Exercise 2

Question 26 :

William Frederick is credited with the invention of the modern frisbee in the mid 1950's. In 1957 the Wham-O Company bought his idea and the rest is history. They named the toy after William Frisbie who was a ________?

A). Pie maker
B). Owner of a pizza parlor
C). Student at Yale
D). Ceramic plate designer
Answer : Option A

Explanation :

Frisbie made a brand of pies that were popular with Yale students in the 1870's. After eating the pies they would throw the pie tins through the air.

Question 27 :

Who came up with the idea for INSTANT MASHED POTATO?

A). S. Tuberosum
B). W. Raleigh
C). E. Asselbergs
D). K. Edwards
Answer : Option C

Explanation :

Instant mash was invented by Edward A Asselbergs, a Canadian, in 1962. The mash is actually dehydyated potato flakes.

Question 28 :

Who invented Dynamite?

A). Sir Alexander Graham Bell
B). Benjamin Franklin
C). Thomas Alva Edison
D). Alfred B. Nobel
Answer : Option D

Question 29 :

What toy did George Lerner create for Hasbro company in 1952?

A). Sit and Spin
B). Talking baby doll
C). Mr. Potato Head
D). Hula hoop
Answer : Option C

Explanation :

This was a plastic potato-shaped body on which you could stick different features, such as eyes, ears, etc.

Question 30 :

For whom high heeled shoes were invented?

A). Cleopatra
B). Queen Elizabeth I
C). King Louis the XIV
D). King Charles II
Answer : Option C

Explanation :

King Louis XIV was very short and didn't like looking up at people he spoke to, so he had a tall pair of shoes made for him.