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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?
Crazy Glue
Spork
Velcro
Wonderball

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


This tool was originally made in Germany, but in 1896, after 5 years of hard work, Karl Elsener doubled its features.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

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.
Thomas Adams
Willis Carrier
Andrew Alford
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?
Velcro
The smiley face
The pink flamingo lawn ornament
The cordless router

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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
Barbara Carruthers
Billie M. Merriwether
Bethany Alcott

Question 10:


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

 


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