We tend to take electricity for granted, but there was a time when most American farms lacked electric power. Test your knowledge of rural electrification.

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Rural Electrification?

Feb 5, 2021

by ASME.org

From giant hydroelectric dams to towering wind turbines, a lot of electric production takes place in rural areas. But at the beginning of the 20th century, electric consumption was found primarily in urban areas. Even by 1932, only 10 percent of rural Americans were connected to electric power, according to the National Museum of Natural History. It took an act of Congress to bring power to the countryside. Test your knowledge of this chapter in engineering history in this ASME quiz.
 

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