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Like everything else, Science has evolved over the centuries. This is the place to test yourself on the history of this fascinating topic.   

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trivia quiz  Everything was Invented in China! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 01 02

Have you ever noticed that all ancient inventions were first developed in China, or so it seems? In this quiz we will attempt to discern which items truly were invented there in an authoritative sense....please enjoy and learn!
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 01 02
10821 plays
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trivia quiz  Roman Science and Invention Editor choice cool 5 questions
Average, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 19 02

Roman science did not provide the modern world with many innovations, but here are a few examples of what the Romans were able to accomplish during the republican and imperial periods. Have fun!
Average
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 19 02
9690 plays
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trivia quiz  A Brief History of Particle Physics, Part I cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 14 05

Particle physicists have had an exciting century! In 1890 the field did not exist; in 2005 we are studying a "zoo" of elementary particles. Test your knowledge of how particle physics developed, up to the introduction of the quark model!
Tough
CellarDoor gold member
Oct 14 05
3705 plays
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trivia quiz  The 1770s in Science cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Jul 16 17

The 1770s saw the outbreak of the American Revolution, but the decade was also a time of scientific revolution. I hope you discover something you didn't know about this important scientific era.
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nannywoo gold member
Jul 16 17
495 plays
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trivia quiz  Insect Physicians - Creepy Crawly Medicine cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Dec 07 04

A small insight into the bedside manner of the Bug Doctors. Take an intriguing look at the part insects have played in the world of medicine.
Average
Nannanut
Dec 07 04
3897 plays
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trivia quiz  Look What I Found - Accidental Discoveries cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, Jul 16 09

Did Crick and Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA by chance? Were Tesla's electricity findings pure luck? No, they weren't. But these ten people did have luck on their side! Let's hear the stories of their serendipitous discoveries.
Average
Matthew_07
Jul 16 09
4392 plays
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trivia quiz  Haber not Einstein - "Nature's" Choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Aug 07 05

Is Fritz Haber's method for producing ammonia the most important scientific development of the 20th century? Knowledge of a little history and chemistry will insure that you score well as you consider the case made by the prestigious journal "Nature".
Average
uglybird gold member
Aug 07 05
2061 plays
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trivia quiz  Eloquent Experiments cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 03 15

Sometimes, scientific progress comes in stages, each experiment building on the last. Sometimes, though, the results of a single experiment say enough to change the way we look at the world. Test your knowledge of ten eloquent experiments.
Average
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 03 15
525 plays
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trivia quiz  What a Difference a Day Makes cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jun 18 12

While Rome wasn't built in a day, there certainly were individual days that stand out as major discoveries/accomplishments in the history of science. Let's take a peek at a few of them!
Easy
merylfederman gold member
Jun 18 12
3651 plays
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trivia quiz  Obsolete Science Terms cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 05 03

Many an idea of some of the greatest individuals of science has crashed upon the rocks of progress. Take these ten examples below, terms and ideas that once captured the imagination of scientists...all now part of history!
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
Aug 05 03
7524 plays
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trivia quiz  Oh, That Hertz! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, NatalieW, Nov 05 03

Watt's that you say? You're after a quiz on how SI units (Systeme International d'Unites) got their names? Look no further - this quiz will delve into the history behind the naming of these common units.
Average
NatalieW editor
Nov 05 03
7107 plays
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trivia quiz  Through the Ages: Man's Fight Against Unseen Foes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Sep 20 13

The History of Man is essentially man's need to fight infection. This quiz looks at some of the infections through the ages that threaten the very existence of man.
Average
1nn1 editor
Sep 20 13
1914 plays
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trivia quiz  A Short History of Forensic Science cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Sep 17 13

Officials charged with keeping law and order often call upon science to help them determine the causes of death, solve crimes, absolve the innocent, and bring perpetrators to justice. Identify these historical instances of forensic science at work.
Easy
nannywoo gold member
Sep 17 13
2196 plays
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trivia quiz  Arizona: Science and Inventions 1912-2012 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Nov 20 15

That dry desert air is good for the mind! Let's look at some of the scientific discoveries, experiments, and inventions that occurred in Arizona during its first century of statehood.
Average
PDAZ gold member
Nov 20 15
333 plays
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trivia quiz  Open Wide - A Painless History of Early Dentistry cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Dec 02 04

