Unit 4 Lesson 4: How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
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by Jason Clark
| 14 Questions
Note from the author:
McGraw Hill- Imagine It-4th grade
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10
Another word for 'genuine' is
real
ancient
expensive
heavy
2
10
One of the things Benjamin Franklin liked to do best was to create 'inventions.' 'Inventions' are
paddles to help you swim faster.
predictions about what the weather will be.
types of sails.
things that are made for the first time.
3
10
They ran an electric 'charge' through it. In this sentence, 'charge' means
a thrill.
a load of electricity.
a command.
a cost.
4
10
Two people got 'shocked' by sparks. This means that the sparks
jolted them.
surprised them.
carried them.
avoided them.
5
10
The weatherman 'forecasts' the weather. 'Forecasts' means
made fun of.
told stories about.
predicted.
prepared for.
6
10
Franklin was all of these EXCEPT
a writer.
a shopkeeper.
a world traveler.
a carpenter.
7
10
What did Franklin invent when he was eleven?
a glass harmonica.
swim paddles.
a library chair.
daylight savings time.
8
10
Why did Franklin sail to England and France?
to do business for America
to figure out a shorter way across the ocean
to find a new market for his inventions
to take a break from his work
9
10
Which of these is a fact about Franklin?
Franklin was a very clever man.
Franklin enjoyed flying kites.
Franklin wrote an almanac.
Franklin was liked by most people who knew him.
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10
Franklin believed that lightning
would be useful to people.
was pure electricity.
was very dangerous to work with.
could be created with a kite and silk ribbon.
11
10
What were some of FranklinĀ“s ideas about health?
12
10
How is a electrician today different from one in FranklinĀ“s time?
13
10
What happened after Franklin charted the Gulf Stream?
14
10
Why did Franklin invent the lightning rod?
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