WONDER #1234: What Is a Rube Goldberg Machine?

Question 1 of 3

Although he was an artist at heart, Rube Goldberg earned a degree in which field that eventually helped him create the elaborate cartoon inventions he’s famous for?

  1. mining engineering
  2. psychology
  3. culinary arts
  4. sociology

Question 2 of 3

A Rube Goldberg machine can be summed up as a machine purposefully-designed to accomplish a simple task in what way?

  1. simple
  2. easy
  3. straightforward
  4. complicated

Question 3 of 3

The first annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest began at which university?

  1. Indiana University
  2. University of California, Berkeley
  3. Purdue University
  4. Ball State University

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