General knowledge(GK)/General Knowledge(GK) MCQS-General Science - Inventions Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 
Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor. He invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, studied electricity, discovered the Gulf Stream, started the first library, and on and on. Among his many other inventions, what musical instrument did he invent?

1.Banjo

2.Oboe

3.Clarinet

4.Harmonium

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Question:
 
CORN FLAKES - Who made them first?

1.Nabisco

2.Kellogg

3.Quaker

4.Archers

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Question:
 
For what does the world owe Almon Strowger a debt of gratitude?

1.Parking Meters

2.Vending Machines

3.Automatic Telephone Exchanges

4.Traffic Lights

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Question:
 
In which decade with the first transatlantic radio broadcast occur?

1.1850s

2.1860s

3.1870s

4.1900s

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Question:
 
This statesman, politican, scholar, inventor, and one of early presidents of USA invented the swivel chair, the spherical sundial, the moldboard plow, and the cipher wheel.

1.George Washington

2.Alexander Hamilton

3.John Adams

4.Thomas Jefferson

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Question:
 
What charge card, developed in 1950, was the first to be accepted nationally in the US?

1.Visa

2.Discover

3.MasterCharge

4.Diner's Club

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Question:
 
When was the Raggedy Ann doll patented?

1.1915

2.1920

3.1919

4.1911

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Question:
 
When were blue jeans invented?

1.1900s

2.1860s

3.1870s

4.1850s

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Question:
 
Where is the village of Branston, after which the famous pickle is named?

1.Yorkshire

2.Lancashire

3.Staffordshire

4.Norfolk

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Question:
  
In which decade was the AEEE (now the IEEE) founded?

1.1850s

2.1880s

3.1930s

4.1950s

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Question:
  
In which decade was the telephone invented?

1.1850s

2.1860s

3.1870s

4.1880s

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Question:
  
In which decade was the transistor invented?

1.1940s

2.1950s

3.1960s

4.1980s

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Question:
  
In which year was MIDI introduced?

1.1987

2.1983

3.1973

4.1977

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Question:
  
It travels over land and water. Who invented the HOVERCRAFT?

1.S.Sperrow

2. O. Stricheg

3. T. Henman

4. C. Cockerell

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Question:
  
What Benjamin Franklin invented?

1.Bifocal spectacles

2.Radio

3.Barometer

4.Hygrometer

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Question:
  
What did cardiologist Dr. Paul Zoll invent in Massachusetts in 1952?

1.EKG

2.Artificial heart valve

3.Artificial heart

4. Pacemaker

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Question:
  
What Henry Bessemer invented?

1.Aluminum

2.Electroplating

3. Steel Converter

4.Steel rolling mill

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Question:
  
What invention caused many deaths while testing it?

1.Dynamite

2.Ladders

3.Race cars

4.Parachute

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Question:
  
What Thomas Davenport invented?

1.Screw propellor

2. Electric streetcar

3.Chesterfield

4.Sleeping (railway) car

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Question:
  
Which insurance salesman invented the fountain pen in 1884?

1.Lewis Edson Waterman

2.Sir William Grove

3.Charles Kettering

4.George Fountain

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Question:
  
Who came up with the idea for INSTANT MASHED POTATO?

1.S. Tuberosum

2. W. Raleigh

3.E. Asselbergs

4.K. Edwards

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Question:
  
Who had an explosive idea and first patented DYNAMITE?

1.J. R. Gluber

2.A. Nobel

3.G. Fawks

4.W. Bickford

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Question:
  
Who invented Bicycle?

1. Leo H Baekeland

2. Karl Benz

3.Evangelista Torricelli

4. Kirkpatrick Macmillan

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Question:
For over 500 years, paper was only available and sold as single sheets. In 1902, an inventive Australian used half size sheets of paper, a bit of glue and cardboard to create the what?

1.Notepad

2.Calendar

3.Notice Board

4.Telephone Book

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Question:
For whom high heeled shoes were invented?

1.Cleopatra

2.Queen Elizabeth I

3.King Louis the XIV

4.King Charles II

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Question:
FROZEN FOOD - Who discovered the first practical method of freezing food?

1.C. Birdseye

2. F. Rozenosh

3.G. Findus

4. R. Scott

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Question:
In the 1700s, who would pay the postage fee for letters before the stamp was invented?

1.The sender

2.There was no fee

3.The receiver of the letter

4.The post office

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Question:
In which decade was the first solid state integrated circuit demonstrated?

1.1950s

2.1960s

3.1970s

4.1980s

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Question:
In which decade was the Internet first implemented?

1.1940s

2.1950s

3.1960s

4.1980s

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Question:
In which decade was the telegraph invented?

1.1810s

2.1840s

3.1870s

4.1890s

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Question:
Who invented the BALLPOINT PEN?

