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Question 1: It was in 1886 at age 23, that his career path changed forever: A shipment of gold-filled pocket watches from a Chicago manufacturer was refused by a ________ retailer, Edward Stegerson.
MinnesotaMinneapolis – Saint PaulNorth DakotaSaint Paul, Minnesota

Question 2: Also because of the growth of railways, and the recent application of ________, farmers needed to keep time accurately which had not been necessary until then.
Coordinated Universal TimeRadio clockTime zoneTime offset

Question 3: In 1887 Sears moved his company to Chicago, an important transportation center for the ________, and moved his residence to nearby Oak Park, Illinois.
Northeastern United StatesNew EnglandMidwestern United StatesSouthern United States

Question 4: Within six months, Sears had netted $5,000 and felt so confident in this venture that he moved to ________ and founded the R. W. Sears Watch Company.
MinneapolisMinnesotaSaint Paul, MinnesotaMinneapolis – Saint Paul

Question 5: Sears' birthplace in Stewartville is listed on the ________.
National Register of Historic PlacesHistory of the National Register of Historic PlacesNational Park ServiceProperty type (National Register of Historic Places)

Question 6: By 1897, items such as men’s and ladies clothing, plows, silverware, ________ and athletic equipment had been added to the offering.
Recumbent bicycleBicycleBicycle trailerUnicycle

Question 7: After learning telegraphy he entered the service of the railroad, eventually becoming station agent for the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway in ________.
Renville, MinnesotaVesta, MinnesotaRedwood Falls, MinnesotaGranite Falls, Minnesota

Question 8: Sears catered to the ________ customer because having been raised on a farm he knew what the rural customer needed.
AustraliaUnited StatesRural areaUnited States Census Bureau

Question 9: He died in 1914 in his fifty-first year in ________ of Bright's disease.
MilwaukeeWaukesha County, WisconsinBrookfield, WisconsinWaukesha, Wisconsin

Question 10: Sears is one of America's oldest operating ________'s.


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