Quiz about He Has High Hopes
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He Has High Hopes Trivia Quiz


Harry believes his new inventions will be huge successes. However, Harry had been in his basement inventing these things for centuries. As a result, they were invented by someone else while he was inventing them! Can you name the inventor or invention?

A multiple-choice quiz by Daaanieeel. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Daaanieeel
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
342,617
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. In Harry's basement he had been working away for a long time on his new invention- the Word Wide Web. For a long time he had been hoping to develop something similar for the computer, and he was very happy he finally got it finished. But, alas, the World Wide Web had already been invented! The inventor's name was Sir Tim Berners-Lee. What nationality was he? Hint

Japanese
American
British
German

2. Harry felt quite lonely while working in his basement, so he decided to invent a way to communicate with his friends and family. However, his idea had already been invented by Alexander Graham Bell. What was this invention? Hint

Fax machine
Telephone
Telegram
Email

3. Harry's next invention was another item used daily- the battery. But, the battery had already been invented by another man. What was his name? Hint

Michael Faraday
Luigi Galvani
Alessandro Volta
Benjamin Franklin

4. In Harry's basement it got very hot, so he decided to invent a way to cool the room down. He decided to invent the air conditioner. However, in 1902, the first air conditioner had already been invented! Who was the American who invented it? Hint

William Beldue
Thomas Adams
Willis Carrier
Garnet Carter

5. Harry loved music, so he decided to invent a new musical instrument. He decided to invent an electric guitar. Although ideas for the electric guitar had gone back a long way, the first electrically amplified guitar was invented by which man, who also helped in the invention of the electric bass guitar and electric violin? Hint

Paul Barth
Les Paul
George Beauchamp
Adolph Rickenbacker

6. Harry was sick of people barging in on his work in the basement (obviously his "please knock" sign wasn't working), so he decided to create a way for people to let him know they were entering. His result- the doorbell. But the electric doorbell had been invented before- by Joseph Henry. What nationality was he? Hint

British
American
Australian
German

7. Continuing on with his love of music, Harry created a way of playing music out loud - the phonograph. But, it had already been invented - by one of the world's most prolific inventors, no less. Who was it who invented this device?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
8. It got very dirty in his basement, so Harry decided to invent something to clean it. But, his idea had already been created by the American Daniel Hess. What was his invention? Hint

Broom
Duster
Vacuum cleaner
Mop

9. Sick of the cold food he had suffered in his basement, Harry decided to invent a way of cooking hot meals. Unfortunately for Harry, American Percy Spencer had already invented his new idea. What was Harry's idea? Hint

Gas oven
Barbecue oven
Kitchen stove
Microwave oven

10. After many centuries spent in his basement, Harry certainly didn't smell pleasant! So, he decided to create deodorant. But, his idea had been created by Ziryab, a Persian, Black African or Kurdish. Ziryab was a very hygienic man, and is believed to have also invented a very early form of what? Hint

Cotton swab
Hairbrush
Toothpaste
Face washer


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In Harry's basement he had been working away for a long time on his new invention- the Word Wide Web. For a long time he had been hoping to develop something similar for the computer, and he was very happy he finally got it finished. But, alas, the World Wide Web had already been invented! The inventor's name was Sir Tim Berners-Lee. What nationality was he?

Answer: British

Sir Tim Berners-Lee was born in south-west London on the 8th of June 1955. In 1989 he wrote a proposal for the World Wide Web to be invented, referencing a database and software project that he had created called "ENQUIRE". With the help of his friend Robert Cailliau, he made a more formal proposal on the 12th of November 1990 to create a "Hypertext project" called "WorldWideWeb".

The World Wide Web was officially launched in 1991. Tim Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.
2. Harry felt quite lonely while working in his basement, so he decided to invent a way to communicate with his friends and family. However, his idea had already been invented by Alexander Graham Bell. What was this invention?

Answer: Telephone

Born on 3rd March 1847, Alexander Graham Bell is most famously known as the inventor of the first practical telephone, although many ideas and inventions similar to the telephone had happened before. He controversially gained a patent for his work after he and another man, named Elisha Gray, sent an application for a patent at roughly the same time. On 10th March 1876, Bell made the first official telephone call to his assistant five miles away.

The words he spoke were "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you".

He passed away from complications from diabetes on 2nd August 1922. The hand-held mobile phone (or cell phone) was first demonstrated by Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973.
3. Harry's next invention was another item used daily- the battery. But, the battery had already been invented by another man. What was his name?

Answer: Alessandro Volta

Born on 18th February 1745, Alessandro Volta was a key figure in the study of electricity. He was the inventor of the battery (which was first named the "Voltaic pile"), which he completed in the year 1800. He also discovered methane. The term "voltage" to describe the strength of an electrical charge was named because of Volta. He passed away on 5th March 1827.

