Science Invention online GK - Set 05

G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 05


1. Who was the first American female to patent her invention, a method of weaving straw with silk?
    (A) Marjorie Joyner
    (B) Margaret Knight
    (C) Amanda Jones
    (D) Mary Kies

2. When was the first lawn mower invented?
    (A) 1830
    (B) 1854
    (C) 1835
    (D) 1849

3. Which insurance salesman invented the fountain pen in 1884?
    (A) Lewis Edson Waterman
    (B) Sir William Grove
    (C) Charles Kettering
    (D) George Fountain

4. Who is the only U.S. President to invent and patent something?
    (A) Abraham Lincoln
    (B) Theodore Roosevelt
    (C) Thomas Jefferson
    (D) Rutherford B. Hayes

5. Who is often called the 'first African-American' inventor?
    (A) Bessie Blount
    (B) George Washington Carver
    (C) Benjamin Banneker
    (D) Elijah McCoy

6. In which decade was the transistor invented?
    (A) 1940s
    (B) 1950s
    (C) 1960s
    (D) 1980s

7. Ralph Samuelson was only 18 when he invented this sporting item in 1922. What was that?
    (A) Golf tee
    (B) Motorboat
    (C) Water skis
    (D) Hang glider

8. Who invented Airship (rigid)?
    (A) Dr. Alan M. Turing
    (B) Roger Bacon
    (C) G. Ferdinand Von Zeppelin
    (D) Otto

9. What groovy item was invented by Englishman Edward Craven Walker in 1963?
    (A) Leisure suit
    (B) Lava lamp
    (C) Eight-track tape deck
    (D) Hot comb

10. 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 Frisbee who was a ________?
    (A) Pie maker
    (B) Owner of a pizza parlour
    (C) Student at Yale
    (D) Ceramic plate designer

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