Christopher Sholes: Biography & Inventions


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What was Christopher Sholes' first trade?

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1. Which of these inventions was NOT created by Christopher Sholes?

2. What was the advantage of the QWERTY keyboard?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This set of quiz and worksheet questions will quickly measure your knowledge of the inventor Christopher Sholes. You will need to answer questions about his early life and the major devices he invented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to find out what you remember about:

  • The advantages of the qwerty keyboard
  • Christoper Sholes' first trade in life
  • Inventions created by Christopher Sholes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what caused Christopher Sholes and his partners to sell the rights to the typewriter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the famous author who was the first to type a novel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the many inventions Christopher Sholes came up with during his life

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Christopher Sholes: Biography & Inventions to get a better understanding of the life of this famous inventor. This lesson helps explain topics like:

  • The birthplace of Christopher Sholes
  • Christopher Sholes' prominent position in Wisconsin
  • What he continued developing until his death