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18th Century Inventions

written by: bobby
 
Our existence would have never been so easy if these ten inventions had not come to life. Take the quiz and learn something more about them.

Question 1:


This invention (named by Edward Jenner) is not an object, but a process of administering live, albeit weakened, microbes to people.
Decompression
Ophthalmoscopy
Vaccination
Mastectomy

Question 2:


The optical telegraph (a collective term) preceded the electrical telegraph. It was much faster than riding couriers in to deliver messages over long distances. One of these is not an optical telegraph.
Semaphores
Ship flags
Morse code
Smoke signals

Question 3:


According to some theories, the parachute was invented in 1783 by Sebastien Lenormand in France. Two years later, Jean-Pierre Blanchard demonstrated it as a means of safely getting down on earth from this.
Balloon
Cliff
Building
Tree

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Bifocals are eyeglasses that have corrective lenses containing two different lens powers. They were invented by this person.
Joseph Marie Jacquard
Benjamin Franklin
John Stevens
Alois Senefelder


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Question 5:

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The circular saw was invented in England in 1780 for cutting wood. Nowadays they are powered by electricity, but originally they were powered by this.
12 men pushing a wheel
2 horses pulling a lever
Flow of water
Wind


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Question 6:


The first military submarine (Turtle) could accommodate this number of people.
0 as it was unmanned
1
2
3

Question 7:


In 1807, Robert Fulton used a steam engine to power the first commercially successful one of these.
Steam car
Steam locomotive
Steam factory
Steam ship

Question 8:


The spinning jenny is a multi-spool spinning wheel invented in 1764 in this country.
England
France
Germany
The US

Question 9:

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The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Florence, Italy. It was based on the harpsichord.
True
False


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Question 10:

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Gabriel Fahrenheit is said to be the father of the mercury thermometer. When he first made it, he used this liquid instead of mercury.
Blood
Alcohol
Water
Oil


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