Bell and Watson worked well together on their important invention



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Alexander Graham Bell

By Robyn Hardyman




  1. In the sentence, “ Bell and Watson worked well together on their important invention.” What does the word invention mean?

    1. Something made or thought of for the very first time.

    2. A system or pattern of crossing wires

    3. The telephone part that sends out electronic signals

    4. To exchange information, feelings, or thoughts.

  2. What was the author’s purpose in writing this story?

    1. To inform

    2. To entertain

    3. To persuade

    4. To describe

  3. What is the main idea of this story?

    1. Bell invented many things and helped many people including his mother.

    2. Bell invented the typewriter

    3. Bell invented many things but the telephone was his most important invention.

    4. Bell was a teacher of the deaf and blind.

  4. Which one of these statements is a fact?

    1. Bell was a nice man, who helped many people.

    2. Bell worked hard most of his life.

    3. Bell helped people who were deaf and invented many things.

    4. Bell was a great man.

  5. Using the timeline on page 22 of the text, what year was did Bell marry Mabel Hubbard?

    1. 1847

    2. 1876

    3. 1877

    4. 1907

  6. How was Bell’s job as a teacher of the deaf and the inventor of the telephone alike?

    1. They both paid well.

    2. They both helped people communicate.

    3. They both were hard jobs.

    4. They both were a new occupation.

  7. What caused bell to what to invent the telephone?

    1. Bell wanted to help his mother communicate.

    2. Bell was tired of teaching people who were deaf.

    3. Bell wanted to find a way to send speech sounds along wires.

    4. Bell was ready for a challenge.

  8. In the following sentence what does the word transmitter mean? She could hear the sounds because of the transmitter.

    1. The telephone part that receives an electric signal and converts it to sound

    2. The telephone part that sends out electronic signals

    3. To exchange information, feelings, or thoughts

    4. Something made or thought of for the very first time.



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