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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!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 01 02
10845 plays
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!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 19 02
9720 plays
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!
CellarDoor gold member
Oct 14 05
3723 plays
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.
nannywoo gold member
Jul 16 17
552 plays
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.
Dec 07 04
3930 plays
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.
Jul 16 09
4428 plays
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".
uglybird gold member
Aug 07 05
2106 plays
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.
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 03 15
549 plays
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!
merylfederman gold member
Jun 18 12
3696 plays
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.
NatalieW editor
Nov 05 03
7143 plays
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!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Aug 05 03
7545 plays
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.
1nn1 editor
Sep 20 13
1998 plays
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.
nannywoo gold member
Sep 17 13
2295 plays
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.
PDAZ gold member
Nov 20 15
357 plays
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!
Dec 02 04
1374 plays
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?
JanIQ gold member
Feb 06 18
399 plays
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!
kyleisalive editor
Sep 17 13
1764 plays
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!
Aug 25 09
1317 plays
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.
ponycargirl editor
Jun 25 16
363 plays
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 ...
CellarDoor gold member
Oct 20 05
1161 plays
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.
Calpurnia09 gold member
Oct 18 10
1869 plays
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.
shorthumbz gold member
Sep 16 13
2298 plays
match quiz  Modern Man cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Mar 08 19

In the 21st century man continues to push the boundaries of science. Here, match the people or institutions with their significant contribution to modern man.
pollucci19 gold member
Mar 08 19
174 plays
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.
Apr 26 10
678 plays
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.
ponycargirl editor
Sep 24 13
1572 plays
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
3099 plays
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!
MikeMaster99 gold member
Aug 12 14
567 plays
trivia quiz  Great British Discoveries cool 10 questions
Easy, 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.
Sep 28 13
1929 plays
trivia quiz  History of Astronomy - Part 2 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.
thejazzkickazz gold member
Aug 26 04
1206 plays
trivia quiz  When all that's left is Serendipity 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mitchcumstein, May 20 14

This is a quiz aimed at the accidental discoveries that have changed the world. Serendipity can be a great friend sometimes.
May 20 14
687 plays
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