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trivia quiz  The Lobotomist cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 25 09

What do you know about Dr. Walter Freeman, "The Henry Ford of Lobotomy?" The information is taken from the PBS program "The Lobotomist."
ponycargirl editor
Mar 25 09
426 plays
trivia quiz  Sir Joseph Banks - The Unknown Celebrity cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jun 10 13

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.
Jun 10 13
249 plays
trivia quiz  The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, IgnatiusReilly, Sep 21 09

A quiz on Norman Borlaug: scientist, agronomist, and humanitarian.
Sep 21 09
336 plays
trivia quiz  I Don't Mean to Bragg ... cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, NatalieW, Jan 10 09

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.
NatalieW editor
Jan 10 09
246 plays
trivia quiz  Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, almach, Feb 02 07

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.
Feb 02 07
231 plays
trivia quiz  Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, almach, Mar 02 07

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin is another female astronomer that is relatively unknown. Take this quiz to learn about her contributions.
Mar 02 07
189 plays
trivia quiz  George Washington Carver, Man of Science cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Feb 24 13

In February, which is Black History Month, it seems appropriate to look at the life and achievements of this outstanding African American.
looney_tunes editor
Feb 24 13
318 plays
trivia quiz   Now Why Didn't I Think of That? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Feb 26 14

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.
Feb 26 14
486 plays
trivia quiz  Telescope Builders, Alvan Clark & Sons cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, almach, Feb 06 07

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?
Feb 06 07
231 plays
trivia quiz  Edwin Powell Hubble cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ALMACH, Feb 19 07

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?
Feb 19 07
285 plays
trivia quiz  Carl Sagan cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Gamemaster1967, Jan 04 03

This quiz is based on facts from Carl's life.
Gamemaster1967 editor
Jan 04 03
660 plays
trivia quiz  W T G Morton: The Man who Popularized Ether cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, shamroc, Oct 29 08

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.
Oct 29 08
216 plays
trivia quiz  The Life and Times of Apple's Steve Jobs cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Oct 14 11

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.
CmdrK gold member
Oct 14 11
228 plays
trivia quiz  Fred Lawrence Whipple cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, almach, Mar 06 07

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.
Mar 06 07
183 plays
trivia quiz  Paleontology's Public Intellectual cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, crisw, May 27 02

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.
crisw gold member
May 27 02
546 plays
trivia quiz  Gregor Mendel cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, Dec 14 08

Gregor Mendel was well known for his contribution in the field of genetics. How well do you know the father of genetics? Enjoy!
Dec 14 08
636 plays
trivia quiz  Aristotle, Scientist and Philosopher cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 22 01

Here are a variety of questions about Aristotle...they range from easy to difficult. See if you can excel!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jan 22 01
492 plays
trivia quiz  Henrietta Leavitt 5 questions
Average, 5 Qns, Gamemaster1967, Feb 13 02

A short quiz on an amazing space pioneer.
Gamemaster1967 editor
Feb 13 02
240 plays
trivia quiz  Synergetics- The Geometry of Buckminster Fuller 25 questions
Difficult, 25 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 08 01

Prepare to be dazzled!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 08 01
1011 plays
trivia quiz  Sir Joseph Lister 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, myrab51, Oct 13 07

Sir Joseph Lister is called the father of modern antisepsis. (April 5, 1827 - Feb. 10, 1912)
Oct 13 07
351 plays
trivia quiz  Down to the Wire 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bernie73, Apr 01 17

This quiz deals with Samuel Morse and the development of the telegraph.
bernie73 gold member
Apr 01 17
99 plays
trivia quiz  The Life of Jane Goodall 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, polly5, Jan 07 07

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?
Jan 07 07
447 plays
trivia quiz  The Basics about Ben Franklin 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, gloryB2, Jul 13 10

Think you know the basics about Ben Franklin? Take this quiz and see if you do!
gloryB2 gold member
Jul 13 10
441 plays
trivia quiz  The Father of FM Radio 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CariM0952, May 27 07

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.
CariM0952 gold member
May 27 07
267 plays
trivia quiz  Neil deGrasse Tyson 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, RedHook13, Jul 06 18

This quiz will focus on Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and advocate for scientific education.
RedHook13 gold member
Jul 06 18
93 plays
trivia quiz  Famous Poles: Nicholas Copernicus 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PolskaMan, Jun 18 07

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.
Jun 18 07
369 plays
trivia quiz  Rosalind Franklin 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, neon000, Nov 01 07

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.
neon000 gold member
Nov 01 07
225 plays
trivia quiz   Sir Clive Sinclair 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Lord_Digby, Jan 21 09

Sir Clive Sinclair is a British entrepreneur and inventor. How much do you know about this electronic wizard?
Jan 21 09
258 plays
trivia quiz  Chester Carlson: Mr. Xerox 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, tjoebigham, Aug 23 04

Businesses the world over are indebted to Chester Carlson, the man who gave us the Xerox copier!
Aug 23 04
309 plays
match quiz  Scientists from A - J 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, May 16 17

I provide information on their fields of study, and you match the scientist to the correct description.
May 16 17
336 plays
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