Thomas Alva Edison Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Thomas Alva Edison Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Vivian Gouled. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of A Country Childhood, Teacher’s Pest and The Friendship andso, you can check these posts as well.

Thomas Alva Edison Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Telegraph – method of sending messages over long distances, used widely before the invention of the telephone.
  • Phonograph – device used for playing music
  • Newsboy – a boy selling newspapers
  • Had inventions by the score – here, made a large number of inventions

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

(a) Who was an unusual boy?

i. Homi Bhabha
ii. Thomas Alva Edison
iii. Newton

(b) Thomas Alva Edison was________.

i. an unusual boy
ii. a clever boy
iii. a sincere hardworking boy

(c) Who sent him back from school?

i. Watchman
ii. Principal
iii. Teacher

(d) Who know that Edison was not fool?

i. Father
ii. Mother
iii. Teacher

Question 2: Write lines from the poem that give the following information about Thomas.

(a) What was Tommy’s full name?

Answer: Thomas Alva Edison.

(b) Why was he sent home from school?


His teacher thought he couldn’t learn
And sent him home from school

(c) What kind of a boy was he?


Thomas Alva Edison
A most unusual boy

(d) What was Tommy’s mother certain of?


But Tommy’s mother knew for sure
He wasn’t any fool.

(e) What were some of the jobs that Thomas did before he became an inventor?


He worked as newsboy on a train
He learnt to telegraph.

(f) What were some of the inventions made by Thomas?


The phonograph, electric light
(With fuses, sockets too),
A super storage battery,
And movies, were a few.

(g) How would our lives be without Mr Edison?


If not for Mr Edison
How dull our lives would be!

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:

Thomas Alva Edison Questions & Answers

(a) Who is he in the above lines?

Answer: He refers to Thomas Alva Edison.

(b) What two things he learned?

Answer: He learnt to telegraph and to sell newspaper.

(c) Why did the people laugh at him?

Answer: People laughed at him because they took him as a fool person.

Question 4: Write two pairs of rhyming words from the poem.

Answer: School-fool and Score-more.

So, these were Thomas Alva Edison Questions & Answers.