Inventing For Different Reasons

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  • 1. 
    To make the remedy, he mixed _________________.
    • A. 

      Water and ice.

    • B. 

      Coca leaves and ice.

    • C. 

      Coca leaves and cola nuts.

    • D. 

      Water and carbonated water.

  • 2. 
    His assistant made a mistake and added carbonated water instead on plain water. Today, that mixture is known as _______________.
    • A. 

      Tea.

    • B. 

      Panadol.

    • C. 

      Coca-Cola.

    • D. 

      Carbon Dioxide.

  • 3. 
    In 1902, Mary Anderson, the inventor of windscreen wipers, visited New York during ______________.
    • A. 

      Fall.

    • B. 

      Spring.

    • C. 

      Summer.

    • D. 

      Winter.

  • 4. 
    She noticed that they driver of her streetcar could not see clearly because of _______________.
    • A. 

      Thick snow.

    • B. 

      Wind and rain.

    • C. 

      Falling leaves.

    • D. 

      Lack of lighting.

  • 5. 
    Her windscreen wipers ________________________________ .
    • A. 

      Were inside the glass and had to be moved from the outside.

    • B. 

      Were inside the glass and could be moved from inside the streetcar.

    • C. 

      Were outside the glass and had to be moved from the outside.

    • D. 

      Were outside the glass and could be moved from inside the streetcar.

  • 6. 
    A patent office is set up to __________________ .
    • A. 

      Protect an inventor's idea.

    • B. 

      Enable inventors to copy one another.

    • C. 

      Make sure that nobody has new ideas.

    • D. 

      Make it difficult for people to invent new things.

  • 7. 
    In 1970, a researcher at the 3M Company in the US tried to make an adhesive, which is a kind of _________________.
    • A. 

      Glue.

    • B. 

      Paper.

    • C. 

      Liquid.

    • D. 

      Cloth.

  • 8. 
    He wanted the adhesive to be _____________________ than what they already had.
    • A. 

      Much weaker

    • B. 

      Much stronger

    • C. 

      More colourful

    • D. 

      More long lasting

  • 9. 
    After discovering that the adhesive that he made turned out to be much weaker than he expected, what did he do with it?
    • A. 

      He sold it.

    • B. 

      He threw it away.

    • C. 

      He did not throw it away.

    • D. 

      He showed it to other people.

  • 10. 
    Ten years later, another researcher used the adhesive to _________________________.
    • A. 

      Try to make it stronger.

    • B. 

      Try to make it weaker.

    • C. 

      Stick metal parts together.

    • D. 

      Stick on small bits of paper.

  • 11. 
    The advantage of the weak adhesive was that _____________________.
    • A. 

      It did not damage the pages.

    • B. 

      It did not stick onto anything at all.

    • C. 

      It could stick things together permanently.

    • D. 

      It could be used to stick anything together strongly.

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