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trivia quiz  They Remember Me For WHAT? Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Aug 10 09

Imagine that you were one of the greatest and most respected scientists of your time. Now imagine that you have just awakened in the 21st century to discover that you are best known for...well...why don't you take this quiz and find out?
Average
pu2-ke-qi-ri
Aug 10 09
8931 plays
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trivia quiz  The Nerd Herd Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Mar 12 13

Scientific advances often come from single-minded people who are sometimes called 'nerds'. This quiz is about some people who made huge leaps, as well as some who just made it a bit easier for us to get through our day. How many can you identify?
Average
CmdrK gold member
Mar 12 13
2127 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Revolutionary Scientists cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 15 16

Beginning in the sixteenth century, the Scientific Revolution ushered in a new age that subsequently led to many discoveries. Can you identify these revolutionary scientists from the clues given?
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ponycargirl editor
Jul 15 16
483 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Physicists cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 14 16

Since ancient times, physicists have been in pursuit of the knowledge that will lead to greater understanding of how things work in the natural world. Can you identify the following physicists from the clues given?
Easy
ponycargirl editor
Jul 14 16
420 plays
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trivia quiz  The Miracle Of Mind cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jan 27 13

This quiz asks you to identify relatively notable scientists throughout the ages. These great minds have made significant advances toward the advancement of science.
Very Easy
christopherm gold member
Jan 27 13
873 plays
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trivia quiz  Let Me Be Your Fantasy cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 19 09

Famous names through history have made scientific discoveries and inventions that have transformed the world, but sometimes there are disputes over who actually was responsible. See which scientists "stole" the fantasizing of their contemporaries.
Average
adams627
Dec 19 09
534 plays
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trivia quiz  Wrong is Actually Right cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Dec 14 12

Throughout history scientists have been ridiculed, persecuted, tortured and even killed because of their new ideas and theories. This quiz looks at ten of these famous men who everyone thought were wrong but who turned out to be very right.
Average
Midget40 gold member
Dec 14 12
873 plays
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match quiz  It's Raining Men! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 24 18

Can you match each of these men associated with the field of meteorology with a brief description of some of their accomplishments?
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looney_tunes editor
Mar 24 18
819 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Scientists cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 30 15

From the clues given, can you identify these scientists, considered to be among the greatest the world has ever known?
Average
ponycargirl editor
May 30 15
525 plays
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trivia quiz  Scientists Who Changed the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, candii-dreamz, Apr 17 07

Random facts about scientists who made a big impact on the way we live today.
Average
candii-dreamz
Apr 17 07
2556 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Giants in Science 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 27 16

Isaac Newton wrote, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants". Some believe the comment was an attack on an opponent. However, it may have been a statement of modesty. To which scientific giants might Newton have referred?
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ponycargirl editor
Jul 27 16
393 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventors You Have Never Heard of - until now 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Nov 09 13

We are all familiar with really famous inventors, but there are many more out there who are a little more obscure but have contributed to inventions that we know, love, and perhaps even hate, today.
Average
darksplash gold member
Nov 09 13
570 plays
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trivia quiz  Ralph and the History of British Science 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, doublemm, Sep 01 12

Ralph the Llama, as the new lab technician, is tasked with finding out who is responsible for a broken (and rather expensive) centrifuge. However the British scientists in this lab are quick to stick together and reveal little about the culprit.
Tough
doublemm
Sep 01 12
246 plays
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trivia quiz  Who was Alfred Wegener? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, russalka, May 31 14

If you've never heard of Alfred Wegener, here is your chance! His work has been extremely important in the advancement of our understanding of the world.
Average
russalka
May 31 14
252 plays
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match quiz  Man is the Measure 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, May 13 16

These people all give their names to scientific units. Can you match them up?
Average
Lottie1001 gold member
May 13 16
450 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Figures of Ancient Science 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 30 03

I have selected here some fascinating facts about some of the great scientists, some well-known and some not so well-known, from both the ancient and medieval world. Please feel free to peruse this quiz and learn...
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 30 03
639 plays
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trivia quiz  Scientists are Human Too 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, skilburn, Aug 13 08

Scientists and natural philosophers throughout the ages have discovered some amazing things, but every now and then some of them come up with something strange and out of the blue or suffered the at wicked hand of irony. After all they are human, too.
Tough
skilburn
Aug 13 08
765 plays
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trivia quiz  Ancient Ionian Scientists 5 questions
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 05 01

The world's first known group of natural scientists were active in Ionian Greece in ancient times. Here are some questions regarding these obscure but very important individuals...have a look!
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jan 05 01
912 plays
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trivia quiz  Behind the Units: Electromagnetism 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 16 02

Some scientific units - like the meter - aren't named after anybody in particular. Others, though, are named to honor hard work and brilliant contributions. I describe the scientist and work in electromagnetism - you name the unit (not the abbreviation).
Tough
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 16 02
453 plays
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match quiz  A Cornucopia of Scientists 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Oct 14 16

Match the scientific discipline, discovery or description to the proper person.
Very Easy
nyirene330
Oct 14 16
471 plays
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trivia quiz  A Woman's Work is Never Done 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Bethannieh, Dec 21 14

Science is often - quite wrongly! - seen as a 'boys' subject'. However, great contributions to the subject have been made by women over the years. This quiz looks at ten women who have really made their mark in the sciences.
Average
Bethannieh
Dec 21 14
354 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Scientists 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mcfan321, Nov 23 00

This quiz is over a few famous scientists. I tried to keep out some of the very obvious ones that every quiz has, like Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton.
Average
mcfan321
Nov 23 00
2961 plays
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match quiz  Thinking Outside the Box 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pagea, Jan 11 18

Nothing is ever proven in science, but many scientific theories become widely accepted as the truth. Can you match these previously held 'truths' with the scientist who contributed to them being debunked? Good luck!
Tough
pagea
Jan 11 18
105 plays
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trivia quiz  Madame Curie 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, andymuenz, Feb 08 15

This is a quiz about one of my favorite scientist, a lady who showed all of us that women are just as capable of greatness as men. Information comes from her exhibit on the American Institute of Physics website.
Easy
andymuenz gold member
Feb 08 15
756 plays
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match quiz  Scientists of Quantum Theory 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Sep 22 18

Match each description or idea of quantum theory with the scientist who first discovered it.
Average
AlexT781 gold member
Sep 22 18
174 plays
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trivia quiz  I Am Not Insane 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Upstart3, May 18 19

Sometimes scientists come up with theories or findings that sound mad. Their ideas might turn out to be accepted as game changers or they might not. Here is a selection.
Average
Upstart3 gold member
May 18 19
330 plays
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trivia quiz  All in the Name of Spineless Science 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jul 30 10

All the scientists in this quiz have one thing in common - among many other amazing achievements they have had at least one species of invertebrate named after them. How many of them do you recognise from my clues?
Tough
Rowena8482 gold member
Jul 30 10
4620 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventors, Scientists and Inventions 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Lssah, Mar 27 09

This is my fourth quiz and it covers basic inventions, scientists and those that have invented! Enjoy! All constructive criticism welcome. :)
Tough
Lssah
Mar 27 09
918 plays
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trivia quiz  Early Scientists of Alexandria 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 18 02

Following the the creation of the Egyptian city Alexandria by Alexander the Great himself and the ascension of Ptolemy as Pharoah, the city of Alexandria became the scientific center of the ancient world. Here are some of the key figures...
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 18 02
378 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Scientists 5 questions
Easy, 5 Qns, xspaceghostx, Jul 15 00

This quiz is about scientists who are very dead, and very famous ...
Easy
xspaceghostx
Jul 15 00
4266 plays
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