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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.   

There are 45 quizzes and 450 trivia questions in this category.
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Trivia Quizzes in category History of Science
1
Everything was Invented in China! 10 questions

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
10659 plays
2
Roman Science and Invention 5 questions

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
9543 plays
3
A Brief History of Particle Physics, Part I 15 questions

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
3606 plays
4
Insect Physicians - Creepy Crawly Medicine 10 questions

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
3816 plays
5
Look What I Found - Accidental Discoveries 10 questions

Did Crick and Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA by chance? No, they didn't. Were Tesla's electricity and magnetism findings pure luck? No, they weren't. But these 10 people did! Let's hear the stories of their serendipitous discoveries.
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Matthew_07
4203 plays
6
Haber not Einstein - "Nature's" Choice 10 questions

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
1995 plays
7
What a Difference a Day Makes 10 questions

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
3438 plays
8
Eloquent Experiments 10 questions

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
414 plays
9
Oh, That Hertz! 10 questions

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
6948 plays
10
Obsolete Science Terms 10 questions

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
7440 plays
11
Through the Ages: Man's Fight Against Unseen Foes 10 questions

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
1548 plays
12
Arizona: Science and Inventions 1912-2012 10 questions

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
243 plays
13
A Short History of Forensic Science 10 questions

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
1740 plays
14
I Swear 10 questions

"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
Jun 25 16
294 plays
15
Light - Particle vs Wave 10 questions

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
1287 plays
16
Open Wide - A Painless History of Early Dentistry 10 questions

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
1332 plays
17
A Brief History of Particle Physics, Part II 10 questions

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
1122 plays
18
Science Gets It Right (Eventually) 10 questions

The history of science is full of situations where those who thought that they knew all the answers were quite wrong.
Average
Calpurnia09
1818 plays
19
Since When Did Canada Invent Things? 10 questions

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
1425 plays
20
Advance Australia... Scientifically! 10 questions

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
405 plays
21
Harmony, Order and Chaos 10 questions

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
1830 plays
22
It was the Best of Time(piece)s... 10 questions

Or "A Brief History of Timepieces", the story of how people have kept track of time over the centuries.
Tough
bucknallbabe
645 plays
23
History of Astronomy - Part 1 10 questions

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
3057 plays
24
The Celestial Cosmos 10 questions

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
1233 plays
25
History of Astronomy - Part 2 10 questions

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
1173 plays
26
Great British Discoveries 10 questions

This quiz features 10 questions on major scientific discoveries and inventions either made in the UK or by British scientists working elsewhere.
Average
HCR1
1557 plays
27
When all that's left is Serendipity 10 questions

This is a quiz aimed at the accidental discoveries that have changed the world. Serendipity can be a great friend sometimes.
Average
mitchcumstein
636 plays
28
Never Before! 10 questions

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
813 plays
29
Humor Me! 10 questions

Let's look back on the medical theories of humorism, which guided physicians from the Classical era through the mid 1800's.
Average
kscleaves
1362 plays
30
Fueling the Fire 10 questions

Fire and fuels are often taken for granted in the developed world but this state of affairs is relatively recent. This quiz explores how scientists discovered the true nature of fire and the substances burned to produce it.
Tough
bucknallbabe
729 plays
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