1.Biro Brothers

2.Waterman Brothers

3.Bicc Brothers

4.Write Brothers

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Question:
n which decade was the SPICE simulator introduced?

1.1950s

2.1960s

3.1970s

4.1980s

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Question:
n which decade were the first successful diode and triode vacuum tubes invented?

1.1800s

2.1880s

3.1890s

4.1900s

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Question:
Ralph Samuelson was only 18 when he invented this sporting item in 1922. What was that?

1. Golf tee

2.Motorboat

3.Water skis

4.Hang glider

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Question:
The first hand glider was designed by...?

1.Leonardo DaVinci

2.The Wright brothers

3.Francis Rogallo

4.Galileo

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Question:
The Manhattan Project was started by President Roosevelt in 1942 to ensure that the U.S. beat the Germans in developing a nuclear bomb. Whom did Roosevelt appoint as scientific head the Manhattan Project?

1. Robert Oppenheimer

2.James B. Conant

3.Leslie R. Groves

4.Vannevar Bush

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Question:
This English inventor is known as the 'Father of Computing.'

1. Philo Farnsworth

2.J. Presper Eckert

3. John Mauchly

4.Charles Babbage

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Question:
This part-time race car driver invented the bucket seat in 1969. Who was he?

1. Steve McQueen

2.Harrison Frazier

3.Paul Newman

4. John Wayne

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Question:
Until Victorian times, chocolate was thought of as a drink. When did the first chocolate bar appear?

1.1820

2.1831

3.1825

4.There is no sure date

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Question:
What 'game' was first produced by the Southern Novelty Company in Baltimore, Maryland in 1892?

1.Frisbee

2.Monopoly

3. Ouija board

4.Ping Pong

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Question:
What African-American inventor received 5 patents in the field of shoemaking?

1. Elijah McCoy

2. Jan Ernst Matzeliger

3.Ernest Just

4.Lewis Latimer

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Question:
What device for new parents did Ann Moore invent in 1969?

1.Bottle warmer

2.Baby monitor

3.Disposable diaper

4.Infant carrier

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Question:
What Elmer A. Sperry invented?

1.Hydroplane

2. Hydraulic turbine

3.Magnetic compass

4.Gyrocompass

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Question:
What Enrico Fermi invented?

1.X ray machine

2.Betatron

3.Cyclotron

4. Nuclear reactor

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Question:
What furniture item was invented by California furniture designer Charles Prior Hall in 1968?

1.Sofa bed

2.Captain's chair

3.Waterbed

4.Hammock

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Question:
What George Westinghouse invented?

1.Light bulb

2. Electric razor

3.Refrigerator

4.Railway air brakes

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Question:
What groovy item was invented by Englishman Edward Craven Walker in 1963?

1.Leisure suit

2.Lava lamp

3.Eight-track tape deck

4.Hot comb

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Question:
What Igor Sikorsky invented?

1.Hydroplane

2.Jet engine airplane

3.Helicopter

4.Glider

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Question:
What inspired reflecting road lights to be invented?

1.Car door reflecting mirrors

2.The light a cat's eyes gave off on a fence

3.Sun light on steel posts on road sides

4.The sun light on the windshield

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Question:
What invention is credited to the Russian born American inventor Vladimir Kosma Zworykin?

1.Telegraph

2.Radio

3.Television

4.Dishwasher

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Question:
What invention was first installed at a Hartford, Connecticut bank in 1889?

1.Automatic teller machine

2.Time-lock safe

3. Burglar alarm

4.Pay telephone

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Question:
What is the name of the CalTech seismologist who invented the scale used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes?

1. Charles Richter

2.Hiram Walker

3.Giuseppe Mercalli

4.Joshua Rumble

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Question:
What is the name of the CalTech seismologist who invented the scale used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes?

1.Charles Richter

2.Hiram Walker

3.Giuseppe Mercalli

4.Joshua Rumble

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Question:
What J. B. Dunlop invented?

1.Pneumatic rubber tire

2.Automobile wheel rim

3.Rubber boot

4.Model airplanes

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Question:
What James Watt invented?

1. Diving bell

2.Steam boat

3.Hot air balloon

4.Rotary steam engine

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Question:
What Karl Benz invented?

1.Gasoline powered automobile

2.Streetcar

3.Glider

4. Steam turbine

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Question:
What now-ubiquitous device was invented by Zenith engineer Eugene Polley in 1955?

1.Microwave oven

2.Remote control

3.VCR

4.Calculator

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Question:
What piece of clothing was invented by French fashion designer Louis Reard in 1946?

1.Zoot suit

2.Mini-skirt

3.Bikini

4.Tank top

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Question:
What plaything was invented by Joe McVicker in 1956?

1.Silly Putty

2.Etch-A-Sketch

3.Lite-Brite

4.Play-Doh

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Question:
What Sir Isaac Newton invented?

