It’s Electrifying -
With no electricity today (again) I thought I would look at some electrifying facts in the quiz. Luckily my laptop and phone were charged so I could create this quiz.

QUESTIONS

1. Which of the United States founding fathers invented the lightning rod?

2. Voltage = Current x Resistance is one of what three laws regarding electricity?

3. What is the SI unit for current seen as a rating on all electrical appliances?

4. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire in the 19th Century, Nikola Tesla achieved fame in the field of electricity innovation as a citizen of which country?

5. Which Grade II listed London industrial building is being redeveloped into plush apartments, bars, restaurants, shops, entertainment and leisure venues, including an aptly named ‘Electric Boulevard’?

6. In 1831, which electrical pioneer invented the generator, thus releasing the dependency on batteries for electricity supply? His name is linked to the laws of electromagnetism and electro motive force (EMF).

7. Lady Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace was Lord Byron’s daughter and is considered the world’s first computer programmer. Which mathematician and inventor did she work for?

8. Who is credited with the invention of transmitting speech into electric signals and back again over a telegraph wire? The first call made was ‘Watson, come here, I want you.’.

9. What is the nominal voltage supply for European domestic households?

10. The world’s first commercial hand-held phone was the DynaTAC 800X produced by which company, which have modern flip models called the Razr?

BONUS POINT – Which part of the Delorean car in Back to the Future required 1.21 Gigawatts of power and be travelling at 88mph to work?

 

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ANSWERS

1. Which of the United States founding fathers invented the lightning rod?
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

2. Voltage = Current x Resistance is one of what three laws regarding electricity?
OHM’S LAW

3. What is the SI unit for current seen as a rating on all electrical appliances?
AMPERES (AMPS is acceptable)

4. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire in the 19th Century, Nikola Tesla achieved fame in the field of electricity innovation as a citizen of which country?
USA (He emigrated in 1884)

5. Which Grade II listed London industrial building is being redeveloped into plush apartments, bars, restaurants, shops, entertainment and leisure venues, including an aptly named ‘Electric Boulevard’?
BATTERSEA POWER STATION

6. In 1831, which electrical pioneer invented the generator, thus releasing the dependency on batteries for electricity supply? His name is linked to the laws of electromagnetism and electro motive force (EMF).
FARADAY (Michael)

7. Lady Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace was Lord Byron’s daughter and is considered the world’s first computer programmer. Which mathematician and inventor did she work for?
CHARLES BABBAGE (Inventor of the Analytical Engine, the World’s first computer)

8. Who is credited with the invention of transmitting speech into electric signals and back again over a telegraph wire? The first call made was ‘Watson, come here, I want you.’.
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

9. What is the nominal voltage supply for European domestic households?
230 VOLTS (In practice, 240V is commonly used, so give yourself a point if you said that!)

10. The world’s first commercial hand-held phone was the DynaTAC 800X produced by which company, which have modern flip models called the Razr?
MOTOROLA

BONUS POINT – Which part of the Delorean car in Back to the Future required 1.21 Gigawatts of power and be travelling at 88mph to work?
FLUX CAPACITOR