Thomas Edison Test: Hiring Process

During Edison's hiring process, he had certain criteria all applicants had to pass. He created a 146 questionare that every candidate had to take in order to be hired as one of Thomas Edison's workers. Below are examples of questions that were on the Intelligence test.
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1.What countries bound France?

10.Where is Copenhagen?

18.Who was John Hancock?

26.Who is Pizarro?

39.What is the capital of Pennsylvania?

52.Who invented the typesetting machine?

63.Who reached the south pole?

83.Name three powerful poisons.

101.Who invented the cotton gin?

Want to try and answer all 146 questions? Download the PDF below. Questions and answers availible.

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