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Mini-Quiz: Thomas Edison: Years after Age 40

by Ron Kurtus (revised 22 January 2012)

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



1. Why did Edison insist on using DC electricity?

He knew it was superior to AC

He had invested much money in the project

He wanted to be different than Tesla

2. What entertainment inventions did Edison create?

Phonograph and movie camera

Light bulb and dry cell battery

Telephone and television

3. Why did Edison refuse the Nobel Prize?

He was a pacifist and against war

His did not want to give his rival Tesla credit

He feared speaking to large crowds

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