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The Great American News Quiz
February 10, 2016
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in what Italian sounding Ohio village?

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1. Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in what Italian sounding Ohio village?
   Milan
   Cleveland
   Akron
   Columbus
2. In the course of his life, how many patents did Thomas Edison hold?
   120
   554
   783
   1,093
3. Which was NOT an invention of Thomas Edison?
   Phonograph
   Long Lasting Light Bulb
   Telephone
   Stock Ticker
4. Edison developed the world's first central electric light power plant. What city did this plant serve?
   New York, New York
   Hoboken, New Jersey
   Boston, Massachusetts
   Menlo Park, New Jersey
5. What disability did Edison live with?
   Blind in his left eye
   Partial deafness
   No sense of smell
   Polio
6. Complete Edison's famous quote: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% ________"
   Luck
   Labor
   Perspiration
   Creativity
7. What was Edison's first patent?
   Electric Light Bulb
   Telegraph
   Vote Recorder
   Electric Powered Oven
8. Edison is often viewed as a rival to what other great inventor?
   Samuel Morse
   Nikola Tesla
   George Washington Carver
   Benjamin Franklin
9. As a reference to his love of Morse code, what were the nicknames of Edison's first two children?
   Squeak and Squeal
   Bark and Meow
   Circle and Square
   Dot and Dash
10. Which of Edison's inventions did he admit was his favorite?
   Light Bulb
   Phonograph
   Telegraph
   Telephone


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