General Knowledge - Inventions

Exercise :: Inventions - Section 1

  • Inventions - Section 1
105. 

In which decade was the ARRL founded?

A. 1940s
B. 1930s
C. 1920s
D. 1910s

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

On April 6, 1914, Hiram Percy Maxim proposed the formation of the American Radio Relay League.

106. 

Who invented the Seed Drill?

A. Jethro Tull
B. Arlo Guthrie
C. Woodie Guthrie
D. Thomas Hines

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

It was invented around the early 1700's.

107. 

What drink was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg in 1929?

A. 7-Up
B. Yoo-Hoo
C. Pepsi
D. Hawaiian Punch

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Grigg, who was from Missouri, originally named his creation 'Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda'.

108. 

For what is Charles Babbage (1792-1871) remembered?

A. Computers
B. Telescopes
C. Radio-Telegraphy
D. Steam Boating

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Know as the Father of Computing. He began his 'Analytical Engine' in 1833. The first computer, although he never completed it.

109. 

Who invented Automobiles using gasoline?

A. Leo H Baekeland
B. Karl Benz
C. Evangelista Torricelli
D. Kirkpatrick Macmillan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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110. 

Who invented the battery?

A. John Wilkinson
B. Alessandro Volta
C. James Hargreaves
D. Thomas Edison

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

He was an Italian scientist, and he invented the battery in 1800.

111. 

Where were wigs first invented?

A. Japan
B. France
C. Egypt
D. China

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

As you have noticed in pictures, many Egyptians have head coverings, sometimes with beads in them. The first wigs were created to cover the head from the hot sun.

112. 

Who was the first person to patent the JET ENGINE?

A. F. Whittle
B. C. Lindbergh
C. W. Histell
D. B. Owings

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

British inventor Frank Whittle was the first to patent his design for a jet engine in 1930. Although an engine designed by Dr. Hans Von Ohain was the first to fly in 1939. Whittle's jet engine first flew in 1941.