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Where would we be without them? Likely in the dark, walking on foot, and hunting with bows and arrows! Delve into the fascinating history of scientists, inventors, and the inventions that they brought into the world.   

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31
Don't Try This At Home...

Here are a few innovative and intrepid inventors who were killed by their own inventions. Were they foolhardy or brave? You decide.
Tough (10 qns)
mlcmlc
5565 plays
32
Forgotten Inventors

There are famous inventors that we all learn about in school. But what about those inventors who have been overlooked or forgotten? This quiz is dedicated to them.
Average (10 qns)
nmerr
411 plays
33
Only the Greatest!

Isaac Newton said, "If I saw further than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." This quiz is dedicated to some of those giants who shaped world history by not brute force, but sheer genius. Have fun!
Easy (10 qns)
Shravan1
1446 plays
34
Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Radio signals that is! How much do you know about the life and work of the pioneering inventor and physicist Marconi?
Difficult (10 qns)
Rowena8482
276 plays
35
Eureka - They Found Them!

So many people, in the past, have used their scientific knowledge to create new things and we have inherited so many wonderful technological inventions. I have selected 10 of these which I find interesting. Do you know who invented them?
Average (10 qns)
Jomarion
597 plays
36
I Want to be a Mad Scientist When I Grow Up

Many of the men in this quiz made legitimate contributions to the field of science. All of them had questionable ethics and most were eccentrics. Some were cruel, or insane, or downright evil.
Difficult (10 qns)
dcpddc478
441 plays
37
They Changed the World

In this quiz you need to match the inventor with the object he/she invented or helped to invent. Some of these folks you may have heard of, others may be a little bit obscure.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
Apr 17 16
585 plays
38
Scientists with Fruit Heads

What on EARTH could this quiz be about? Exactly what the title suggests! All these scientists have had their heads altered in this fruity themed quiz. Talk about picking your brain!
Average (10 qns)
trident
552 plays
39
On the Shoulders of Giants

These are the giants of science. They are the men who most greatly influenced the generations ahead of them with their innovations and discoveries.
Tough (10 qns)
skydude13579
291 plays
40
US Inventions of the 1890s - If You Can Believe!

I was surpised that some of these were invented so long ago. See if you can answer what the invention was or select the inventor's name or occupation. Have FUN!
Average (10 qns)
habitsowner
543 plays
41
Nobel Prizes in Physics

X-Radiation and the Nobel Prize in Physics
Average (10 qns)
UncleHern
579 plays
42
The Story of Invention III

Sir Isaac Newton attributed his greatness to the fact that he "stood on the shoulders of giants." The world today, is truly what the efforts of the men and the women of science of the the past have made it. Let us honour them.
Tough (10 qns)
Shrivats
633 plays
43
It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist...

A quiz about female rocket scientists.
Difficult (10 qns)
pennie1478
177 plays
44
Scientists and their Contributions

There have been many scientists whose work lets us know about fundamental things concerning how the universe actually works. How well do you remember which accomplishment was made by what scientist? Enjoy!
Easy (10 qns)
DeepHistory
Jul 27 16
477 plays
45
Match the Inventor to the Invention

It is as simple as the title suggests. You match the inventor with the invention. Some are plain sailing, some are a bit harder. Enjoy!
Very Easy (10 qns)
DeepHistory
Jun 20 16
855 plays
46
Who Deserves Credit?

While scientists like Darwin, Galileo and Watt get all the credit in the history books, the individuals below live in relative obscurity. This quiz gives some true innovators a chance to shine...see if you can identify them!
Difficult (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
879 plays
47
Who Invented It?

Following is a 10-question quiz on the inventors of some well-known objects.
Average (10 qns)
ravenskye
5994 plays
48
The Story of Invention: IV

"History is the essence of innumerable biographies". In this, the fourth edition of "The Story of Invention", identify the scientist in each question, on the basis of a short excerpt from his life.
Tough (10 qns)
Shrivats
381 plays
49
The (W)Right Brothers

We all know about the Wright Brothers' contributions to the field of aviation, but what else do you know about these men who made such a great contribution to the world?
Tough (10 qns)
ponycargirl
273 plays
50
Astounding Achievements in Engineering

Throughout the centuries, around the globe, there have been amazing engineering feats. Let's meet some of the men and women who were pioneers in this field.
Average (10 qns)
stephgm67
Jul 24 16
159 plays
51
He Has High Hopes

Harry believes his new inventions will be huge successes. However, Harry had been in his basement inventing these things for centuries. As a result, they were invented by someone else while he was inventing them! Can you name the inventor or invention?
Average (10 qns)
Daaanieeel
399 plays
52
Indian Brains Are Right Here

This quiz is about some famous Indian scientists, inventors, mathematicians and astronomers. Play this quiz and find out interesting thing about them.
Difficult (10 qns)
ayu29
147 plays
53
Inventors and Inventions

Inventors and inventions.
Difficult (15 qns)
sportcon
1605 plays
54
Aussie Inventions #1

Necessity being the 'Mother of Invention' has led Australians to invent some wonderful (and some weird) things over the years. Here are more than just a few!
Tough (15 qns)
Engadine
1098 plays
55
Inventors and Their Inventions

Match the relatively unknown inventor with his or her commonly used invention.
Average (10 qns)
debodun
Jun 04 16
378 plays
56
Interesting Times

It certainly was interesting times when things of all kinds were being invented. In this quiz I'm going to ask some questions about some things that were invented in the last few hundred years. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
j-zilch
552 plays
57
Who?

The title describes this quiz perfectly. Just tell me who and you'll do fine.
Tough (20 qns)
GeniusBoy
1440 plays
58
Inventing Questions

Questions about different inventors and their inventions.
Tough (10 qns)
pennie1478
465 plays
59
The Inventing Quiz

How much do you know about the inventions that shaped our world as it is today?
Tough (10 qns)
MTizzone
561 plays
60
A-B-C Of Everyday Inventions

They've changed the way we live - Life would be very different without them - But who pioneered these inventions? [A to J]
Tough (10 qns)
musicmonkeyman
1026 plays
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