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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Despite the fact that Nikola Tesla inspires the science of radar, in what year is Robert A. Watson-Watt officially credited with the invention?
2. In what year does Nikola Tesla file a patent to describe the supercooling of conductors to appreciably lower resistance?
3. To where does Nikola Tesla begin to write letters at age fifty?
4. What is the location of the tower that Nikola Tesla builds for his experiment on Long Island?
5. Who asks Nikola Tesla to accept the Edison Medal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers?
Essay Topic 1
In his earlier years, Nikola subscribes to the theory that women have a certain place in the fabric of society, supportive of their men, and not holding leadership positions. Later, through his friendship with Katherine Johnson and women such as Ann Morgan, he changes his position. Describe how his position changes, how he makes this known publicly, and what influence you think Katherine and Ann individually or collectively have on this shift.
Essay Topic 2
For a period in Nikola Tesla's life, he becomes quite secretive about more than surface details of his inventions. In his seventies, he announces earth-shattering inventions and makes numerous prophecies. To what do you attribute these changes? Why is Nikola suddenly willing to take risks again after so many years? How much of this change can be attributed to the interest shown to him by Kenneth Swezey?
Essay Topic 3
During his life, Nikola makes many claims regarding the invention of devices designed to protect America during wartime. After his death in 1943, several people attempt to find his research papers, fearing that they may have fallen into the hands of other countries. Based on what you learned about Nikola Tesla in this book, do you think he actually completed any of these projects? Do you believe that he may have provided this information to any other countries, especially given the reluctance of the U.S. government to further them? State and justify your position with examples from the book.
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