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  • 1. 

    Tick Tesla`s inventions.

    • A.

      Light Bulb

    • B.

      Phonograph

    • C.

      Neon Lamp

    • D.

      Direct current

    • E.

      The telephone

    • F.

      Radio

    • G.

      Electric Motor

    • H.

      Remote Control

    • I.

      The Tesla Coil

    • J.

      The motion picture

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Neon Lamp
    F. Radio
    G. Electric Motor
    H. Remote Control
    I. The Tesla Coil
    Explanation
    Tesla coil (1890) is one of Nikola Tesla's most famous inventions. Nikola Tesla dreamed of creating a way to supply power to the world without stringing wires across the globe. Radio (1897): In 1897, Tesla first sent a wireless transmission from his lab at Houston Street in New York City to a boat on the Hudson River -- 25 miles (40 km) away. Tesla`s patent of remote controlled model boat, was demonstrated in 1898. Tesla developed and used florescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years before industry "invented" them. Tesla's invention of the electric motor (1930) has finally been popularized by a car brandishing his name.

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  • 2. 

     Nikola Tesla was born during a lightning storm?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes.
    Explanation
    Tesla was born during a particularly violent lightning storm. According to family legend, midway through the birth, the midwife said the storm is a bad sign and that Tesla would be a “child of darkness.” Tesla’s mom immediately replied: “No. He will be a child of light.”

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  • 3. 

    Who was Nikola Tesla?

    • A.

      A teacher

    • B.

      A biologist

    • C.

      An inventor

    Correct Answer
    C. An inventor
    Explanation
    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, and mechanical engineer.

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  • 4. 

    When was Nikola Tesla born?

    • A.

      Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1858.

    • B.

      Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1857.

    • C.

      Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856

    Correct Answer
    C. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856
    Explanation
    Nikola Tesla was born to Serbian parents on the 10th of July, 1856 in the village of Smiljan, part of the Austrian Empire (now Croatia). He had four brothers and sisters Dane, Angelina, Milka and Marica. Tesla's interest in electrical invention was spurred by his mother, Djuka Mandic, who invented small household appliances in her spare time. Tesla's father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian orthodox priest and a writer, and he pushed for his son to join the priesthood. But Nikola's interests lay in the sciences.

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  • 5. 

    In 1882 Nikola Tesla moved to...

    • A.

      The USA

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Hungary

    • D.

      Hungary

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    Tesla moved to France in 1882 where he worked on electrical equipment at the Continental Edison Company.

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  • 6. 

    Nikola Tesla spoke seven languages.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He spoke eight languages: Serbo-Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin.

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  • 7. 

    Nikola Tesla loved nature and was a environmentalist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    “Is nature a gigantic cat? If so, who strokes its back? It can only be God,” Nikola Tesla

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  • 8. 

    Tesla built the first power plant.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 1895, along with George Westinghouse, Tesla built the first power plant to tap the hydroelectric potential trapped within Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls Power Company marked the final victory of Tesla’s Poly-phase Alternating Current (AC) electricity, which powers the world today.

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  • 9. 

    How many patents Nikola Tesla file for?

    • A.

      More than 700

    • B.

      Less than 200

    • C.

      More than 250

    Correct Answer
    A. More than 700
    Explanation
    Tesla filed more than 700 patents for everything from wireless communication to fluorescent lighting. He was an inventor who obtained around 300 patents worldwide for his inventions. There are a minimum of 278 patents issued to Tesla in 26 countries. Many of Tesla's patents were in the United States, Britain, and Canada, but many other patents were approved in countries around the globe.

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  • 10. 

    Nikola Tesla died alone in a hotel room.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tesla died quietly and alone on Orthodox Christmas, January 7, 1943, in room #3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker in New York City. He was 86 years old.

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