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The Lobotomist

What do you know about Dr. Walter Freeman, "The Henry Ford of Lobotomy?" The information is taken from the PBS program "The Lobotomist."
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10 Q
ponycargirl
Mar 25 09
375 plays
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Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin is another female astronomer that is relatively unknown. Take this quiz to learn about her contributions.
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10 Q
almach
Mar 02 07
180 plays
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The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives

A quiz on Norman Borlaug: scientist, agronomist, and humanitarian.
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10 Q
IgnatiusReilly
Sep 21 09
309 plays
4
I Don't Mean to Bragg ...

William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg were two pioneering scientists who jointly won the Nobel Prize. Take this quiz to learn more about their lives and work.
Tough
10 Q
NatalieW
Jan 10 09
228 plays
5
Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon

Annie Jump Cannon was born on December 11, 1863 and died on April 13, 1941. She was a very famous astronomer who is unfortunately, not well known. Hopefully, this quiz will help to change that.
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10 Q
almach
Feb 02 07
219 plays
6
Sir Joseph Banks - The Unknown Celebrity

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was a giant in the world of science and a celebrity in his time, but his fame has not persisted like that of many of his contemporaries. This quiz looks at some of the major events in his life.
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10 Q
doublemm
Jun 10 13
231 plays
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Edwin Powell Hubble

Edwin Powell Hubble was born on November 29, 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri. Most people have heard of the Hubble Space Telescope. What do you know about the man it is named after?
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10 Q
ALMACH
Feb 19 07
261 plays
8
George Washington Carver, Man of Science

In February, which is Black History Month, it seems appropriate to look at the life and achievements of this outstanding African American.
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10 Q
looney_tunes
Feb 24 13
267 plays
9
Telescope Builders, Alvan Clark & Sons

Alvan Clark and his two sons, Alvan Graham and George Bassett, were responsible for building quality telescopes during the last half of the 19th century and into the 20th century. What do you know about them?
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10 Q
almach
Feb 06 07
225 plays
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W T G Morton: The Man who Popularized Ether

Once Charles Darwin was asked what was the most important discovery in the nineteenth century. He replied, it was 'painless surgery'. The advent of anaesthesia has revolutionized modern medicine. This quiz is a tribute to the man who started it all.
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10 Q
shamroc
Oct 29 08
198 plays
11
Aristotle, Scientist and Philosopher

Here are a variety of questions about Aristotle...they range from easy to difficult. See if you can excel!
Difficult
10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jan 22 01
474 plays
12
Gregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel was well known for his contribution in the field of genetics. How well do you know the father of genetics? Enjoy!
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10 Q
Matthew_07
Dec 14 08
594 plays
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Now Why Didn't I Think of That?

I must admit, I have no idea who the genius was who invented the wheel. Many inventions can be attributed to one specific person, but some are pretty arcane. Let's see what you know about these ten innovative ideas.
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10 Q
paulmallon
Feb 26 14
429 plays
14
Carl Sagan

This quiz is based on facts from Carl's life.
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10 Q
Gamemaster1967
Jan 04 03
648 plays
15
Paleontology's Public Intellectual

On May 20, 2002, Stephen Jay Gould passed away. Called 'paleontology's public intellectual' by Andrew Knoll of Harvard University, Gould was a prominent evolutionist, a prolific author, and a champion of science and reason.
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15 Q
crisw
May 27 02
537 plays
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The Life and Times of Apple's Steve Jobs

One of the leaders of the digital revolution died in 2011. Here is a quiz about Steve Jobs and some of his milestones and inventions.
Tough
10 Q
CmdrK
Oct 14 11
204 plays
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Fred Lawrence Whipple

Fred Lawrence Whipple was the son of a farmer. He was born in Red Oak, Iowa, on November 5, 1906. He died on August 30, 2004. He was a famous American astronomer. Take the quiz to learn more about him.
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10 Q
almach
Mar 06 07
180 plays
18
The Father of FM Radio

A 'rite of passage' in my youth was going to "The Haunted House" near the Amstrong tower in Alpine, NJ. But who was E.H. Armstrong? And why is he such a big part of your life? If you like the quiz, please rate it. If not, please let me know why.
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10 Q
CariM0952
May 27 07
252 plays
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Henrietta Leavitt

A short quiz on an amazing space pioneer.
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5 Q
Gamemaster1967
Feb 13 02
228 plays
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Rosalind Franklin

This pioneering scientist made crucial discoveries in DNA research. See how much you know about her life and work. (Note: some terms have been changed from the U.K. spelling to the American.) Hope you enjoy the quiz. Thanks.
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10 Q
neon000
Nov 01 07
213 plays
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Synergetics- The Geometry of Buckminster Fuller

Prepare to be dazzled!
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25 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jun 08 01
990 plays
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The Life of Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall has greatly impacted the world with her research and contribution to the world. How much do you know of her life before and after her trip to Africa?
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10 Q
polly5
Jan 07 07
426 plays
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Sir Joseph Lister

Sir Joseph Lister is called the father of modern antisepsis. (April 5, 1827 - Feb. 10, 1912)
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10 Q
myrab51
Oct 13 07
342 plays
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Famous Poles: Nicholas Copernicus

Hello everyone! This is my first quiz of a planned long series of famous Poles! This one is on Copernicus, one of the fathers of astronomy.
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10 Q
PolskaMan
Jun 18 07
357 plays
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Sir Clive Sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair is a British entrepreneur and inventor. How much do you know about this electronic wizard?
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10 Q
Lord_Digby
Jan 21 09
243 plays
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Madame Curie

This is a quiz on one of the most famous female scientists of all time. It covers her personal history as well as her scientific achievements.
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10 Q
claudnine9
Apr 03 03
429 plays
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The Basics about Ben Franklin

Think you know the basics about Ben Franklin? Take this quiz and see if you do!
Tough
10 Q
gloryB2
Jul 13 10
402 plays
28
Chester Carlson: Mr. Xerox

Businesses the world over are indebted to Chester Carlson, the man who gave us the Xerox copier!
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15 Q
tjoebigham
Aug 23 04
294 plays
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John Nash, an Amazing Life

John Nash is one of the greatest mathemeticians of the 20th century, and is the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind." Here are some more facts about this gifted man.
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15 Q
kathypig1
Jun 26 02
828 plays
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Alfred Russel Wallace, Unsung Naturalist Hero

Enjoy this overview of the life and works of the great 19th century naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace.
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10 Q
slapchop
Apr 03 10
183 plays
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