All the others listed were also important figures in the development of electricity. Luigi Galvani studied animal electricity. Benjamin Franklin, as well as being one of the Founding Fathers of the USA, studied electricity and invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove and a carriage odometer. Michael Faraday studied in particular the magnetic field, as well as other things not related to electricity.
4. In Harry's basement it got very hot, so he decided to invent a way to cool the room down. He decided to invent the air conditioner. However, in 1902, the first air conditioner had already been invented! Who was the American who invented it?

Answer: Willis Carrier

Willis Carrier was born in New York on 26th November 1876. He drew the first submitted drawings of the modern air conditioner in July 1902. In 1906, he received a US patent for his device, a spray-type air conditioning device which he called an "Apparatus for Treating Air". He also designed an automatic control system on his discovery that "constant dew-point depression provided practically constant relative humidity". He passed away on 7th October 1950.

Thomas Adams was the inventor of chewing gum, Garnet Carter was a co-inventor of miniature golf and William Beldue invented the eyelash curler.
5. Harry loved music, so he decided to invent a new musical instrument. He decided to invent an electric guitar. Although ideas for the electric guitar had gone back a long way, the first electrically amplified guitar was invented by which man, who also helped in the invention of the electric bass guitar and electric violin?

Answer: George Beauchamp

Born on 18th March 1899, George Beauchamp was an inventor of various new musical instruments (and related devices). He invented the first electrically amplified guitar, the electric violin, the electric lap steel guitar, electric bass guitar and also instrument amplifiers. He was also a co-founder of the National Stringed Instrument Corporation and Rickenbacker guitars. He passed away on 30th March 1941 from a heart attack he suffered while deep sea fishing.

The other people listed were also important figures in the development of electric guitar. Les Paul was a legend and has a whole room dedicated to him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He experimented with different musical sounds and helped with the development of the electric guitar. The famous Les Paul Gibson guitar was designed, with help, by him. Adolph Rickenbacker and Paul Barth co-founded the Rickenbacker guitar company with George Beauchamp.
6. Harry was sick of people barging in on his work in the basement (obviously his "please knock" sign wasn't working), so he decided to create a way for people to let him know they were entering. His result- the doorbell. But the electric doorbell had been invented before- by Joseph Henry. What nationality was he?

Answer: American

Born on 17th December 1797, Joseph Henry was the inventor of the electric doorbell, as well as other objects. He finished creating the doorbell in 1831. The basis of Samuel Morse's electric telegraph was Henry's studies on the electromagnetic relay. He passed away on 13th May 1878.
7. Continuing on with his love of music, Harry created a way of playing music out loud - the phonograph. But, it had already been invented - by one of the world's most prolific inventors, no less. Who was it who invented this device?

Answer: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison, born on 11th February 1847, was an American inventor and businessman. He had 1,093 US patents to his name during his lifetime, making him one of the most prolific inventors of all time. His phonograph was the invention that made him particularly famous with the general public, as the invention was very advanced for the time (1877).

He is also known for inventing the first economically viable incandescent electric light bulb, the fluroscope. He also established the first industrial research lab.

He passed away on 18th October 1931.
8. It got very dirty in his basement, so Harry decided to invent something to clean it. But, his idea had already been created by the American Daniel Hess. What was his invention?

Answer: Vacuum cleaner

Daniel Hess' invention was first called the "Carpet Sweeper", not the vacuum cleaner. His patent was number 29,077 in the USA and was issued on 10th July 1860.
9. Sick of the cold food he had suffered in his basement, Harry decided to invent a way of cooking hot meals. Unfortunately for Harry, American Percy Spencer had already invented his new idea. What was Harry's idea?

Answer: Microwave oven

Percy Spencer was born on 9th July 1894. He was known for inventing the microwave oven after he discovered a chocolate bar in his pocket melted after standing in front of an operating magnetron. He tested popcorn in front of the magnetron, and it popped. He received US patent number 2,495,429 for his invention. He passed away on 8th September 1970.
He was an engineer for Raytheon at the time.
10. After many centuries spent in his basement, Harry certainly didn't smell pleasant! So, he decided to create deodorant. But, his idea had been created by Ziryab, a Persian, Black African or Kurdish. Ziryab was a very hygienic man, and is believed to have also invented a very early form of what?

Answer: Toothpaste

Ziryab was a very creative man. Not only did he invent deodorant and toothpaste, he was also a very impressive musician, poet, fashion designer, astronomer and many other occupations. He started a trend by changing clothing during each season and designed many types of clothing very sophisticated for his time.

He also introduced the idea of a table cloth. Although the ingredients of his toothpaste aren't known for sure, it was described as "functional and pleasant to taste." He invented deodorant, but the first commercial deodorant hit the shelves in 1888.

It was named "Mum".
Source: Author Daaanieeel

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