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  There are 40 quizzes and 365 trivia questions in this category.
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They Remember Me For WHAT?

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 (10 qns)
Aug 10 09
8484 plays
The Nerd Herd

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 (10 qns)
Mar 12 13
1875 plays
A Cornucopia of Scientists

Match the scientific discipline, discovery or description to the proper person.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Oct 14 16
240 plays
Best of the Best: Revolutionary Scientists

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?
Average (10 qns)
Jul 15 16
324 plays
Best of the Best: Physicists

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 (10 qns)
Jul 14 16
243 plays
Best of the Best: Giants in Science

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?
Average (10 qns)
Jul 27 16
246 plays
Wrong is Actually Right

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 (10 qns)
Dec 14 12
633 plays
The Miracle Of Mind

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 (10 qns)
Jan 27 13
774 plays
Let Me Be Your Fantasy

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.
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 19 09
459 plays
Inventors You Have Never Heard of - until now

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 (10 qns)
Nov 09 13
549 plays
Scientists Who Changed the World

Random facts about scientists who made a big impact on the way we live today.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 17 07
2523 plays
Best of the Best: Scientists

From the clues given, can you identify these scientists, considered to be among the greatest the world has ever known?
Average (10 qns)
May 30 15
363 plays
Man is the Measure

These people all give their names to scientific units. Can you match them up?
Average (10 qns)
May 13 16
423 plays
A Woman's Work is Never Done

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 (10 qns)
Dec 21 14
330 plays
Great Figures of Ancient Science

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 (10 qns)
Jun 30 03
618 plays
Madame Curie

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.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 08 15
159 plays
Who was Alfred Wegener?

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.
Tough (10 qns)
May 31 14
240 plays
Behind the Units: Electromagnetism

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).
Difficult (10 qns)
Feb 16 02
408 plays
Scientists are Human Too

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 (10 qns)
Aug 13 08
750 plays
Ralph and the History of British Science

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 (10 qns)
Sep 01 12
234 plays
Ancient Ionian Scientists

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 (5 qns)
Jan 05 01
900 plays
Famous Scientists

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 (10 qns)
Nov 23 00
2838 plays
All in the Name of Spineless Science

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 (10 qns)
Jul 30 10
4293 plays
Inventors, Scientists and Inventions

This is my fourth quiz and it covers basic inventions, scientists and those that have invented! Enjoy! All constructive criticism welcome. :)
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 27 09
897 plays
Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry

This quiz is about the chemists who won the Nobel Prize.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 02 15
114 plays
Later Ionian Scientists

More ancient Ionian scientists. Hope you learn something.
Very Difficult (5 qns)
Jan 05 01
309 plays
Famous Scientists

This quiz is about scientists who are very dead, and very famous ...
Easy (5 qns)
Jul 15 00
3903 plays
Early Scientists of Alexandria

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 (10 qns)
Jun 18 02
363 plays
The Limitations of Science

While scientists have obtained many fascinating results and discoveries in the last century, some of the most surprising results have been those which state precisely what we cannot possibly accomplish. Here are 10 questions on some of those discoveries
Difficult (10 qns)
Feb 23 03
576 plays
The Builders of Science

This quiz is based on the book by Bill Bryson "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and is definitely for the more discerning Funtrivia players!
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 16 06
414 plays
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