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Mothers and Fathers of Invention

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A series of questions on many important inventions. You will have to either guess the inventor or the invention itself.

Question 1:


What product was registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on October 27 in 1970, by the Van Brode Milling Company?
Velcro
Crazy Glue
Spork
Wonderball

Question 2:


This engineer, architect and industrialist invented the rotary lathe, used in plywood manufacturing.
Henry Ford
Immanuel Nobel
Thomas Edison
Alfred Nobel

Question 3:


This tool was originally made in Germany, but in 1896, after 5 years of hard work, Karl Elsener doubled its features.
The lawn sprinkler
The Swiss army knife
The electric chair
The circular saw

Question 4:


This engineer, sometimes called 'The Father of Cool', invented the modern air conditioning system, soon after he graduated from Cornell University in 1901.
Willis Carrier
Andrew Alford
Thomas Adams
George Alcorn

Question 5:


What object, often regarded as a symbol of American consumerism, was designed in 1957 by Don Featherstone, who was later awarded the Ig Nobel Prize, a parody of the Nobel Prize?
The pink flamingo lawn ornament
The cordless router
The smiley face
Velcro

Question 6:


Peter Lymburner Robertson received a patent in 1909 for the invention of what tool?
The electric chair
The swiveling lawn sprinkler
The automatic swimming pool filter
The square-headed screwdriver

Question 7:


What device was invented in 1879 by James Ritty, the owner of a tavern in Dayton, Ohio?
The electric chair
The cash register
The microwave oven
The jukebox

Question 8:


She was the first African American woman to get a patent. It was issued on July 14, 1885, for a cabinet bed.
Rosemarry Donalds
Sarah Goode
Emily Edwards
Bessie Coleman

Question 9:


This American woman, who worked as a physical therapist, invented a device that could be used by veteran soldiers, who had lost their arms. It was an electrical apparatus that could deliver food through a tube.
Bessie Blount Griffin
Billie M. Merriwether
Bethany Alcott
Barbara Carruthers

Question 10:


He was the inventor of condensed milk. In 1874 he died in Texas, in a county which was posthumously named after him.
Karl K. Schumlegel
Gail Borden
Immanuel Nobel
Jack Johnson

 


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