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Mini-Quiz: Nikola Tesla: Age 40 to Death at Age 87

by Ron Kurtus (revised 30 January 2008)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why didn't Tesla get credit for inventing radio?

He was cheated by friends of Edison

He didn't demonstrate a practical application

He sold the idea to Westinghouse

2. Why did others claim credit to Tesla's inventions?

The business of science was cut-throat

Because he stole ideas from them

Because he never filed for a patent

3. Why did Tesla become poor in his later years?

He never picked up his Social Security checks

He refused to work as a laborer again

He spent or lost his money on impractical experiments

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