1.Reflecting telescope

2.Chronometer

3.Microscope

4.Spectacles

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Question:
What toy did George Lerner create for Hasbro company in 1952? 

1.Sit and Spin

2.Talking baby doll

3.Mr. Potato Head

4.Hula hoop

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Question:
What type of system did Paul Nipkow, John Baird, and Charles Jenkins all invent?

1.Telephone

2. Early Warning

3.Electricity

4.Television

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Question:
When was barb wire patented?

1.1874

2.1840

3.1895

4.1900

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Question:
When was Monopoly created?

1.1940s

2.1930s

3.1920s

4.1950s

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Question:
When was the first elevator built?

1.1743

2.1739

3.1760

4.1785

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Question:
When was the first lawn mower invented?

1.1830

2.1854

3.1835

4.1849

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Question:
When was the first Lionel trains manufactured?

1.1920

2.1890

3.1901

4.1944

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Question:
When was the game Frisbee invented?

1.1920s

2.1900s

3.1870s

4.1890s

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Question:
When were bar code scanners invented?

1.1940s

2.1950s

3.1970s

4.1960s

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Question:
Where was the yo-yo invented?

1.France

2.United States

3.Philippines

4.England

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Question:
Which of the following was first patented by an Australian in 1889?

1.Electric Drill

2.Electric Shaver

3.Electric Fence

4.Electric Heater

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Question:
Which scientist discovered the radioactive element radium?

1.Isaac Newton

2.Albert Einstein

3.Benjamin Franklin

4.Marie Curie

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Question:
Who among the following invented the small pox vaccine?

1.Robert Koch

2.Edward Jenner

3.Robert Hooke

4.Louis Pasteur

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Question:
Who developed the idea of Crop Rotation?

1.Potato Peterson

2.Turnip Townsend

3.Cabbage Carlson

4.Swede Svenson

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Question:
Who invented Airship (rigid)?

1.Dr. Alan M. Turing

2. Roger Bacon

3. G. Ferdinand Von Zeppelin

4.Otto

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Question:
Who invented Bifocal Lens?

1.Alfred B. Nobel

2.Thomas Alva Edison

3.Benjamin Franklin

4.Rudolf Diesel

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Question:
Who invented Dynamite?

1.Sir Alexander Graham Bell

2.Benjamin Franklin

3.Thomas Alva Edison

4.Alfred B. Nobel

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Question:
Who invented Electric Generator?

1. Sir Alexander Graham Bell

2.Michael Faraday

3.Alfred B. Nobel

4.Thomas Alva Edison

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Question:
Who invented Gramophone?

1.Michael Faraday

2.Fahrenheit

3.Sir Alexander Graham Bell

4.Thomas Alva Edison

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Question:
Who invented Gunpowder?

1. G. Ferdinand Von Zeppelin

2.Sir Frank Whittle

3. Roger Bacon

4.Leo H Baekeland

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Question:
Who invented Internal Combustion Engine?

1.Roger Bacon

2.Karl Benz

3.Dr. Alan M. Turing

4.Otto

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Question:
Who invented Jet Engine?

1.Sir Frank Whittle

2.Gottlieb Daimler

3.Roger Bacon

4.Lewis E. Waterman

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Question:
Who invented the first controllable flying AEROPLANE (AIRPLANE)?

1.Wright Brothers

2.Lidenbergh Brothers

3.South Brothers

4.West Brothers

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Question:
Who invented the Spinning Jenny?

1.Thornton Hargreaves

2.Peter Hargreaves

3.James Hargreaves

4.Simon Hargreaves

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Question:
Who is often called the 'first African-American' inventor?

1.Bessie Blount

2. George Washington Carver

3.Benjamin Banneker

4.Elijah McCoy

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Question:
Who is the English physicist responsible for the 'Big Bang Theory'?

1. Albert Einstein

2.Michael Skube

3.George Gamow

4. Roger Penrose

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Question:
Who is the only U.S. President to invent and patent something?

1.Abraham Lincoln

2.Theodore Roosevelt

3.Thomas Jefferson

4.Rutherford B. Hayes

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Question:
Who perfected GENETIC ENGINEERING?

1.Cohen & Boyer

2.Hunt & Davids

3.Sinclair & Roberts

4.Jaysson & Simons

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Question:
Who synthesized the first wholly artificial gene?

1.Hargobind Khorana

2.J.J. Thompson

3.Benjamin Franklin

4.Meghnad Saha

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Question:
Who was the first American female to patent her invention, a method of weaving straw with silk?

1.Marjorie Joyner

2.Margaret Knight

3.Amanda Jones

4.Mary Kies

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Question:
William Frederick is credited with the invention of the modern frisbee in the mid 1950's. In 1957 the Wham-O Company bought his idea and the rest is history. They named the toy after William Frisbie who was a ________?

1.Pie maker

2.Owner of a pizza parlor

3.Student at Yale

4. Ceramic plate designer

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