Do You Know Your Telephone Facts?

In this day and age, we all have at least one phone. But do you know how the telephone came to be? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of one of the most widely used devices in the world!
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What was the first telephone greeting?
Ahoy
Cheers
Hello
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Which of the following was one of the first to have a telephone in his house?
J.D. Salinger
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mark Twain
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Nokia was originally a ________ business.
Hardware
Dessert
Paper
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In 2014, there were more cell phones in the world than _________.
Cars
People
Homes
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The first phone book was issued in...
1878
1645
1954
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The first phone call was between Alexander Graham Bell and his ________.
Mother
Assistant
Brother
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Alexander Graham Bell also invented the...
Metal detector
Blender
Treadmill
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The telephone with a round dial is called a...
Round caller
Rotary phone
Military dialer
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The first answering machines used __________ to record messages.
Cassette tapes
Batteries
Morse code
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Phone numbers were thought of by Alexander Graham Bell's friend, who was a ________.
Farmer
Doctor
Baker
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The iPhone was released in...
1998
2007
2011
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Which American area code is reserved for movies and television?
333
437
555
Result
You aren't familiar with the history of the phone, but chances are, you use this device each day. Take a look at the interesting history - you'll appreciate your phone more!

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You know enough about phones. They're an important invention that changed the course of communication, so keep learning!

B+, Informed Caller

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You know everything about phones and Alexander Graham Bell's journey. Good for you for knowing so much about this important invention!

A+, Phone Pro

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1
What was the first telephone greeting?
Ahoy
Cheers
Hello
2
Which of the following was one of the first to have a telephone in his house?
J.D. Salinger
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mark Twain
3
Nokia was originally a ________ business.
Hardware
Dessert
Paper
4
In 2014, there were more cell phones in the world than _________.
Cars
People
Homes
5
The first phone book was issued in...
1878
1645
1954
6
The first phone call was between Alexander Graham Bell and his ________.
Mother
Assistant
Brother
7
Alexander Graham Bell also invented the...
Metal detector
Blender
Treadmill
8
The telephone with a round dial is called a...
Round caller
Rotary phone
Military dialer
9
The first answering machines used __________ to record messages.
Cassette tapes
Batteries
Morse code
10
Phone numbers were thought of by Alexander Graham Bell's friend, who was a ________.
Farmer
Doctor
Baker
11
The iPhone was released in...
1998
2007
2011
12
Which American area code is reserved for movies and television?
333
437
555