The History Of Television (Test)

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 86

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History Quizzes & Trivia

Reviews the history of television and other technological advancements


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the FCC?
  • 2. 
    What is the purpose of the FCC?
  • 3. 
    How does the telegraph work?
  • 4. 
    Who developed the electrical speech machine?
  • 5. 
    Who discovered how sound waves traveled and how to transmit them wirelessly between two points?
  • 6. 
    How was the wireless used in 1912 to save 700 people?
  • 7. 
    What was showcased at the 1939 World’s fair on television?
  • 8. 
    How many US cities had commercial television service between 1930 and 1950?
  • 9. 
    How many US households have at least one television set today?
  • 10. 
    Who introduced America to weekday news programming?
  • 11. 
    How many US cities had commercial television service between 1930 and 1950?
  • 12. 
    Name one new technology that occurred in television from 1960 – 1980. 
  • 13. 
     When was HDTV introduced?
  • 14. 
    What is PBS and why was it created?
  • 15. 
    What are three technologies that were developed since 1990?
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