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Granville T. Woods (Grade 5)

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Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods was the first African American to receive training in hydro engineering.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1872, Granville T. Woods took what job on the Danville and Southern Railroad?
  1. fireman
  2. engineer
  3. brakeman
  4. conductor
Most of Granville T. Woods' career was devoted to working on trains and streetcars.
  1. True
  2. False
Because of his many inventions, Granville T. Woods was given what nickname?

Granville T. Woods' Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph allowed moving trains and stations to communicate for the first time.
  1. True
  2. False
The American Bell Telephone Company stole Granville T. Woods' invention of a combination telephone and telegraph.
  1. True
  2. False
Though he did not invent them, Granville T. Woods patented improvements to air brakes for trains.
  1. True
  2. False
Who twice tried to claim to have invented the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph instead of Granville T. Woods?
  1. Nikola Tesla
  2. James S. Zerbe
  3. Thomas Edison
  4. George Westinghouse
Granville T. Woods created both improvements to overhead wires for street cars and an improvement that boosted the power of the third rail for use in subway trains.
  1. True
  2. False
Granville T. Woods accepted an offer of a job by Thomas Edison after defeating his second claim on the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph system.
  1. True
  2. False
In addition to working on trains, Granville T. Woods also invented a dimmer for lights in theatres that reduced their electric consumption by 40%.
  1. True
  2. False

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