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The Inventing Quiz
Scientists & Inventors
"How much do you know about the inventions that shaped our world as it is today?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Dynamite is used for commercial rock breaking and quarrying. It has many uses from mining to large scale construction. It was invented by a Swedish chemist. What was his name?
Today we have many cars, motorbikes, generators, ships, trains, buses and a whole lot more. What do they have in common? They all run on an engine. Early in the 1700s the first type of engine was developed, a steam engine. Who invented this?
Werner von Siemens
This man pioneered the electro-mechanical industry and is known around the world for his work with morse code transmitters and telegraphy. The unit of electric conductance is named after him. Who was it?
Werner von Siemens
This man did ground breaking theoretical work in physics, coming up with many different theories including the theory of relativity. He also won a Nobel Prize in Physics. He was none other than?
Alexander Graham Bell
Have you ever gone 80km/h in 60km/h zone? Did you go to prom night in a limousine? Have you ever been injured and had to be hurried to hospital? Have you ever ordered pizza and the delivery boy was ten minutes early? Have you ever been in a life threatening situation requiring the help of the police? Well you needed a car, first invented by _____?
Now on to a substance which revolutionized the world of warfare for just over a millennium! It has however been greatly improved by the Swede Alfred Nobel and turned into gunpowder. But prior to gunpowder this substance (which is chemically similar) was used in warfare and even in quarrying. It is rated in F, FF, FFF, FFFF. F being very coarse and FFFF being ground up to a very fine almost dust like substance. This substance is _________ and was invented by the _______?
Berzinite powder ... Chinese
Berzinite powder ... Italians
Black powder ... Romans
Black powder ... Chinese
Diesel, which is a distillate of petroleum, was also developed by Karl Benz (inventor of the gasoline engine).
The electric motor is used extensively in our lives. It is used in our pool pumps, grinding machine, fans, heaters, blow dryers, radios, and most household appliances. Michael Faraday's greatest work was in electricity. Did he invent the electric motor?
I'm a fan of Nobel. Which of these statements about Alfred Nobel is FALSE?
Nobel killed his brother
Nobel died from lung cancer
His father was a scientist
He was born in Stockholm
Archimedes was truly one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He came up with countless different formulae and inventions. He truly shaped the world as it is today. He was actually not born in Greece but on Sicily, which is a part of Italy.
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