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Inventions and Inventors Quiz for Kids



Mary Anderson inventor of ... ?

Mary Anderson invented something very important for motor cars, but what was it? 


Inventions and inventors are fun to learn about and this trivia quiz is designed to make you use your brain. Do you have what it takes to be a trivia genius when it comes to inventing the correct answers?


1. Who invented the microphone?
1. Alexander Graham Bell
2. Thomas Alva Edison
3. Benjamin Franklin
4. Richard W. Lansing

2. Who created the first lightning rods?
1. Thomas Alva Edison
2. Benjamin Franklin
3. Franklin Otis
4. Alexander Graham Bell

3. Who invented the telegraph key?
1. Samuel Morse
2. Alexander Graham Bell
3. Thomas Alva Edison
4. James Morse

4. Mary Anderson invented what famous and useful auto accessory?
1. headlights
2. electric windows
3. seat belt
4. windshield wiper

5. Which Scottish inventor was the first to televise actual pictures of things in motion? This person also was the first to publicly broadcast a TV show in 1930.

1. James Joyce
2. James Baird
3. Thomas Magill
4. Ivan Anderson

6. Who is credited with developing the World Wide Web? He originally named his creation Enquire, which was short for “Enquire within about everything”.

1. John Wesley Gates
2. Bill Gates
3. Tim Berners-Lee
4. Ashland G. Edison

7. This engineer from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England invented the first lawn mower in 1830.
1. James William Worley
2. Edwin Beard Budding
3. James Bayer
4. Thomas Alva Edison

8. Liverpool was the birthplace of the creator of the crossword puzzle, but who was he?
1. Arthur White
2. Calvin Beard
3. Arthur Wynne
4. James Calver Miller

9. What did Whitcomb Judson invent?
1. Velcro
2. Elevator
3. Umbrella
4. Zipper

10. What invention did Waterman make?
1. aluminum pan
2. fountain pen
3. umbrella
4. gloves

11. What did Richard G. Drew invent for the 3M company?
1. film
2. plastic
3. masking and clear adhesive tapes
4. latex paints

12. Sir David Brewster invented which fun object?
1. crayons
2. Kaleidoscope
3. Rubik’s Cube
4. jigsaw puzzle

13. Who invented the elevator brake?
1. Elisha G. Otis
2. Benjamin Franklin
3. James Evans
4. Thomas A. Edison

14. In 1905, 11 year old Frank Epperson invented something that is still very popular today?
1. hairbrush
2. dog collar
3. popsicle
4. bubble gum

15. James Wright invented this product by accident. 
1. Slinky
2. Silly Putty
3. Lincoln Logs
4. Legos

16. Frank Zamboni invented the Zamboni machine which is used to scrape and smooth what?
1. clay
2. asphalt
3. sand
4. ice

17. Peter Durand created these for keeping food for long periods of time.
1. jars
2. clay pots
3. tins or canisters
4. plastic bags

18. In 1853 George Crum created this food after a customer kept complaining that the ones he was eating were not thin enough.
1. spaghetti noodles
2. French fries
3. hamburgers
4. licorice sticks



Answers below ....



1. Who invented the microphone? 

1. Alexander Graham Bell



2. Who created the first lightning rods? 

2. Benjamin Franklin

3. Who invented the telegraph key? 

1. Samuel Morse


4. Mary Anderson invented what famous and useful auto accessory? 

4. windshield wiper


5. Which Scottish inventor was the first to televise actual pictures of things in motion? This person also was the first to publicly broadcast a TV show in 1930. 

2. James Baird


6. Who is credited with developing the World Wide Web? He originally named his creation Enquire, which was short for “Enquire within about everything”. 

3. Tim Berners-Lee

7. This engineer from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England invented the first lawn mower in 1830. 

2. Edwin Beard Budding


8. Liverpool was the birthplace of the creator of the crossword puzzle, but who was he? 

3. Arthur Wynne



9. What did Whitcomb Judson invent? 

4. Zipper

10. What invention did Waterman make?

2. fountain pen


11. What did Richard G. Drew invent for the 3M company? 

3. masking and clear adhesive tapes



12. Sir David Brewster invented which fun object? 

2. Kaleidoscope


13. Who invented the elevator brake? 

1. Elisha G. Otis


14. In 1905, 11 year old Frank Epperson invented something that is still very popular today?

3. popsicle

15. James Wright invented this product by accident.

2. Silly Putty


16. Frank Zamboni invented the Zamboni machine which is used to scrape and smooth what? 

4. ice


17. Peter Durand created these for keeping food for long periods of time.

3. tins or canisters


18. In 1853 George Crum created this food after a customer kept complaining that the ones he was eating were not thin enough.

2. French fries



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