Key Inventors Of The Industrial Revolution

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Key Inventors of the Industrial Revolution


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following inventors/scientists did NOT make an important discovery in the period of the Industrial Revolution?

    • A.

      Steve Jobs

    • B.

      Albert Einstein

    • C.

      The Wright Brothers

    • D.

      Thomas Edison

    Correct Answer
    A. Steve Jobs
    Explanation
    Steve Jobs did not make an important discovery during the Industrial Revolution. While he was a significant figure in the digital revolution and made important contributions to the field of technology with the development of products like the iPhone and iPad, his work occurred much later, well after the period of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution took place between the 18th and 19th centuries, while Jobs' contributions were made in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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  • 2. 

    Thomas Edison invented many things.  One of them was the __________________.

    • A.

      Cotton gin

    • B.

      Internet

    • C.

      Air plane

    • D.

      Incandescent light bulb

    Correct Answer
    D. Incandescent light bulb
    Explanation
    Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the incandescent light bulb. This invention revolutionized the way we illuminate our surroundings by providing a practical and reliable source of artificial light. Edison's incandescent light bulb used a filament made of carbonized bamboo that produced light when heated by an electric current. This invention paved the way for modern lighting systems and had a profound impact on various industries and everyday life.

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  • 3. 

    Who invented the first manned flying machine? 

    • A.

      Charles Lindbergh

    • B.

      William E. Boeing

    • C.

      Thomas Edison

    • D.

      The Wright Brothers

    Correct Answer
    D. The Wright Brothers
    Explanation
    The Wright Brothers invented the first manned flying machine. They successfully designed, built, and flew the world's first successful airplane in 1903. Their invention, known as the Wright Flyer, marked a significant milestone in aviation history and paved the way for modern air travel. Charles Lindbergh, William E. Boeing, and Thomas Edison were not directly involved in the invention of the first manned flying machine.

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  • 4. 

    What is this illustration an example of?

    • A.

      Telephone

    • B.

      Telegraph

    • C.

      Phonograph

    • D.

      Movie player

    Correct Answer
    C. Phonograph
    Explanation
    This illustration is an example of a phonograph because it depicts a device used to play recorded sound. The image shows a cylindrical object with a large horn attached to it, which is characteristic of early phonographs. Phonographs were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and were used to listen to music and other audio recordings.

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  • 5. 

    This scientist theory of relativity changed the way people viewed the world with this equation.  Who created this equation?

    • A.

      Thomas Edison

    • B.

      Orville Wright

    • C.

      Albert Einstein

    • D.

      Batman

    Correct Answer
    C. Albert Einstein
    Explanation
    Albert Einstein created the equation that is referred to as the theory of relativity. This equation revolutionized the way people perceived the world by introducing the concept of space-time and the interrelation between matter and energy. It is one of the most significant scientific theories in history and has had a profound impact on various fields, including physics and cosmology.

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  • 6. 

    Where did the Wright Brothers have their first successful manned flight?

    • A.

      Charleston, South Carolina

    • B.

      Washington, D.C.

    • C.

      Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

    • D.

      Atlanta, Georgia

    Correct Answer
    C. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
    Explanation
    The Wright Brothers had their first successful manned flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This location is significant because it provided the ideal conditions for their experiments, including strong winds and soft sandy ground that allowed for safe landings. The Wright Brothers chose Kitty Hawk for its isolation and lack of obstacles, which allowed them to focus on perfecting their flying machine without interference. This historic flight in Kitty Hawk marked a major milestone in aviation history and paved the way for future developments in flight technology.

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  • 7. 

    How long did the first recorded manned flight The Wright Brothers last?

    • A.

      12 minutes

    • B.

      12 seconds

    • C.

      In never got off the ground

    • D.

      4 hours

    Correct Answer
    B. 12 seconds
    Explanation
    The first recorded manned flight by The Wright Brothers lasted for 12 seconds. This short duration indicates that their initial flight was brief and limited in distance covered.

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  • 8. 

    What big project did Albert Einstein help with when he was a  physicist (scientist)?

    • A.

      Creating the atomic bomb (nuclear bomb)

    • B.

      Building the time bomb

    • C.

      Creating a faster train

    • D.

      Building taller buildings out of steel

    Correct Answer
    A. Creating the atomic bomb (nuclear bomb)
    Explanation
    Albert Einstein helped with the creation of the atomic bomb (nuclear bomb). As a physicist, he played a significant role in the development of the theory of relativity and the understanding of nuclear energy. Einstein's famous equation, E=mc², provided the basis for harnessing the immense energy released by splitting the atom. Although he did not directly participate in the Manhattan Project, which led to the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II, his scientific contributions and advocacy for its development were influential in its realization.

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  • 9. 

    The phonograph was the first invention that ___________________.

    • A.

      Let people make long distance phone calls

    • B.

      Recorded TV shows

    • C.

      Played recorded music at a persons home

    • D.

      Played movies on the big screen

    Correct Answer
    C. Played recorded music at a persons home
    Explanation
    The phonograph was the first invention that played recorded music at a person's home. This invention, developed by Thomas Edison in 1877, allowed people to listen to music in the comfort of their own homes for the first time. It revolutionized the way music was consumed and enjoyed, paving the way for future advancements in audio technology.

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  • 10. 

    What were the names of the 2 telephone companies that Alexander Graham Bell created?

    • A.

      Bell Telephone Company

    • B.

      United Telephones of America

    • C.

      Telephones of the United States

    • D.

      American Telephone and Telegraph

    • E.

      All American Telephone and Telegraph

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bell Telephone Company
    D. American Telephone and Telegraph
    Explanation
    Alexander Graham Bell created the Bell Telephone Company and the American Telephone and Telegraph.

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  • 11. 

    READ VERY CAREFULLYThomas Edison created a company that provided oil  called General Electric.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The company General Electric provided electricity.

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  • 12. 

    The Wright Brothers started the Aircraft Industry.  They were the 1st to create the very first __________________________.

    • A.

      Could make it to outer space

    • B.

      Could fly with 2 engines

    • C.

      Had a person on the plane flying it

    • D.

      Had a man control the plane from the ground

    Correct Answer
    C. Had a person on the plane flying it
    Explanation
    The Wright Brothers started the Aircraft Industry by creating the very first aircraft that had a person on the plane flying it. They were pioneers in aviation and their invention paved the way for the development of the aircraft industry.

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  • 13. 

    What are some ways that Thomas Edison and the invention of the electric generator helped improve life in America.  (CHOOSE 2)

    • A.

      Factories could stay open at night to increase productivity of consumer goods

    • B.

      Police could now see better to capture criminals

    • C.

      New technology made life at home much easier and allowed more free time

    • D.

      Hospitals can not save people from dying

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Factories could stay open at night to increase productivity of consumer goods
    C. New technology made life at home much easier and allowed more free time
    Explanation
    Thomas Edison and the invention of the electric generator revolutionized life in America in two significant ways. Firstly, factories could now stay open at night, thanks to the availability of electricity. This increased productivity in the manufacturing sector, leading to a greater production of consumer goods. Secondly, the new technology of electricity made life at home much easier and more convenient. It allowed for the use of electric appliances, such as electric lights and appliances, which saved time and effort for households, ultimately providing more free time for individuals.

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