General Knowledge - Inventions - Discussion

Discussion :: Inventions - Section 1 (Q.No.42)

42. 

Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor. He invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, studied electricity, discovered the Gulf Stream, started the first library, and on and on. Among his many other inventions, what musical instrument did he invent?

[A]. Banjo
[B]. Oboe
[C]. Clarinet
[D]. Harmonium

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Ben also holds a lot of firsts - first U.S. ambassador, first political cartoonist, first American philosopher, organized the first fire department, and on and on.

Apoorv Sharma said: (May 28, 2012)  
Its harmonica not harmonium

Somik Sarkar said: (Mar 23, 2014)  
Harmonium group was the phys-harmonica, invented in 1818 by Anton Haeckl in Vienna.

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