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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 Q
Oddball
Nov 01 07
6636 plays
2
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 Q
Shrivats
Nov 12 04
7566 plays
3
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 Q
Shrivats
Dec 16 04
3984 plays
4
They Changed the World

In this quiz you need to match the inventor with the object he/she invented or helped to invent. Some of these folks you may have heard of, others may be a little bit obscure.
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Apr 17 16
552 plays
5
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 Q
AlexT781
Apr 16 16
171 plays
6
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 Q
PDAZ
Jul 30 10
7539 plays
7
Little Known Inventions

This quiz is about all kinds of inventions, many of which we use every day.
Difficult
20 Q
bullymom
May 23 02
3801 plays
8
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 Q
skunkee
Apr 03 14
801 plays
9
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 Q
mcdubb
Jul 28 13
873 plays
10
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 Q
MikeMaster99
Jul 01 12
2424 plays
11
Crisis Averted!

In my every day life, I often silently thank inventors for their contributions; otherwise I'd have a crisis!
Average
10 Q
salami_swami
Apr 15 13
420 plays
12
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 Q
Matthew_07
Apr 25 11
933 plays
13
Inventors in the Kitchen

The modern kitchen would be a very different place if not for these inventors and their inventions.
Average
10 Q
jcpetersen
Mar 25 10
1398 plays
14
Eureka!

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. What do you know about him?
Average
10 Q
ponycargirl
Apr 30 13
624 plays
15
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 Q
dcpddc478
Jun 08 12
606 plays
16
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 Q
rossian
Apr 11 10
2673 plays
17
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 Q
dr_vitz
Jun 30 00
5544 plays
18
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 Q
tazman6619
Feb 14 15
357 plays
19
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 Q
fringe
Oct 12 02
4407 plays
20
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 Q
Ishtari11
Aug 22 10
2157 plays
21
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 Q
adam36
May 04 13
549 plays
22
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 Q
Barbarini
Feb 18 11
810 plays
23
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 Q
Christinap
Mar 01 13
444 plays
24
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 Q
MoonWoman
Nov 26 13
891 plays
25
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 Q
remote9
Jul 29 13
1116 plays
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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 Q
YOMD39
Jun 29 00
3486 plays
27
Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Radio signals that is! How much do you know about the life and work of the pioneering inventor and physicist Marconi?
Difficult
10 Q
Rowena8482
Aug 23 12
273 plays
28
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 Q
Orange_cats
Aug 24 09
798 plays
29
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 Q
mlcmlc
Jun 07 11
5244 plays
30
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 Q
Shravan1
May 04 10
1317 plays
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