Telegraphic communication to any point on the globe.
(d) A new carbon button lamp.
2. After J. Pierpont Morgan dies in 1913, from whom does Nikola Tesla try to get investment funding?
(a) John Hays Hammond, Jr.
(b) Robert Underwood Johnson.
(c) J. P. Morgan.
3. In what year does the Great Depression begin?
4. What professor finds Nikola Tesla's ideas "thermodynamically sound"?
(a) Michael Reese.
(b) Adolph Slaby.
(c) Warren Rice.
(d) Gustave Kolischer.
5. How much does Nikola Tesla's 1906 invention weigh?
(a) Between 30 and 40 pounds.
(b) Less than 10 pounds.
(c) Less than 20 pounds.
(d) 30 pounds.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who backs out of his commitment for further investment in Wardenclyffe?
2. Why does Nikola Tesla wish to reject the Edison Medal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers?
3. Besides being an inventor, for what other role is Nikola Tesla known?
4. What is Charles Hausler's job for Nikola Tesla?
5. Whom does Lt. Hobson try to interest in robotry as a way to raise funds for Nikola Tesla?
Short Essay Questions
1. As described in Chapter 28, "Death and Transfiguration," why is Nikola Tesla caught in the middle of politics with regard to the role of Yugoslavia in World War II?
2. In Chapter 25, "The Birthday Parties," how does Kenneth Swezey make Nikola's seventy-fifth birthday memorable?
3. In Chapter 19, "The Nobel Affair," for what two inventions does Nikola Tesla think he can collaborate with John Hays Hammond, Jr., and why?
4. In Chapter 17, "The Great Radio Controversy," what court rules that Nikola Tesla is the inventor of radio, rather than William Marconi?
5. Why is Nikola Tesla constantly passed over for fame and fortune for his inventions, especially radio?
6. What happens when the New York Times publishes a story indicating that Tesla and Edison will receive a Nobel Prize in physics?
7. Why is there conflicting information about Nikola Tesla's invention of a "Chinese Wall" in the U.S. of Teleforce?
8. Why does Nikola care for pigeons in Chapter 23, "Pigeons"?
9. What mistake does Nikola make when proposing his process for degassifying copper to the American Smelting and Refining Company?
10. What role does the National Research Council have in preventing Nikola from getting his ideas listened to?
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