Who Was Thomas Edison? - Biography, Facts & Timeline


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Thomas Edison's first inventions revolved around the ...

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1. What invention allowed him to start his research facility?

2. What was Edison's nickname?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thomas Edison remains one of the most famous inventors of all time and an important figure in the widespread use of electricity. This quiz will have you recall Edison, as well as the ins and outs of his inventions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This Edison quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the focus of Edison's first inventions
  • Know how Edison funded his own invention business
  • Recognize Edison's nickname
  • Remember his early inventions
  • Understand how best to describe Thomas Edison

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most pertinent information from the lesson on Thomas Edison
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired regarding Edison's early work
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions about the life and inventions of Edison

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more, we recommend the lesson called Who Was Thomas Edison? - Biography, Facts & Timeline, which covers the following objectives:

  • View a timeline of notable events and inventions in Edison's life
  • Examine some of the setbacks Edison experienced
  • Identify the impact of his electric vote recorder