General Knowledge - Inventions

Exercise :: Inventions - Section 1

  • Inventions - Section 1

What piece of clothing was invented by French fashion designer Louis Reard in 1946?

A. Zoot suit
B. Mini-skirt
C. Bikini
D. Tank top

Answer: Option C


The bikini, a two-piece swimsuit named for the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, made its debut on July 5, 1946.


In which year was MIDI introduced?

A. 1987
B. 1983
C. 1973
D. 1977

Answer: Option B


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In which decade was the SPICE simulator introduced?

A. 1950s
B. 1960s
C. 1970s
D. 1980s

Answer: Option C


SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) was introduced in May 1972 by the University of Berkeley, California.


Who invented the first controllable flying AEROPLANE (AIRPLANE)?

A. Wright Brothers
B. Lidenbergh Brothers
C. South Brothers
D. West Brothers

Answer: Option A


Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful controlled powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in December 1903. The twelve second flight covered a distance of 120 feet and an altitude of just ten feet.


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

Answer: Option B


Groovy, baby! Lava lamps, which were a fixture in every hip pad in the 1960s and 70s, featured a mixture of water and colored oil that created swirl patterns when heated by a light bulb.


In which decade was the Internet first implemented?

A. 1940s
B. 1950s
C. 1960s
D. 1980s

Answer: Option C


The first message ever sent over what is now called the Internet took place at 10:30PM on October 29, 1969. Back then, the Department of Defense called it ARPAnet (Advanced Research Projects Agency network).


What did cardiologist Dr. Paul Zoll invent in Massachusetts in 1952?

B. Artificial heart valve
C. Artificial heart
D. Pacemaker

Answer: Option D


The pacemaker is an electrical device that regulates the heartbeat.


What Elmer A. Sperry invented?

A. Hydroplane
B. Hydraulic turbine
C. Magnetic compass
D. Gyrocompass

Answer: Option D


Invented in 1911.