Exercise 3

Question 6 :

What George Pullman invented?

A). Sleeping (railway) car
B). Airship
C). Box car (railway)
D). Air brakes
Answer : Option A

Explanation :

Invented in 1857.

Question 7 :

Who invented Bakelite?

A). Charles Goodyear
B). Leo Hendrik Baekeland
C). Roy Plunkett
D). Henry Ford
Answer : Option B

Explanation :

Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented the first plastic called Bakelite.

Question 8 :

What toy was invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen around 1900?

A). Raggedy Ann doll
B). Yo-yo
C). Electric train
D). Tinkertoys
Answer : Option C

Explanation :

His middle name, Lionel, is the source of the Lionel Train brand name.

Question 9 :

This African-American woman physical therapist worked with soldiers disabled in World War II. She invented a device that helped the disabled to eat by delivering food through a tube to a mouthpiece.

A). Bessie Blount
B). Marjorie Joyner
C). Mae Jamison
D). Beulah Henry
Answer : Option A

Explanation :

Unfortunately Blount could never get anyone to buy her invention. Finally, in 1952 she sold the rights to the French government.

Question 10 :

What invention by Garnet Carter made its debut at the Fairyland Inn Resort in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in 1927?

A). Miniature golf
B). Swimming pool slide
C). Ski lift
D). Golf cart
Answer : Option A

Explanation :

It was originally called 'Tom Thumb Golf'.