What is Morse Code? - Definition, Alphabet & History


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Morse code was used on the _____, an invention that capitalized on advances in electricity in the 19th century.

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1. The inventor of the Morse code was _____, a trained and successful painter who also had an interest in electricity.

2. Which statement below is true about how letters are assigned a pattern in Morse code?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A painter's 19th century invention of Morse code changed long-distance communication capabilities for good. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your knowledge on the specifics of the history surrounding this invention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The inventor of Morse code
  • How the code is assigned
  • What company capitalized on the code
  • The use of Morse code

Skills Practiced

You will have opportunities to practice your studying skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Morse code
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about this method of communication and determine what is accurate
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who invented this code
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the usage of Morse code

Additional Learning

Learn more about the history of Morse code by studying the accompanying lesson entitled What is Morse Code? - Definition, Alphabet & History. This lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Identify previous methods of long-distance communication, including the use of semaphore
  • Know about the inventor of Morse code
  • Understand how a telegraph works
  • Determine how Morse code is used and how it got its start
  • Discern the Morse code alphabet
  • Learn necessary interpretations for using the alphabet internationally