Elevators: Invention, Design, Parts & Types


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Which of the following are elevator types used today?

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1. What engineering property do the most basic elevators rely on and has been used for thousands of years?

2. Who revolutionized elevator safety, earning him the moniker of the inventor of the modern elevator?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the quiz/worksheet combo, you can check your understanding of the lesson on elevators. Some of the concepts you will need to know include names of early innovators and different types of elevator design.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be test on:

  • Early advances in steam-powered technology
  • Who developed the first electric elevator
  • The man who revolutionized elevator safety

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - answer questions by using your understanding of the most basic elevators' properties
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained about types of elevators that are in use today
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the elevator's early inventors

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about the elevator, its early inventors, and how it operates, read over the accompanying lesson titled Elevators: Invention, Design, Parts & Types. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Details types of elevators in use today
  • Outlines the roles elevators played during the Industrial Revolution
  • Explains how elevators helped relieve growing cities' congestion
  • Details how and when pistons replaced ropes