Who Was Thomas Edison?

Thomas Edison was, and still is, considered as one of the greatest inventors in the world. In fact, almost everybody has heard his name and know at least one of his inventions. How well do YOU know him? Take this quiz and find out!
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Where was Thomas Edison born?
Milan, Ohio
Parma, Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
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Edison's early career was that of a _____?
Railway worker
Telegraph operator
Teacher
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True or False - Edison developed hearing problems at an early age?
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False
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How many times was Edison married?
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2
3
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True or False - Edison invented the electric bulb?
True
False
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What age was Thomas Edison when he saved a 3-year-old boy?
14
15
16
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Who was Edison's mentor?
Jimmie MacKenzie
William J. Hammer
Franklin Leonard Pope
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Was Edison's idea of building houses that had everything molded from concrete successful or unsuccessful?
Successful
Unsuccessful
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How did Edison propose to his second wife, Mina Miller?
Using a Morse code
Through the telephone
In his labaratory
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True or False - Edison was one of the pioneering researchers in the field of motion cameras and inspired his friend to make one of the first designs of the same?
True
False
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Where did Edison set up the world's first electric light power station?
Upper Manhattan
Lower Manhattan
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Why did Thomas Edison die in 1931?
Old age
Due to complications arising from diabetes
Cancer
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1
Where was Thomas Edison born?
Milan, Ohio
Parma, Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
2
Edison's early career was that of a _____?
Railway worker
Telegraph operator
Teacher
3
True or False - Edison developed hearing problems at an early age?
True
False
4
How many times was Edison married?
1
2
3
5
True or False - Edison invented the electric bulb?
True
False
6
What age was Thomas Edison when he saved a 3-year-old boy?
14
15
16
7
Who was Edison's mentor?
Jimmie MacKenzie
William J. Hammer
Franklin Leonard Pope
8
Was Edison's idea of building houses that had everything molded from concrete successful or unsuccessful?
Successful
Unsuccessful
9
How did Edison propose to his second wife, Mina Miller?
Using a Morse code
Through the telephone
In his labaratory
10
True or False - Edison was one of the pioneering researchers in the field of motion cameras and inspired his friend to make one of the first designs of the same?
True
False
11
Where did Edison set up the world's first electric light power station?
Upper Manhattan
Lower Manhattan
12
Why did Thomas Edison die in 1931?
Old age
Due to complications arising from diabetes
Cancer