General Awareness:Important Inventions Set 2

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 173

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What now-ubiquitous device was invented by Zenith engineer Eugene Polley in 1955?
    • A. 

      Microwave oven

    • B. 

      Remote control

    • C. 

      VCR

    • D. 

      Calculator

  • 2. 
    What Benjamin Franklin invented?
    • A. 

      Bifocal spectacles

    • B. 

      Radio

    • C. 

      Barometer

    • D. 

      Hygrometer

  • 3. 
    This part-time race car driver invented the bucket seat in 1969. Who was he??
    • A. 

      Steve McQueen

    • B. 

      Harrison Frazier

    • C. 

      Paul Newman

    • D. 

      John Wayne

  • 4. 
    What plaything was invented by Joe McVicker in 1956?
    • A. 

      Silly Putty

    • B. 

      Etch-A-Sketch

    • C. 

      Lite-Brite

    • D. 

      Play-Doh

  • 5. 
    Who was the first American female to patent her invention, a method of weaving straw with silk?
    • A. 

      Marjorie Joyner

    • B. 

      Margaret Knight

    • C. 

      Amanda Jones

    • D. 

      Mary Kies

  • 6. 
    Who invented Gramophone?
    • A. 

      Michael Faraday

    • B. 

      Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      Sir Alexander Graham Bell

    • D. 

      Thomas Alva Edison

  • 7. 
    Who invented Internal Combustion Engine?
    • A. 

      Roger Bacon

    • B. 

      Karl Benz

    • C. 

      Dr. Alan M. Turing

    • D. 

      Otto

  • 8. 
    What furniture item was invented by California furniture designer Charles Prior Hall in 1968?
    • A. 

      Sofa bed

    • B. 

      Captain's chair

    • C. 

      Waterbed

    • D. 

      Hammock

  • 9. 
    The Manhattan Project was started by President Roosevelt in 1942 to ensure that the U.S. beat the Germans in developing a nuclear bomb. Whom did Roosevelt appoint as scientific head the Manhattan Project?
    • A. 

      Robert Oppenheimer

    • B. 

      James B. Conant

    • C. 

      Leslie R. Groves

    • D. 

      Vannevar Bush

  • 10. 
    When was the first lawn mower invented?
    • A. 

      1830

    • B. 

      1854

    • C. 

      1835

    • D. 

      1849

  • 11. 
    In which decade were the first successful diode and triode vacuum tubes invented?
    • A. 

      1800s

    • B. 

      1880s

    • C. 

      1890s

    • D. 

      1900s

  • 12. 
    Who is the English physicist responsible for the 'Big Bang Theory'?
    • A. 

      Albert Einstein

    • B. 

      Michael Skube

    • C. 

      George Gamow

    • D. 

      Roger Penrose

  • 13. 
    What 'game' was first produced by the Southern Novelty Company in Baltimore, Maryland in 1892?
    • A. 

      Frisbee

    • B. 

      Monopoly

    • C. 

      Ouija board

    • D. 

      Ping Pong

  • 14. 
    Who had an explosive idea and first patented DYNAMITE?
    • A. 

      J. R. Gluber

    • B. 

      A. Nobel

    • C. 

      G. Fawks

    • D. 

      W. Bickford

  • 15. 
    Who invented the Spinning Jenny?
    • A. 

      Thornton Hargreaves

    • B. 

      Peter Hargreaves

    • C. 

      James Hargreaves

    • D. 

      Simon Hargreaves

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