Thomas Edison Interesting Life Facts! Trivia Quiz

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Thomas Edison Interesting Life Facts! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Friends

    • C. 

      An Education

    • D. 

      Time

    • E. 

      Light Bulb

  • 2. 
    Edison invented the first incandescent light bulb in what year?
    • A. 

      1929

    • B. 

      1879

    • C. 

      1847

    • D. 

      1913

  • 3. 
    Edison't first major occupation was that of a(n) 
    • A. 

      Janitor

    • B. 

      Electrician

    • C. 

      Telegraph operator

    • D. 

      Train operator

    • E. 

      Inventor

  • 4. 
    According to Edison success is 
    • A. 

      1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration

    • B. 

      1% Perspiration 99% Inspiration

    • C. 

      1% Hard Work 99% Luck

    • D. 

      1% Luck and 99% Hard Work

  • 5. 
    Edison sold his first practical invention, the global stock ticker, for $40,000.  How much was he originally willing to sell it for?
    • A. 

      $60,000

    • B. 

      $5000

    • C. 

      $2000

    • D. 

      $500

  • 6. 
    How did Edison propose to his wife?
    • A. 

      By using a flashlight

    • B. 

      The first day they met

    • C. 

      By tapping morse code on a pipe

    • D. 

      Telegram

  • 7. 
    What was Edison's nickname? 
    • A. 

      The Wizard of Light

    • B. 

      The Wizard of Oz

    • C. 

      The Wizard of Menlo Park

    • D. 

      The Wizard of Invention

  • 8. 
    Mr. Taggart was opposed to Edison inventing the electric light because it would lower his stock investment in
    • A. 

      Candle wax

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Lantern oil

    • D. 

      Cole mines

  • 9. 
    Edison nearly lost his Menlo Laboratory because of numerous unpaid bills. What invention kept him from going bankrupt?
    • A. 

      The invention of the paper clip

    • B. 

      The invention of the electric light bulb

    • C. 

      The "Talking Machine" an early phonograph

    • D. 

      The "Dynamo" an electric generator

  • 10. 
    About how many different filaments did Thomas Edison try before successfully inventing the light bulb?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      10,000

  • 11. 
    Edison found that most of the filament materials used in the light bulb would burn up within a few seconds after turning on the electric current.  How did he solve this problem?
    • A. 

      He used a lower voltage and current.

    • B. 

      He used a noncombustible material for the filament.

    • C. 

      He added oxygen to the lightbulb.

    • D. 

      He created a vacuum in the lightbulb.

  • 12. 
    Which city was the first to be lit up at night with electric lights?
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Baltimore

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      New York

  • 13. 
    In tribute to Thomas Edison, electric lights in the United States were dimmed for one minute on October 21, 1931, a few days after his death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False