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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. In what year does Nikola Tesla file a patent to describe the supercooling of conductors to appreciably lower resistance?
2. After Mark Twain and J. Pierpont Morgan die, what happens to Nikola Tesla's behavior?
(a) It becomes depressing.
(b) It becomes erratic.
(c) It becomes stranger.
(d) It becomes more upbeat.
3. What name does Nikola Tesla call Marconi?
4. What influences does Nikola Tesla believe will compromise the religion of the human race in the year 2100?
(a) The essences of Buddhism and Christianity.
(b) The essences of Buddhism and Atheism.
(c) The essences of Buddhism and Judaism.
(d) The essences of Christianity and Judaism.
5. Where does Nikola Tesla spend time feeding pigeons?
(a) Union Square Park.
(b) Central Park.
(c) Bryant Park.
(d) Riverside Drive Park.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Nikola Tesla never sure what day to celebrate for his birthday?
2. What is rumored to have been developed in 1924 by Nikola Tesla?
3. What does Nikola Tesla need now to capitalize on his 1906 invention?
4. How much capital funded the incorporation of the Tesla Ozone Company?
5. In what year does Katherine Johnson die?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 19, "The Nobel Affair," for what two inventions does Nikola Tesla think he can collaborate with John Hays Hammond, Jr., and why?
2. What use does Nikola describe for radar in Chapter 21, "Radar"?
3. In Chapter 24, "Transitions," why does Nikola Tesla bemoan the "problem" of women in an interview in the Detroit Free Press?
4. What mistake does Nikola make when proposing his process for degassifying copper to the American Smelting and Refining Company?
5. What does the fact that Nikola Tesla tries to send a letter to the long-dead Mark Twain signal about his impending death?
6. In Chapter 26, "Corks on Water," explain why J.P. Morgan will not invest in proposals Nikola Tesla makes after the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
7. What role does the National Research Council have in preventing Nikola from getting his ideas listened to?
8. 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?
9. Why does Nikola care for pigeons in Chapter 23, "Pigeons"?
10. Why is Nikola Tesla constantly passed over for fame and fortune for his inventions, especially radio?
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