General Knowledge - Inventions

Exercise :: Inventions - Section 1

  • Inventions - Section 1
17. 

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

A. Microwave oven
B. Remote control
C. VCR
D. Calculator

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The first wireless remote control for television was called Flashmatic. (Remember when you had to get up to change the channel?)

18. 

What Benjamin Franklin invented?

A. Bifocal spectacles
B. Radio
C. Barometer
D. Hygrometer

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Invented in 1760.

A list of Benjamin Franklin's inventions reveals a man of many talents and interests. It was the scientist in Ben that brought out the inventor. His natural curiosity about things and the way they work made him try to find ways to make them work better.

Ben had poor vision and needed glasses to read. He got tired of constantly taking them off and putting them back on, so he decided to figure out a way to make his glasses let him see both near and far. He had two pairs of spectacles cut in half and put half of each lens in a single frame. Today, we call them bifocals.

19. 

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

A. Steve McQueen
B. Harrison Frazier
C. Paul Newman
D. John Wayne

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

McQueen died in 1980 from a rare form of lung cancer.

20. 

What plaything was invented by Joe McVicker in 1956?

A. Silly Putty
B. Etch-A-Sketch
C. Lite-Brite
D. Play-Doh

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The stuff was originally intended to be wallpaper cleaner! (I used to eat this as a child)

21. 

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

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Mary was not the first American woman inventor to be sure, there were many female inventors before her, but they never bothered to get a patent.

22. 

Who invented Gramophone?

A. Michael Faraday
B. Fahrenheit
C. Sir Alexander Graham Bell
D. Thomas Alva Edison

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

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23. 

Who invented Internal Combustion Engine?

A. Roger Bacon
B. Karl Benz
C. Dr. Alan M. Turing
D. Otto

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

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24. 

When was Monopoly created?

A. 1940s
B. 1930s
C. 1920s
D. 1950s

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

After the Stock Market crash, a buying and selling game created by Charles Darrow came to be. The first games were hand drawn on linoleum with streets from Atlantic City, N.J. as the property. He took the game to the Parker Brothers company, and Monopply was brought out for Christmas 1934. Everyone wanted to buy the games after Christmas, and Monopoly became a big success.