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Inventions Named After People
I challenge you with 10 questions on popular inventions bearing their inventors' names. Enjoy!
The Leigh Light named after its inventor Humphry de Verde Leigh, is a type of what British military device from World War II?
The diesel engine is named after Rudolf Diesel, an inventor of what nationality?
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. constructed the modern version of the Ferris wheel in 1893 for what major world exposition?
Exposition Universelle, Paris 1893
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois 1893
Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition 1893
California Pacific International Exposition 1893
The zeppelin took the name of German nobleman Ferdinand von Zeppelin who bore what title?
Which of these popular food names derives from its inventor's title?
The meringue dessert "Pavlova" is named after the famous Russian Anna Pavlova. What was Pavlova's occupation?
The popular mechanical puzzle Rubik's Cube, designed by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik, comes in four different versions depending on the number of its squares. In the standard 3×3×3 version what is the total number of visible cube faces?
The Richter magnitude scale, named after American seismologist Charles Richter, is used to quantify the size of an earthquake. What is the highest number in the scale?
The Morse code, named after one of its inventors, Samuel Morse, is a method for transmitting information using short and long marks - "dots" and "dashes". In the international Morse code standards, the pause between two words equals what?
a dash and a dot
The Braille system, devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, is a method of reading and writing used by blind people. In the Braille alphabet each letter is represented by the so-called Braille cell, which is a grid of up to how many raised dots?
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