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American History
2.4 Franklins Experiments with Electricity

While doing social work and publishing his paper besides, Franklin found time to make experiments with electricity. Very little was then known about this wonderful power, but a Dutchman, living in the city of Leyden in Holland, had discovered a way of bottling it up in what is called a Leyden Jar. Franklin had one of these jars, and he was never tired of seeing what new and strange thing he could do with it.

He contrived a picture of the king of England with a movable gilt crown on his head. Then he connected the crown by a long wire with the Leyden Jar. When he wanted some fun he would dare any one to go up to the picture and take off the king's crown. Why that's easy enough, a man would say, and would walk up and seize the crown. But no sooner had he touched it than he would get an electric shock which would make his fingers tingle as they never tingled before. With a loud Oh! Oh! he would let go of the crown, and start back in utter astonishment, not knowing what had hurt him.


Directions: Answer the following multiple choice questions. Also, answer the following questions on a sheet of paper:
  1. What do you mean by Leyden Jar?
  2. How did he make fun with the Jar?

Q 1: Where is Leyden?
In Holland
In London
In America

Q 2: Leyden jar consisted of -----------
Bluebells
Water
Electricity

Q 3: With what did he decorate the King of Picture?
With gilt crown
With gilt wire
With gilt robes

Q 4: Where did he connect the gilt crown?
To the King's throne
To the Leyden Jar
To the table

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