Elijah McCoy

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1. In 1920, McCoy started________?

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2. Where was McCoy born?

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3. What age was McCoy when he was sent away to study?

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4. McCoy is best known for being a(n) ____________?

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5. What year were they born?

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6. McCoy’s parents sent him to Scotland to study ___________engineering.

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7. Why couldn't McCoy get an engineering job in the US?

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8. McCoy invented a cup that made sure the train ______ was always well-oiled. The train could then run for longer without needing to be fixed.

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9. McCoy invented other things not connected to the trains, like the _____________ and the lawn sprinkler.

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10. Although people saw how brilliant McCoy’s inventions were when he was alive, his _______ was not put on most of the products.

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