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A Household Quiz

A Household Quiz

A Household Quiz

It’s time for another real estate related quiz centering around some common and otherwise once common household items.

  1. What did John Crapper invent in the late 19th century? A. The toilet B. The ballcock C. The shuttlecock D. The petcock  quiz
  2. A threshold was meant to: A. compensate for uneven flooring B. Keep straw in the house C. Trip Indians
  3. What did Henry Seeley invent in the 1820’s” A. The steam iron B. The vacuum cleaner C. the modern mattress D. The radiator
  4. Who invented the air conditioner? A. Bill Rheem B. George Westinghouse   C. LL Cool J    D. Willis Carrier
  5. Who invented the first radiator? A. Frans San Galli B. Franz Ferdinand   C. Franz Schubert D. Dennis Franz
  6. ozzieThe first patent for a doorknob was applied for in 1878. Who applied for that patent? Osbourn Dorsey B. Thomas Dorsey    C. Thomas Edison   D. Ozzie Osbourne
  7. Speaking of Thomas Edison, where was the first house in America to be electrified by a centrally located power plant? Detroit, Michigan B. Appleton,  Wisconsin   C. Menlo Park, NJ   D. Portsmouth, NH
  8. An oilcloth is: A. a way to protect your carpets while painting   B. used to wipe kerosene lamps off   C. used to make torches   D. a precursor to linoleum
  9. Tin ceilings were originally used because: A. they were cheaper than plaster B. they were attractive                     C. they were easy to clean   D. they last longer than plaster
  10. What item used on battleships made its way into just about every home? A. portholes B. smoke detectors   C. linoleum   D. fuses

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Answers: 1. No, he didn’t invent the toilet. He invented the ballcock that goes inside it. 2. A threshold originally was used to keep the straw covering a dirt floor inside the house.   3. Henry Seeley invented the steam iron. 4. Willis Carrier invented the modern air conditioner. 5. Frans San Galli received a patent on the first steam radiator in 1857 in Russia. 6. No, not Ozzie Osbourne, it was Osbourn Dorsey. 7. Appleton, Wis. 8. A precursor to linoleum.  9. A, B, C, & D All correct    10. Linoleum

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Roy Sanborn

As a REALTOR® since 2000, I know what it takes to ensure a smooth real estate transaction; hard work, dedication and loyalty to my clients, knowledge, and effective communication. It is this philosophy that has helped me to consistently be one of the top producing agents in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I’ve also found that helps to have a little fun along the way! My partner, Ashley Davis, and I are thrilled to be part of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty and have taken Sotheby’s already amazing marketing program and philosophy one step further with the formation of our Distinctive Homes Group! I know the lakes, the Lakes Region, and the lifestyle you are probably looking for.

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