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Question 1: Vail was born in ________, where his father was an entrepreneur and industrialist who built the Speedwell Ironworks into one of the most innovative iron works of its time.
Dover, New JerseyChatham Borough, New JerseyDenville, New JerseyMorristown, New Jersey

Question 2: Camp Vail in ________, New Jersey, later renamed Fort Monmouth, part of Camp Vail was an Army housing complex.
Spring Lake Heights, New JerseyEatontown, New JerseyTinton Falls, New JerseyRumson, New Jersey

Question 3: An elementary school near the Speedwell Works, in ________, is named "Alfred Vail."
Chatham Borough, New JerseyMorristown, New JerseyDover, New JerseyDenville, New Jersey

Question 4: [1] Visiting his alma mater on September 2, 1837, he happened to witness one of ________'s early telegraph experiments.
United KingdomSamuel MorseItalyUnited States

Question 5: He enrolled in ________ to study theology in 1832, where he was an active and successful student and a member of the Eucleian Society, graduating in 1836.
Rockefeller UniversityColumbia UniversityCornell UniversityNew York University

Question 6: Alfred Lewis Vail (September 25, 1807, in ________ – January 18, 1859) was a machinist and inventor.
Dover, New JerseyChatham Borough, New JerseyMorristown, New JerseyDenville, New Jersey

Question 7: His papers and equipment were subsequently donated by his son Stephen to the ________ and New Jersey Historical Society.
Washington, D.C.National MallUnited States CapitolSmithsonian Institution

Question 8: Vail was central, with ________, in developing and commercializing the telegraph between 1837 and 1844.
United KingdomUnited StatesItalySamuel Morse


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