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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who invented the telephone?

    • A.

      Thomas Edison

    • B.

      Martin Luther King

    • C.

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • D.

      James Watt

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexander Graham Bell
    Explanation
    Alexander Graham Bell is credited with inventing the telephone. He was a Scottish-born scientist and inventor who is best known for his work on developing the telephone. Bell's invention revolutionized communication by allowing people to talk to each other over long distances. He filed his patent for the telephone in 1876 and went on to establish the Bell Telephone Company. His invention laid the foundation for the modern telecommunications industry and has had a profound impact on society.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the inventor's partner?

    • A.

      Martin Watson

    • B.

      Luke Watson

    • C.

      James Watson

    • D.

      Thomas Watson

    Correct Answer
    D. Thomas Watson
    Explanation
    Thomas Watson was the inventor's partner. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options, Martin Watson, Luke Watson, and James Watson, are not commonly associated with being the partner of an inventor.

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  • 3. 

    What were the first words spoken into a telephone?

    • A.

      "Watson, come here, I want you."

    • B.

      "Watson, I need you to investigate."

    • C.

      "Watson, quickly come. I think we've succeeded."

    • D.

      "Watson, I've done it. We've invented this transmitter."

    Correct Answer
    A. "Watson, come here, I want you."
    Explanation
    The first words spoken into a telephone were "Watson, come here, I want you." This answer is correct because it accurately identifies the phrase that Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant, Thomas Watson, during the first successful telephone call in 1876. Bell called out to Watson to come and listen to the sound transmitted through the telephone, which marked a significant milestone in the development of this communication technology.

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  • 4. 

    Watson was sued and won all of his court cases.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Watson being sued and winning all of his court cases suggests that he was successful in defending himself against the lawsuits brought against him. This implies that the claims made against Watson lacked sufficient evidence or were found to be unsubstantiated in the court of law. Therefore, the answer "Yes" indicates that Watson was able to successfully defend himself and emerge victorious in all of his legal battles.

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  • 5. 

    When was the telephone invented?

    • A.

      1875

    • B.

      1876

    • C.

      1877

    • D.

      1878

    Correct Answer
    B. 1876
    Explanation
    The telephone was invented in 1876.

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  • 6. 

    When was the rotary telephone invented?

    • A.

      1890

    • B.

      1891

    • C.

      1892

    • D.

      1893

    Correct Answer
    C. 1892
    Explanation
    The rotary telephone was invented in 1892. This invention revolutionized communication by introducing a dial that allowed users to select numbers by rotating a dial instead of using a push-button mechanism. This innovation greatly improved the efficiency and convenience of telephone usage, making it easier for people to make calls and connect with others.

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  • 7. 

    Who eliminated the need for operators?

    • A.

      Adrian Stravinsky

    • B.

      Albert Strimbasch

    • C.

      Arnold Schwartznegger

    • D.

      Almon Stowerger

    Correct Answer
    D. Almon Stowerger
    Explanation
    Almon Stowerger eliminated the need for operators.

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  • 8. 

    How much did the first mobile phone sell for?

    • A.

      $3000

    • B.

      $3500

    • C.

      $4000

    • D.

      $4500

    Correct Answer
    C. $4000
    Explanation
    The first mobile phone sold for $4000.

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  • 9. 

    Three of these names describe the same telephone model, which one does not?

    • A.

      Butterstamp

    • B.

      French Phone

    • C.

      Desk Set

    • D.

      Candlestick

    Correct Answer
    A. Butterstamp
    Explanation
    The names "French Phone," "Desk Set," and "Candlestick" all describe different types of telephone models. However, "Butterstamp" does not describe any known telephone model, making it the odd one out.

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