Do You Know James Watt

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Do You Know James Watt

James Watt was a Scottish chemist, engineer and inventor in the 18th century with contribution to the work of Newcomen steam engine and more, take a quiz to learn more about Watt


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  • 1. 
    James Watt was a chemist, an engineer, and inventor who contributed to the work of Newcomen with his Watt steam engine in the year?
    • A. 

      1740

    • B. 

      1750

    • C. 

      1781

    • D. 

      1791

  • 2. 
    What initially worked as a maker of mathematical instruments, but soon became interested in steam engines. The first working steam engine was patented in the year?
    • A. 

      1765

    • B. 

      1666

    • C. 

      1670

    • D. 

      1698

  • 3. 
    While working as an instrument maker at the university, he became interested in the technology of steam engines. Which university did he design mathematical instrument for?
    • A. 

      Newcastle

    • B. 

      Manchester

    • C. 

      Luton

    • D. 

      Glasgow

  • 4. 
    Watt introduced a design enhancement, the separate condenser which avoided this was of energy and radically improved the power, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of?
    • A. 

      Pascaline

    • B. 

      Steam engine

    • C. 

      Combustion engine

    • D. 

      Hydraulic press

  • 5. 
    Watt later made an attempt to commercialize his invention, but experienced great financial difficulties until he entered a partnership with?
    • A. 

      Lorenzo

    • B. 

      Blaise Pascal

    • C. 

      Jon Bellion

    • D. 

      Mathew Boulton

  • 6. 
    The new partnership birthed a company called Boulton and Watt was eventually highly successful and Watt became a wealthy man, he died in the year?
    • A. 

      1784

    • B. 

      1819

    • C. 

      1987

    • D. 

      1879

  • 7. 
    James Watt was born in 1736 in Greenlock, Renfrewshire, a seaport on the Firth of the cycle, his father was a?
    • A. 

      Babbage

    • B. 

      Farian

    • C. 

      Anchor

    • D. 

      Shipwright

  • 8. 
    What did not attend school regularly, initially he was mostly schooled at home by his mother but later he attended?
    • A. 

      Greenock Grammar School

    • B. 

      Grammar School

    • C. 

      Grange Scool

    • D. 

      Loyola Secondary

  • 9. 
    At age eighteen, his mother died and his father’s health to fail, Watt traveled to back London to study?
    • A. 

      Philosophy

    • B. 

      Tourism

    • C. 

      Art

    • D. 

      Music

  • 10. 
    James Watt’s improvement to the steam engine, converted it from a prime mover of marginal efficiency into the mechanical workhouse of the?
    • A. 

      20th century

    • B. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • C. 

      18th century

    • D. 

      19th century

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