WONDER #2055: What Is a Steamboat?

Question 1 of 3

The first successful steamboat, the Clermont, was built by which American inventor in 1807?

  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Stanley Steamer
  3. Robert Fulton
  4. Stanley Livingston

Question 2 of 3

A steamboat powered by a single paddlewheel at the rear of the boat was called a what?

  1. sternwheeler
  2. sidewheeler
  3. portwheeler
  4. wheelerdealer

Question 3 of 3

In a steam engine, coal heats what substance in a boiler to produce steam?

  1. cheese
  2. butter
  3. gasoline
  4. water

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