Inventions General Knowledge Tests - Set 02

G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 02

1. Who discovered Penicillin?
    (A) Alexander Fleming
    (B) Joseph Lister
    (C) Robert Koch
    (D) W. Roentgen

2. Logarithm tables were invented by
    (A) John Napier
    (B) John Doe
    (C) John Harrison
    (D) John Douglas

3. Robert Koch worked on
    (A) Tuberculosis
    (B) Cholera
    (C) Malaria
    (D) Diabetes

4. Penicillin was invented by
    (A) Dr Jonas E. Salk
    (B) Gregory Mendal
    (C) Paul Ehrlich
    (D) Alexander Fleming

5. Wright Brothers are regarded inventors of the
    (A) Balloon
    (B) Bicycle
    (C) Aeroplane
    (D) None of the above

6. What furniture item was invented by California furniture designer Charles Prior Hall in 1968?
    (A) Sofa bed
    (B) Captain's chair
    (C) Waterbed
    (D) Hammock

7. In which decade were the first successful diode and triode vacuum tubes invented?
    (A) 1800s
    (B) 1880s
    (C) 1890s
    (D) 1900s

8. Who invented the Spinning Jenny?
    (A) Thornton Hargreaves
    (B) Peter Hargreaves
    (C) James Hargreaves
    (D) Simon Hargreaves

9. What charge card, developed in 1950, was the first to be accepted nationally in the US?
    (A) Visa
    (B) Discover
    (C) Master Charge
    (D) Diner's Club

10. 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?
    (A) Banjo
    (B) Oboe
    (C) Clarinet
    (D) Harmonium

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