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Howard R. Hughes, Sr.: Quiz


Question 1: According to the ________ show History Detectives, several other people and companies had produced similar drill bits years earlier.
Public Broadcasting ServiceIon TelevisionUnivisionUniversal Sports

Question 2: His wife and mother-in-law (Grissim) were descendants of Owen Tudor, second husband of ________, Dowager Queen of England.
Isabella of ValoisIsabella of FranceCatherine of ValoisMargaret of Anjou

Question 3: His father was in the Union Army (enlisted Missouri Volunteer Forces, 18 August 1862) during the ________.
TennesseeAmerican Civil WarBleeding KansasUnited States

Question 4: He entered ________ in 1893 and after two years began the study of law at the University of Iowa.
Harvard UniversityBrown UniversityHarvard CrimsonRutgers University

Question 5: Hughes, Sr.'s youngest sister Jean Hughes, named after the mother, and an unnamed male child "Baby Hughes" (both born in ________, 1880) died in the year they were born.
Fort Madison, IowaKeokuk, IowaDonnellson, IowaMontrose, Iowa

Question 6: On 20 November 1908, he filed the basic ________ for the Sharp-Hughes Rock Bit, and on 10 August 1909 was granted two patents for this rock drill.
Patent applicationSoftware patentPatent infringementPatent

Question 7: After spending his childhood and early adulthood in Keokuk, Iowa, Hughes lived in Houston, ________ (where Howard Hughes, Jr.
United StatesIllinoisOklahomaTexas

Question 8: attended grade school at Keokuk, Iowa, and prepared for college at Morgan Park Military Academy in ________ and at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri.
ChicagoBlue Island, IllinoisElmhurst, IllinoisBurr Ridge, Illinois

Question 9: Hughes had patented a two-cone rotary drill bit that penetrated medium and hard rock with ten times the speed of any former bit, and its discovery revolutionized ________ drilling.
Petroleum industryCompletion (oil and gas wells)PetroleumOil well


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