Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel: Invention, Contribution & Patent


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Rudolf Diesel was born in France, but his family was from which country?

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1. What type of engine is Diesel's engine?

2. One of the benefits of a Diesel engine was how portable it was. Why were these engines so portable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will measure your knowledge of Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel. You will need to identify details of his life and the invention that bears his name.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your understanding of:

  • The type of engine Diesel invented
  • Where Diesel's family was from
  • The portability of a diesel engine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the material, such as the life information and creations of famous inventor Rudolf Diesel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what legal protection Diesel received in 1898
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reason Diesel's engines were considered so portable for their time

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Rudolph Christian Karl Diesel: Invention, Contribution & Patent to learn more about this famous engineer. You will explore:

  • The reason Diesel's family was deported from France
  • How external combustion engines functioned
  • The mystery surrounding Diesel's death