How Well Do You Know Famous Inventors?

What is now real, was once simply an idea. Inventions have made our lives easier and more enjoyable. But how much do you know about the people who invented them? Take these 12 questions to find out!
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Which famous inventor electrocuted an elephant in 1903?
Nikola Tesla
Thomas Edison
Guglielmo Marconi
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True or False: The creator of Vaseline used to eat at least one spoonful of the stuff each day?
True
False
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Who invented the Stratocaster guitar?
Leo Fender
Orville Gibson
Les Paul
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Who made the first mobile phone call in 1973?
Martin Cooper
Steve Jobs
Arlene Harris
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Who invented the very first credit card?
John Biggins
Stain Sienkiewicz
Frank McNamara
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Which inventor is credited with creating windshield wipers in 1903?
Henry Ford
Nikola Tesla
Mary Anderson
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Which company created the first MP3 player?
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
Apple
Microsoft
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Who created the first dishwasher?
Josephine Cochran
George Washington Carver
Ruth Wakefield
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Which inventor is credited with making the first X-Ray machine?
Wilhelm Roentgen
Albert Einstein
Vladimir K. Zworykin
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Which inventor created soap in a pump bottle?
Robert Taylor
Ingo Potrykus
Edwin Armstrong
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Which inventor did Nestle Toll House purchase the chocolate chip cookie from?
Alfred Fielding
Ruth Wakefield
Thomas Sullivan
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Which inventor created the first beer tap and the first modern toilet?
Walter Diemer
Phillip Walter Katz
Joseph Bramah
Result
You do not know your inventors or their inventions very well. While you may use these inventions everyday, you're not keen on how they came about. Keep plugging away and one day you'll be invention savvy!

C+, Mundane Maker

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Keep up the good work! With an average score it is pretty clear that you know your Tesla from your Edison. You're privy to how many of the world's most useful inventions came about. You are one bright light bulb!

B+, Invention Egghead

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You are the brightest bulb in the bunch. Not only are you aware of obscure inventors and their creations, but you know a lot about more common inventors as well. Who knows, with a brain like that, you might be featured on our next inventors quiz!

A+, Brilliant Creator

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1
Which famous inventor electrocuted an elephant in 1903?
Nikola Tesla
Thomas Edison
Guglielmo Marconi
2
True or False: The creator of Vaseline used to eat at least one spoonful of the stuff each day?
True
False
3
Who invented the Stratocaster guitar?
Leo Fender
Orville Gibson
Les Paul
4
Who made the first mobile phone call in 1973?
Martin Cooper
Steve Jobs
Arlene Harris
5
Who invented the very first credit card?
John Biggins
Stain Sienkiewicz
Frank McNamara
6
Which inventor is credited with creating windshield wipers in 1903?
Henry Ford
Nikola Tesla
Mary Anderson
7
Which company created the first MP3 player?
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
Apple
Microsoft
8
Who created the first dishwasher?
Josephine Cochran
George Washington Carver
Ruth Wakefield
9
Which inventor is credited with making the first X-Ray machine?
Wilhelm Roentgen
Albert Einstein
Vladimir K. Zworykin
10
Which inventor created soap in a pump bottle?
Robert Taylor
Ingo Potrykus
Edwin Armstrong
11
Which inventor did Nestle Toll House purchase the chocolate chip cookie from?
Alfred Fielding
Ruth Wakefield
Thomas Sullivan
12
Which inventor created the first beer tap and the first modern toilet?
Walter Diemer
Phillip Walter Katz
Joseph Bramah