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How Well Do You Know The Inventions of Benjamin Franklin?

Benjamin Franklin wasn't just a founding father and reported life of the party, he was an amazing inventor! Do you think you know the inventions of Benjamin Franklin pretty well? Take this quiz and find out!
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Why did Franklin invent an extendable device for reaching and grabbing things?
He wanted to reach his library books
He was too short to reach things
He wanted his wife to be able to grab things

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What was Ben Franklin's grabbing device called?
The claw
The long arm
The helper

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Franklin developed an odometer. How many revolutions of a carriage wheel equaled 1 mile (1.6 kilometers)?
400 revolutions
800 revolutions
1,200 revolutions

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Franklin used the odometer to measure the distance between....
His houses
Post offices
State capitals

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Franklin's invention of this device earned him a spot in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Goggles
Swim snorkel
Paddles

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Franklin obviously didn't invent electricity, but he proved this fact, which paved the way for countless electrical inventions.
Electricity is not man made
Lightning and electricity are the same
Lightning comes from the clouds

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What did Franklin use for his famous experiment to prove this theory?
A kite and a key
A key and a match
An iron needle and a kite

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This invention of Franklin's dramatically decreased losses by fire all over the globe.
Fire hose
Fire engine
Lightning rod

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This invention was Franklin's lasting contribution to the field of optometry.
Bifocals
Contact lenses
The magnifying glass

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Franklin devised a new phonetic alphabet that would do away with the letters C, J, W, Y, Q and …
K
Z
X

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What was Franklin's first invention?
The long arm
Bifocals
Swim paddles

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In 1741, Franklin invented what is now known as the Franklin stove. What was Franklin's original name for it?
The Rumford Fireplace
The Merrimack Oven
The Pennsylvania Fireplace

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Based on the results of this quiz, you’re a bit of a fail when it comes to the inventions of this founding father! While you’ve got some idea of what Benjamin Franklin stood for and created, your pretty far from being a master of this historical icon.

B+, Franklin Fantastic

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are Franklin Fantastic! There’s no doubt about it, when it comes to this innovative founding father, you’re an expert. From bifocals to paddles, you’re a true expert on Ben Franklin and his inventions. Go ahead and brag about it, you’ve earned it.

A+, Franklin Amazing

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are Franklin amazing! This founding father has always fascinated you more than any other. Perhaps it was Franklin’s innovation or his sense of confidence. Whatever it was, you’ve learned pretty much all there is to know about the epic inventions of this icon! Well done!
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1
Why did Franklin invent an extendable device for reaching and grabbing things?
He wanted to reach his library books
He was too short to reach things
He wanted his wife to be able to grab things
2
What was Ben Franklin's grabbing device called?
The claw
The long arm
The helper
3
Franklin developed an odometer. How many revolutions of a carriage wheel equaled 1 mile (1.6 kilometers)?
400 revolutions
800 revolutions
1,200 revolutions
4
Franklin used the odometer to measure the distance between....
His houses
Post offices
State capitals
5
Franklin's invention of this device earned him a spot in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Goggles
Swim snorkel
Paddles
6
Franklin obviously didn't invent electricity, but he proved this fact, which paved the way for countless electrical inventions.
Electricity is not man made
Lightning and electricity are the same
Lightning comes from the clouds
7
What did Franklin use for his famous experiment to prove this theory?
A kite and a key
A key and a match
An iron needle and a kite
8
This invention of Franklin's dramatically decreased losses by fire all over the globe.
Fire hose
Fire engine
Lightning rod
9
This invention was Franklin's lasting contribution to the field of optometry.
Bifocals
Contact lenses
The magnifying glass
10
Franklin devised a new phonetic alphabet that would do away with the letters C, J, W, Y, Q and …
K
Z
X
11
What was Franklin's first invention?
The long arm
Bifocals
Swim paddles
12
In 1741, Franklin invented what is now known as the Franklin stove. What was Franklin's original name for it?
The Rumford Fireplace
The Merrimack Oven
The Pennsylvania Fireplace

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