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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. Who arrives in America from Europe and becomes a minister of the new Tito government?
(a) Nikola Tesla's nephew.
(b) Nikola Tesla's cousin.
(c) Nikola Tesla's sister.
(d) Nikola Tesla's best friend.
2. Whom does Lt. Hobson try to interest in robotry as a way to raise funds for Nikola Tesla?
(a) The Coast Guard.
(b) The Navy.
(c) The Marines.
(d) The Army.
3. In 1906, what type of model does Nikola Tesla build?
(a) A bladeless turbine.
(b) A new AC dynamo.
(c) A new lightning machine.
(d) A magnesium copper lamp.
4. At how many revolutions per minute does the Tesla turbine run?
(a) 40,000 RPM.
(b) 37,500 RPM.
(c) 30,000 RPM.
(d) 35,000 RPM.
5. Where does Nikola Tesla go to create new inventions right after the Edison Medal event?
(a) St. Louis.
(d) New Jersey.
Short Answer Questions
1. On what invention does Nikola Tesla claim he is working?
2. With whom does the New York Times suggest that Nikola Tesla will share the 1915 Nobel Prize in physics?
3. What does Dr. Eisenbud suggest about Nikola Tesla's mental condition?
4. What happens to patents filed by Nikola Tesla in 1922?
5. What name does Nikola Tesla call Marconi?
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 mistake does Nikola make when proposing his process for degassifying copper to the American Smelting and Refining Company?
3. In Chapter 17, "The Great Radio Controversy," what court rules that Nikola Tesla is the inventor of radio, rather than William Marconi?
4. What role does the National Research Council have in preventing Nikola from getting his ideas listened to?
5. 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?
6. Describe Nikola's appearance and day-to-day circumstances as he enters his fifties as described in Chapter 18, "Midstream Perils".
7. In Chapter 16,"Ridiculed, Condemned, Combated," what project is responsible for Nikola Tesla getting little sleep?
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. After 1915, why does Nikola work for two companies as described in Chapter 20, "Flying Stove"?
10. Why does Nikola care for pigeons in Chapter 23, "Pigeons"?
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