Thomas Edison Worksheet and Quiz

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Thomas Edison was an American inventor who is famous for his inventions like the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph etc. He had a tremendous influence on modern life with his inventions. He was also a very successful manufacturer and businessman who marketed his inventions to the public.

NAME:…………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Thomas Edison was born on ………………………………………. In Ohio, United Sates.

2. His middle name was ………………

3. At the age of ………….. years, Edison became a telegraph operator.

4. His first invention was a ……………………………………….

5. He received his first patent on June 1, 1869 for the invention of ……………………………………………………

6. Thomas Edison acquired a record number of …………………. patents, singly or jointly.

7. He invented an improved stock ticker for the stock exchange at the age of ………….. years.

8. Edison’s motion picture invention which debuted in 1891 was named as ………………………………….

9. Edison started his own electric company in 1878 in New York City which was called as ………………………………………….

10. He sold his first practical invention, the global stock ticker, for……………………….

 

Answers:

1. February 11, 1847

2. Alva

3. 15

4. Phonograph

5. Electric vote recorder

6. 1,093

7. 22

8. Kinetoscope

9. Edison Electric Light Company

10. $40,000