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Down to the Wire

This quiz deals with Samuel Morse and the development of the telegraph.
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 01 17
78 plays
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."
Average (10 qns)
399 plays
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 qns)
231 plays
The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives

A quiz on Norman Borlaug: scientist, agronomist, and humanitarian.
Tough (10 qns)
324 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
228 plays
Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin is another female astronomer that is relatively unknown. Take this quiz to learn about her contributions.
Average (10 qns)
186 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
237 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
288 plays
Dear John Deere

This quiz will test your knowledge of the inventor John Deere. Best of luck!
Average (10 qns)
Apr 24 16
165 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
459 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
231 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
210 plays
Carl Sagan

This quiz is based on facts from Carl's life.
Difficult (10 qns)
657 plays
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?
Tough (10 qns)
273 plays
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!
Average (10 qns)
618 plays
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.
Tough (15 qns)
543 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
183 plays
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 qns)
213 plays
Henrietta Leavitt

A short quiz on an amazing space pioneer.
Average (5 qns)
237 plays
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 qns)
486 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
222 plays
Synergetics- The Geometry of Buckminster Fuller

Prepare to be dazzled!
Difficult (25 qns)
1002 plays
Sir Joseph Lister

Sir Joseph Lister is called the father of modern antisepsis. (April 5, 1827 - Feb. 10, 1912)
Average (10 qns)
345 plays
The Basics about Ben Franklin

Think you know the basics about Ben Franklin? Take this quiz and see if you do!
Tough (10 qns)
420 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
432 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
261 plays
Sir Clive Sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair is a British entrepreneur and inventor. How much do you know about this electronic wizard?
Average (10 qns)
249 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
369 plays
Chester Carlson: Mr. Xerox

Businesses the world over are indebted to Chester Carlson, the man who gave us the Xerox copier!
Average (15 qns)
303 plays
Alfred Russel Wallace, Unsung Naturalist Hero

Enjoy this overview of the life and works of the great 19th century naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace.
Average (10 qns)
186 plays
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