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American Inventors Quiz

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What is the name of this American entrepreneur credited with the invention of the Model T. and with it, the modern process for automobile production?
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Walter Chrysler
Henry Ford
Lou Chevrolet
William Durant

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Samuel Colt was famous in the Old West because of his namesake company. What cowboy essential did his business produce?
Whiskey
Cowboy hats
Saddles
Guns

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Many American inventors focused on improving industrial productivity or home life. What revolutionary household item is Elias Howe often credited with having pioneered?
The refrigerator
The toaster
The microwave
The sewing machine

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One of the world's favorite drinks, Coca-Cola has been around since 1892. What is the name of the man who invented this fizzy delight?
Chester Mayberry
Alfred Coca
John Pemberton
Ray Geils

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In 1999, inventor Dean Kamen created what single-person transportation oddity?
The Segway
The motor-trike
The moped
The hover-board

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The Industrial Revolution was an era that was started in the textile business. One of the first products to spark the Industrial Revolution, the cotton gin, was invented by what American to increase textile production?
Randolph McCormick
Eil Whitney
Peter Saint-Claire
James Hargreaves

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Garret Morgan has often been called one of the most forward-thinking African-American inventors of all time. Which of the following did he create during the advent of the automobile?
The traffic light
The inflatable rubber tire
The windshield wiper
The windshield

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Even before it became an independent nation, America was still home to some brilliant inventors. What founding father famously invented bifocals and the lightning rod among numerous other creations?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
Ben Franklin

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With an increase in urbanization came an increase in crime in the United States. In order to protect homes, what man invented the cylinder locks that we still use to guard our belongings today?
Phillip Gilmore Jr.
Lloyd Renn Jr.
Anthony Oxhart Jr.
Linus Yale Jr.

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What is the name of this gentleman who invented the telegraph all the way back in the 1830s? (Hint; The language that telegraphs communicate with is named in honor of him)
Albert Kepler
Louis Viseau
Samuel Morse
Adam McKinley

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Cyrus McCormick is a famous name in agriculture because of his dedication to inventing products to improve farm work. Which of the following is one of McCormick's creations?
The mechanical reaper
The seed drill
The concept of crop rotation
The first tractor

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Frank Zamboni, one of our more recent inventors, invented an item that would be named after him. What does this namesake invention do?
Cook food quicker than a conventional oven
Resurface ice rinks
Broadcast wireless signals
Display hi-def images

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The modern keyboard is often referred to as a QWERTY keyboard because of how the keys are arranged. What is the name of the man responsible for inventing these keyboards?
Christopher L. Sholes
Logan J. Meiser
Richard V. Donovan
Dave T. Millhouse

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Inventor Frederick McKinley Jones dedicated his life to improving the safety of food products. Which of the following items is he most notable for inventing?
The convection oven
The freezer
The refrigerated truck
The meat thermometer

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Charles F. Kettering's grand contribution to the world of automobiles was which of the following inventions?
The seat belt
The windshield
The steering wheel
The electric starting motor

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The lasting machine, a product that aided in shoe production, was invented by what brilliant person?
Harriet P. O'Neil
Winifred L. Smith
Jan E. Matzeliger
Adrian W. Wendell

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What is the name of the famous American inventor who was responsible for the creation of the light bulb, the phonograph, and even the movie camera?
Ben Franklin
Thomas Edison
Robert Fulton
J. P. Morgan

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As much as we may take it for granted some times, air conditioning has certainly made our lives more comfortable. What man can we thank for the creation of the modern A.C. system?
Willis Carrier
Lewis Maxwell
Maxwell Lewis
Thomas Compton

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The Goodyear Tire Company is one of America's more recognizable industries because of just how long-standing it is as well as its iconic advertising blimps. What is the name of the man who started this tire company and also invented vulcanized rubber?
Ryna Goodyear
Matthew Cook
Charles Goodyear
Tristen Rider

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Josephine Cochrane became one of the first highly successful female American inventors with the invention of what common household item?
The electric dishwasher
The egg beater
The drying machine
The electric ceiling fan

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In the 1900's, with the increase in audio-utilizing technology, there was an increase in the need for better recording equipment. Which of the following inventors spent his life perfecting the microphone and other audio equipment?
Julio De Cabetza Rodriguez
James E. M. West
Wilson Peter Fawles
Tiffin Grimsly Walsh

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The scientist J. Presper Eckert's invention of the E.N.I.A.C. was one of the first huge leaps in what scientific field of study
Astronomy
Anatomy
Computer Sciences
Nuclear Physics

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What African-American inventor, nicknamed "Black Edison" by his peers, was responsible for such technological innovations in his time as the telephone transmitter?
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Granville Woods
Matthias Melville
Roger Flannery
Tyson Holmes

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What is the name of the 19th Century botanist and biologist who was famous for publishing 44 practical bulletins that described the many applications that peanuts could be used for?
Leo Finestein
Anthony Lowell
Franklin O. Tallahassee
George Washington Carver

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The Wright brothers made history in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina back in 1903 by successfully testing the first what?
Motorcycle
Airplane
Automobile
Zeppelin

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Polio was an infectious disease that terrorized children and adults alike before a vaccine was found for it. What is the name of the brilliant American who crafted this vaccine?
Larry Robins
Jonas Salk
Michael Raddington
Zeke Tipton

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Percy Lavon Julian was a scientist who pioneered what crucial scientific process?
The chemical synthesizing of drugs
Man-made nuclear fusion
Distillation of alcohol
The chemical crafting of vaccinations

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What invention was nicknamed "Fulton's Folly" because its inventor, Robert Fulton, put so much time and effort into it without ever expecting much success to come from it?
The tractor
The steamboat
The cash register
The steam locomotive

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Since mankind first looked up, he dreamed of reaching whatever was  beyond the sky. The world's first liquid-fueled rocket was invented by what man to achieve this dream?
Tempelton Reinhardt
Martin Cicero
Vincent Crosby
Robert Goddard

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When automobiles were first invented, they lacked many of the features that we now consider crucial. That being said, what notable inventor created the windshield wiper nearly twenty years after the first car was built?
Mary Anderson
Martha Hedge
Nora Lighter
June Kennedy

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Sergey Brin and Larry Page are world-famous as the creators of what iconic Internet site?
Youtube
Firefox
Google
Facebook

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