Sit back and relax. Join me as a fascinating history of early dentistry unfolds. A chair-gripping voyage of interesting experiments, practices and techniques. This won't hurt a bit!
Tough
Nannanut
Dec 02 04
1365 plays
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photo quiz  I Swear cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 25 16

"I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant..." Those are the modern words of the vow known as the Hippocratic Oath. Let's examine the original document from ancient Greece.
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Jun 25 16
348 plays
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trivia quiz  Not What I Expected cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 06 18

"This is not what I expected", is the gist of what many scientists may have said or thought when they made the following discoveries. What do you know about these discoveries by serendipity?
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JanIQ gold member
Feb 06 18
375 plays
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trivia quiz  A Brief History of Particle Physics, Part II cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 20 05

As the 1960s began, much more remained for particle physicists to investigate. Here we examine a thrilling four decades of discovery, from the quark model of particle physics to a shocking upset in 1998 ...
Difficult
CellarDoor gold member
Oct 20 05
1146 plays
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trivia quiz  Light - Particle vs Wave cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Aug 25 09

Here it is! The post match analysis of the showdown to decide once and for all whether light is a particle or a wave. Who will be the victor? Play this quiz and be prepared to be taken through the 350 year face-off!
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doublemm
Aug 25 09
1311 plays
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trivia quiz  Since When Did Canada Invent Things? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 17 13

In between games of hockey, servings of poutine, and bi-hourly beer runs, Canadians have a noteworthy history of inventing things you use. Take THAT, China!
Average
kyleisalive editor
Sep 17 13
1698 plays
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trivia quiz  Science Gets It Right (Eventually) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Oct 18 10

The history of science is full of situations where those who thought that they knew all the answers were quite wrong.
Average
Calpurnia09 gold member
Oct 18 10
1860 plays
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trivia quiz  Harmony, Order and Chaos cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Sep 16 13

If you think science started in the times of Einstein, Newton, or Leonardo, think again! Those were some important eras, but the history of science includes other developments that were just as key in bringing harmony and order out of chaos.
Average
shorthumbz gold member
Sep 16 13
2226 plays
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trivia quiz  It was the Best of Time(piece)s... cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bucknallbabe, Apr 26 10

Or "A Brief History of Timepieces", the story of how people have kept track of time over the centuries.
Tough
bucknallbabe
Apr 26 10
666 plays
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trivia quiz  History of Astronomy - Part 1 cool 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 09 03

Greetings fans of the night sky. Within this quiz we shall observe the very foundations of the astronomical science from the beginning of history to approximately 500 B.C. I wish you luck!
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jul 09 03
3090 plays
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trivia quiz  The Celestial Cosmos cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 24 13

The ancient Greeks saw the universe as a cosmos, which consisted of both the heavens and earth. They pondered the underlying structure of the cosmos to find universal truth, and explain natural phenomena.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Sep 24 13
1506 plays
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trivia quiz  Great British Discoveries cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, HCR1, Sep 28 13

This quiz features 10 questions on major scientific discoveries and inventions either made in the UK or by British scientists working elsewhere.
Average
HCR1
Sep 28 13
1845 plays
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trivia quiz  We Can Make Him Better cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Feb 03 14

The 1970s Television Show "The Six Million Dollar Man" was based on the premise that advances in science could repair and improve the injured and infirm. This quiz explores the world of medical miracles up to the early twenty-first century.
Average
adam36 gold member
Feb 03 14
765 plays
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trivia quiz  History of Astronomy - Part 2 cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 26 04

Continuing from part one, this quiz will explore the history of astronomy as it developed into a genuine science during ancient times. I wish you luck.
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Aug 26 04
1197 plays
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trivia quiz  Advance Australia... Scientifically! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Aug 12 14

Poisonous creatures, the Great Barrier Reef, bushrangers, the outback, sports and arts - all topics that relate to Australia. But Aussies have also contributed many great scientific breakthroughs and inventions. Let's look at some of them!
Average
MikeMaster99 gold member
Aug 12 14
537 plays
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trivia quiz  Never Before! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Sep 10 13

This quiz looks at 'firsts', events that had never happened before; a look at world changing events and some of the individuals involved in them.
Easy
SisterSeagull gold member
Sep 10 13
915 plays
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