General Knowledge - Inventions

Exercise :: Inventions - Section 1

  • Inventions - Section 1
33. 

Which insurance salesman invented the fountain pen in 1884?

A. Lewis Edson Waterman
B. Sir William Grove
C. Charles Kettering
D. George Fountain

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Lewis Edson Waterman patented the first practical fountain pen in 1884.

34. 

When was the first elevator built?

A. 1743
B. 1739
C. 1760
D. 1785

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The first elevator was built in the palace of King Louis XV. It only traveled up one floor, and was hand powered by men inside the chimney.

35. 

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

A. Visa
B. Discover
C. MasterCharge
D. Diner's Club

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The card was invented by Frank McNamara and Ralph Schneider.

36. 

What Enrico Fermi invented?

A. X ray machine
B. Betatron
C. Cyclotron
D. Nuclear reactor

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Invented in 1942.

37. 

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

A. Electric Drill
B. Electric Shaver
C. Electric Fence
D. Electric Heater

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Electric Drill was the invention of Arthur James Arnot. On 20 August 1889 he patented his design while working for the Union Electric Company in Melbourne. His original design was meant primarily for drilling rock to find coal!

38. 

Who among the following invented the small pox vaccine?

A. Robert Koch
B. Edward Jenner
C. Robert Hooke
D. Louis Pasteur

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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39. 

What George Westinghouse invented?

A. Light bulb
B. Electric razor
C. Refrigerator
D. Railway air brakes

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Invented in 1868.

40. 

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

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

In 1849 Honest Abe invented a method to aid ships that got stuck on sandbars. He called it A Device for Buoying Vessels Over Shoals. It was never used.