Great Inventions from Great Minds Quiz
Who took the world's first photograph?
- In 1826, Niépce, of France, produced the first photograph, which he called a heliograph.
When was the mobile phone invented?
- Bell Telephone Laboratories introduced the phones, which were nearly as large and heavy as a school textbook.
Which of the following innovations was NOT invented by Thomas Edison?
- Ladislao and Georg Biró, of Hungary, introduced the ballpoint pen in 1938.
Where were ice cream cones invented?
- Ernest Hamwi was selling Syrian pastry at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. When a nearby ice cream vendor ran out of dishes, Hamwi rolled some pastry into a cone and ice cream was put inside.
What company first developed the MP3?
- Germany's Fraunhofer Gesellschaft patented the MP3 in 1989.
Marion Donovan made life easier for mothers by inventing what?
Which inventor discovered penicillin?
- In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin, which he grew in his lab using mold and fungi. Without antibiotics, infections like strep throat could be deadly.
Which inventor introduced the telephone, in 1876?
- The first sentence spoken over the telephone, by Bell to his assistant Thomas Watson, was, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you."
Who developed the first modern automobile?
- Most people think Henry Ford invented the automobile, but Karl Benz introduced the first car in Germany in 1885.
Who invented X rays?
- Wilhelm Roentgen, a German physicist, discovered X rays in 1895. For this discovery, Roentgen was awarded the first-ever Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.