Alexander Graham Bell: Biography, Facts & Inventions


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Which of the following is an incorrect assessment of Alexander Graham Bell's youth?

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1. Which of the following inventions/innovations did Bell have a hand in?

2. Which is true about the development of the working telephone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alexander Graham Bell's commitment to improving life for the deaf led him to explore and experiment with inventions that would help the deaf learn to speak. This worksheet and quiz traces Bell's life and influences and helps you understand his contributions to the science of sound as well as his other groundbreaking work in engineering and technology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you understand the following aspects of Bell's life:

  • Bell's educational background
  • Factors surrounding the invention of the telephone
  • Bell's move to North America
  • Inventions and innovations credited to Bell
  • Bell's role in the Bell Telephone Company

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz on Alexander Graham Bell lets you test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Bell's life and work and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Bell to examine how his personal experiences and commitments affected his career in science
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Bell's role in 19th century science and technology

Additional Learning

To learn more about Bell's life and accomplishments, review the accompanying lesson, Alexander Graham Bell: Biography, Facts & Inventions. The lesson is designed with the following goals:

  • Understand the major influences in Bell's career
  • List Bell's key accomplishments
  • Describe the controversy surrounding the invention of the telephone
  • Explain Bell's contribution to improving the lives of the deaf