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Scientists & Inventors .. and mathematicians, etc.

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Amazing Inventors of Ordinary Things

A quiz for those who made life so much easier and made us think, 'Why didn't I think of that?'
Average (15 qns)
Nov 01 07
6669 plays
The Story of Invention [1]

This quiz contains short excerpts from the lives of ten great scientists. Each excerpt provides an insight into the lives of the people who have made this world what it is.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 12 04
7596 plays
The Story of Invention [2]

As they say, Science is eternal. Here's one more quiz on the lives of great scientists of the past, who have changed the way we lead our lives. Each question contains a short excerpt from the life of a great scientist.
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 16 04
4008 plays
Astounding Achievements in Engineering

Throughout the centuries, around the globe, there have been amazing engineering feats. Let's meet some of the men and women who were pioneers in this field.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 24 16
129 plays
Scientists and their Contributions

There have been many scientists whose work lets us know about fundamental things concerning how the universe actually works. How well do you remember which accomplishment was made by what scientist? Enjoy!
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 27 16
309 plays
Ten Ideas That Didn't Pan Out

It probably sounded like a good idea at the time, but for some reason, these inventions just didn't catch on. Can you guess what the inventions were from the clues?
Average (10 qns)
Jul 30 10
7665 plays
Little Known Inventions

This quiz is about all kinds of inventions, many of which we use every day.
Difficult (20 qns)
May 23 02
3807 plays
Orville and Wilbur Were Right!

Orville and Wilbur Wright were great pioneers, inventors and scientists in the field of aviation. Enjoy taking a flight through the lives of these two great innovators!
Tough (10 qns)
Jul 28 13
882 plays
The Wright Stuff

Have you ever stopped and thought about how different our lives would be without the hard work and genius of scientists and inventors? Here are ten people who had 'the Wright stuff' to pursue their dreams and make the world an easier place to live in.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 03 14
813 plays
Run to the Lab! World Changing Experiments.

This quiz will look at some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that have altered the way we understand the world around us. Can you pick the scientist or the experiment/theory from the information provided?
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 01 12
2523 plays
Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Yes? No? Uncertain? Ten celebrated scientists and mathematicians attempted to answer this question by offering some possible explanations. Let's see if you can identify the person based on the hypothetical answers they provided. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Apr 25 11
948 plays
Crisis Averted!

In my every day life, I often silently thank inventors for their contributions; otherwise I'd have a crisis!
Average (10 qns)
Apr 15 13
438 plays
Inventors in the Kitchen

The modern kitchen would be a very different place if not for these inventors and their inventions.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 25 10
1407 plays
The Study of Life

Biology is defined as the science of life or living matter and is divided into many specialized fields. How many of these famous biologists do you know?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 08 12
627 plays
Dream the Impossible Dream

The people in this quiz all followed their impossible dream, and came up with inventions which changed all our lives. Note that there is a British bias to these questions.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 11 10
2679 plays
Fun with Famous Scientists

Intended for laypersons. A light quiz on the discoveries of famous scientists, moderately easy but varied. One answer from each question is for fun only. Enjoy!
Average (20 qns)
Jun 30 00
5556 plays

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. What do you know about him?
Average (10 qns)
Apr 30 13
645 plays
Inventions of the 19th century

A lot of things that we take for granted today had their origins in the years 1800-1900. How many can you recognise? (All information from James Dyson's "History of Great Inventions")
Average (10 qns)
Oct 12 02
4458 plays
Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell is mostly known for being credited (albeit controversially) with inventing the telephone. However, our modern world is founded on Bell's ideas well beyond telecommunications.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 16 16
195 plays
Playing with Fire
Team quiz by Phoenix Rising

Being scientists and inventors, the members of Pyromaniacs Anonymous naturally wish to keep their proclivities a secret. Can you help identify these secretive men known for playing with fire in their work?
Average (10 qns)
Feb 14 15
369 plays
Meet the Inventors: A to E

Can you match the inventors to their inventions? These are things that are widely available in our society. Learn about inventions beginning with letters A to E. Have fun.
Easy (10 qns)
Aug 22 10
2184 plays
Left To Their Own Devices

While only a small percentage of the population are fortunate enough to be left-handed, left-handers have produced a surprising number of great minds. Join me as we explore some the great inventions brought to you by the left-handed.
Average (10 qns)
May 04 13
558 plays
Something New

These amazing people have created incredible things to enrich our lives. Let's see if you can figure out who they are from my clues.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 18 11
816 plays
You got to be kidding me!

When these inventions were first proposed the first reaction everyone had was "You've got to be kidding me".
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 01 13
450 plays
Inventions Which Answered A Prayer

When you pick up a television remote, do you wonder how it came about? Do you see a traffic jam and say a prayer that someone will invent a device to make it go away? I have designed this quiz around inventions that we often take for granted.
Easy (10 qns)
Nov 26 13
906 plays
Not On Your Nelly

That is what the people must have thought when someone told them about these discoveries. They seemed unbelievable, yet existed. See if you can recognize the scientists who created them, and made our life a lot easier.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 29 13
1122 plays
Pioneers in Medicine

These are just a few of the pioneers of medicine and surgery. These pioneers developed hormones, anesthetics, antiseptics and antibiotics and more. I hope the biographies are interesting and informative.
Difficult (15 qns)
Jun 29 00
3495 plays
His Father Didn't Raise Any Idiots

I give you some information on this famous Scientist or Inventor and you tell me who he is. Easy as pi...or is it?
Average (10 qns)
Aug 24 09
801 plays
Don't Try This At Home...

Here are a few innovative and intrepid inventors who were killed by their own inventions. Were they foolhardy or brave? You decide.
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 07 11
5403 plays
Only the Greatest!

Isaac Newton said, "If I saw further than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." This quiz is dedicated to some of those giants who shaped world history by not brute force, but sheer genius. Have fun!
Easy (10 qns)
May 04 10
1365 plays
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