General Knowledge - Inventions

Exercise :: Inventions - Section 1

  • Inventions - Section 1

For over 500 years, paper was only available and sold as single sheets. In 1902, an inventive Australian used half size sheets of paper, a bit of glue and cardboard to create the what?

A. Notepad
B. Calendar
C. Notice Board
D. Telephone Book

Answer: Option A


Birchall's of Launceston in Tasmania started selling the world’s first notepads, calling them 'Silvercity Writing Tablets' after J A Birchall thought it would be a good idea to back sheets of paper with cardboard and glue them together at the top. His British paper suppliers weren’t so keen, but, they were persuaded by Birchall that it was a good idea!


Who developed the idea of Crop Rotation?

A. Potato Peterson
B. Turnip Townsend
C. Cabbage Carlson
D. Swede Svenson

Answer: Option B


Viscount Charles 'Turnip' Townsend developed this revolutionary concept.


CORN FLAKES - Who made them first?

A. Nabisco
B. Kellogg
C. Quaker
D. Archers

Answer: Option B


Will Keith Kellogg discovered the corn flake, by mistake, in 1906. They were the result of an experiment which went wrong.


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 Frisbie who was a ________?

A. Pie maker
B. Owner of a pizza parlor
C. Student at Yale
D. Ceramic plate designer

Answer: Option A


Frisbie made a brand of pies that were popular with Yale students in the 1870's. After eating the pies they would throw the pie tins through the air.


Who came up with the idea for INSTANT MASHED POTATO?

A. S. Tuberosum
B. W. Raleigh
C. E. Asselbergs
D. K. Edwards

Answer: Option C


Instant mash was invented by Edward A Asselbergs, a Canadian, in 1962. The mash is actually dehydyated potato flakes.


Who invented Dynamite?

A. Sir Alexander Graham Bell
B. Benjamin Franklin
C. Thomas Alva Edison
D. Alfred B. Nobel

Answer: Option D


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What toy did George Lerner create for Hasbro company in 1952?

A. Sit and Spin
B. Talking baby doll
C. Mr. Potato Head
D. Hula hoop

Answer: Option C


This was a plastic potato-shaped body on which you could stick different features, such as eyes, ears, etc.


For whom high heeled shoes were invented?

A. Cleopatra
B. Queen Elizabeth I
C. King Louis the XIV
D. King Charles II

Answer: Option C


King Louis XIV was very short and didn't like looking up at people he spoke to, so he had a tall pair of shoes made for him.