Thomas Edison Quiz

Thomas Edison is one of history's most prolific inventors. How much do you know about him?

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Thomas Edison is one of history's most prolific inventors. How much do you know about him?

1. How many patents did Thomas Edison register?

  • 768
  • 1,093
  • 125
  • 579

2. Which was NOT one of Thomas Edison's inventions?

  • The first practical long-lasting light bulb
  • The phonograph
  • Stock ticker
  • Telephone

3. Thomas Edison recited a line of what nursery rhyme when testing his phonograph?

  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Old Mother Hubbard
  • Little Bo Peep

4. Thomas Edison developed the world's first central electric-light power plant. The power plant provided electricity to which city?

  • Boston
  • New York City
  • Menlo Park, New Jersey
  • Hoboken, New Jersey

5. Thomas Edison suffered from a disability. What was it?

  • Deafness
  • He was blind in one eye.
  • He could not walk.
  • He could not speak.

6. What is the last word of the following quotation, which is one of Thomas Edison's most famous lines? "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% ____."

  • Perspiration
  • Luck
  • Imagination
  • Labor

7. What did Thomas Edison call the movie camera he helped develop with William Dickson?

  • Moviescope
  • Photophone
  • Kinetoscope
  • Videoscope

8. For which invention did Thomas Edison receive his first patent?

  • Stock ticker
  • Electric vote recorder
  • Alkaline battery
  • Telegraph

9. How long did Thomas Edison stay in school as a child?

  • 6 months
  • 12 years
  • 3 months
  • 5 years

10. Thomas Edison started his own electric company, called Edison Electric. The company partnered with another company and is still operating today. What is that company called?

Your Results:

1. How many patents did Thomas Edison register?
1,093

2. Which was NOT one of Thomas Edison's inventions?
Telephone

3. Thomas Edison recited a line of what nursery rhyme when testing his phonograph?
Mary Had a Little Lamb

4. Thomas Edison developed the world's first central electric-light power plant. The power plant provided electricity to which city?
Menlo Park, New Jersey

5. Thomas Edison suffered from a disability. What was it?
Deafness

6. What is the last word of the following quotation, which is one of Thomas Edison's most famous lines? "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% ____."
Perspiration

7. What did Thomas Edison call the movie camera he helped develop with William Dickson?
Kinetoscope

8. For which invention did Thomas Edison receive his first patent?
Electric vote recorder

9. How long did Thomas Edison stay in school as a child?
3 months

10. Thomas Edison started his own electric company, called Edison Electric. The company partnered with another company and is still operating today. What is that company called?
General Electric

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