So you think you’re a kaleidoscope enthusiast? You know everything there is no know about kaleidoscopes. We’ll see. We’ve created this kaleidoscope quiz, so you can test your knowledge and see how much you know about the wonderful world of kaleidoscopes. Answer the following 5 questions, and then use the answer bank at the bottom of the page to see how many you got right!
1. What does the word “kaleidoscope” translate to?
2. True or false: The world’s current largest kaleidoscope is located in Mt. Tremper, New York.
3. Who invented the first kaleidoscope?
4. True or false: The world’s most expensive kaleidoscope sold for $50,000.
5. Who was the first person to mass manufacturer parlor kaleidoscopes in America?
1. The word “kaleidoscope” translates to “the beautiful watcher”.
2. True, the world’s current largest kaleidoscope is located in Mt. Tremper, New York. It is 64 ft. tall, and people stand inside of the base in order to view the kaleidoscopes beautiful imagery.
3. Sir David Brewster, a Scottish physicist invented the first kaleidoscope in 1816.
4. False, the world’s most expensive kaleidoscope sold for a little over $75,000. It was created by William Leigh, and sold by the London Auction House in 1987.
5. Charles G. Bush was the first person to mass manufacturer parlor kaleidoscopes in America.
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