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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?
Wonderball
Spork
Crazy Glue
Velcro

Question 2:


This engineer, architect and industrialist invented the rotary lathe, used in plywood manufacturing.
Thomas Edison
Henry Ford
Alfred Nobel
Immanuel 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This tool was originally made in Germany, but in 1896, after 5 years of hard work, Karl Elsener doubled its features.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
Thomas Adams
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?
The pink flamingo lawn ornament
Velcro
The cordless router
The smiley face

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
Rosemarry Donalds
Sarah Goode
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.
Barbara Carruthers
Billie M. Merriwether
Bessie Blount Griffin
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.
Karl K. Schumlegel
Gail Borden
Immanuel Nobel
Jack Johnson

 


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