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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nikola Tesla invent that is used in Rahway, New Jersey?

2. Who helps to found the Tesla Society around 1956?

3. How does Thomas Edison use electrocution as a political weapon?

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

5. What happens to Nikola Tesla when he steps onto his experimental platform in his laboratory?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Nikola memorialized on the one hundredth anniversary of his birth in 1956?

2. What are the six fundamental principles of modern radio, and where does Nikola Tesla demonstrate them in 1893?

3. In Chapter 10, "An Error in Judgment," describe three reasons why Nikola is almost destitute financially.

4. Why is Nikola Tesla constantly passed over for fame and fortune for his inventions, especially radio?

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

6. In Chapter 13, "Hurler of Lightning," what are some of the effects of Nikola Tesla's experiments with the magnifying oscillator in Colorado Springs?

7. In Chapter 11, "To Mars," what patents does Nikola file in November, 1897, and what application do they potentially support?

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

9. In Chapter 30, "The Legacy," why does Robert Golka believe in the work of Nikola Tesla and continue to carry it on, and why is this also frustrating for Golka?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nikola Tesla has learned to hobnob with high society as a way to gain access to potential investors. He is clearly eccentric and not affluent, yet he is accepted as a member of the New York "400." What reasons can you give for this? Describe your reasons why the Robert Underwood Johnson family considers him worthy of inclusion at their Lexington Avenue parties. Why are the conventions Nikola learns from socializing with the Johnsons important to his ongoing society efforts?

Essay Topic 2

The tragic death of Nikola Tesla's older brother Daniel impacts Nikola Tesla at a very early age.

Part 1) Discuss how the loss of Nikola's brother Daniel leads to problems of self-confidence for Nikola.

Part 2) How does Daniel's death later impact Nikola Tesla's ability to be more successful and productive in his science career in America.

Essay Topic 3

Nikola never profited much financially from any of his inventions, and many were never patented. In addition, many of his ideas were developed decades, or even centuries before science and technology were sufficiently developed to carry the work forward. Choose two of Nikola's inventions, and trace the youth and adult experiences in Nikola's life that contribute to this futuristic outlook. Provide examples in the book that seem to substantiate reasons for his unique ability to see far into the science and technology future.

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