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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.
175 quizzes and 2,450 trivia questions.
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1.
  The Wright Stuff The Wright Stuff best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Have you ever stopped and thought about how different our lives would be without the hard work and genius of scientists and inventors? Here are ten people who had 'the Wright stuff' to pursue their dreams and make the world an easier place to live in.
Average, 10 Qns, skunkee, Apr 06 14
Average
skunkee editor
1259 plays
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  Alexa popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
"Alexa, can you write me a quiz about things that have people's names or are named after real people?" "Sure, 'splash. Here are 15 for you. Mix and match the descriptions on the left with the names on the right."
Easier, 15 Qns, darksplash, Feb 13 20
Easier
darksplash gold member
Feb 13 20
492 plays
3.
  Whats the Big Deal What's the Big Deal? - 10 questions - 4 mins
They say "necessity is the mother of invention." Decide for yourself how necessary these ten inventions are.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jan 31 17
Average
nmerr gold member
Jan 31 17
440 plays
4.
  Only the Greatest! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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!
Easier, 10 Qns, Shravan1, Mar 07 17
Easier
Shravan1
Mar 07 17
2122 plays
5.
  Playing with Fire great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Being scientists and inventors, the members of Pyromaniacs Anonymous naturally wish to keep their proclivities a secret. Can you help identify these secretive men known for playing with fire in their work?
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Feb 14 15
Average
tazman6619 gold member
463 plays
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  Left To Their Own Devices top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
While only a small percentage of the population are fortunate enough to be left-handed, left-handers have produced a surprising number of great minds. Join me as we explore some the great inventions brought to you by the left-handed.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Nov 01 19
Average
adam36 gold member
Nov 01 19
681 plays
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  Astounding Achievements in Engineering popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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 25 16
Average
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 25 16
240 plays
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  German Grundlichkeit great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Germans are praised worldwide for their thorough way of dealing with things. No wonder many Germans have made important inventions or discoveries. What do you know about this group of German inventors, industrialists and scientists?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 01 18
Average
JanIQ gold member
Dec 01 18
218 plays
9.
  The Study of Life great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Biology is defined as the science of life or living matter and is divided into many specialized fields. How many of these famous biologists do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Feb 26 17
Average
dcpddc478
Feb 26 17
752 plays
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  Interesting Times - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Jun 30 17
Average
j-zilch
Jun 30 17
707 plays
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  He Tested It On Himself great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Testing for potentially acute harmful effects on humans is forbidden in science, but some people feel that the science needs to be done anyway. These brave souls decided to use their own bodies for some horrific experiments.
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Oct 22 18
Average
qrayx
Oct 22 18
294 plays
12.
  Pioneers in Medicine popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
These are just a few of the pioneers of medicine and surgery. These pioneers developed hormones, anesthetics, antiseptics and antibiotics and more. I hope the biographies are interesting and informative.
Difficult, 15 Qns, YOMD39, Feb 01 12
Difficult
YOMD39
3600 plays
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  His Father Didn't Raise Any Idiots popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
I give you some information on this famous Scientist or Inventor and you tell me who he is. Easy as pi...or is it?
Average, 10 Qns, Orange_cats, Aug 26 09
Average
Orange_cats
871 plays
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  Something New popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These amazing people have created incredible things to enrich our lives. Let's see if you can figure out who they are from my clues.
Average, 10 Qns, Barbarini, Feb 18 11
Average
Barbarini gold member
1306 plays
15.
  He Has High Hopes - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Dec 07 11
Average
Daaanieeel
450 plays
16.
  Who? - 20 questions - 6 mins
The title describes this quiz perfectly. Just tell me who and you'll do fine.
Tough, 20 Qns, GeniusBoy, Jun 02 12
Tough
GeniusBoy
1519 plays
17.
  Help Me Fund My Patent - 10 questions - 4 mins
If you're here, you are most likely looking to help fund a new invention. All of the inventions here are already patented and available to the public in real life, but for the sake of this quiz, the inventor is trying to get the product funded.
Average, 10 Qns, LeChampion14, Jul 02 20
Average
LeChampion14 gold member
Jul 02 20
201 plays
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  Eureka - They Found Them! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Nov 30 11
Average
Jomarion
669 plays
19.
  People of The Final Frontier - 10 questions - 4 mins
This will cover people of various time periods. They were all great pioneers in the exploration of space, either in thought or deed.
Average, 10 Qns, Gamemaster1967, Mar 06 13
Average
Gamemaster1967 gold member
453 plays
20.
  Pioneers of Flight - 15 questions - 6 mins
Mostly about real people but some questions on myths and animals.
Tough, 15 Qns, tnrees, Sep 16 09
Tough
tnrees
315 plays
21.
  On the Shoulders of Giants popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These are the giants of science. They are the men who most greatly influenced the generations ahead of them with their innovations and discoveries.
Average, 10 Qns, skydude13579, Jul 16 14
Average
skydude13579
329 plays
22.
  Behind the Units - Mechanics - 10 questions - 7 mins
Some scientific units - like the meter - aren't named after anybody in particular. Others, though, are named to honor hard work and brilliant contributions. I'll describe the scientist and work in mechanics, and you name the unit (not the abbreviation).
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 22 10
Average
CellarDoor gold member
681 plays
23.
  Ask and Ye Shall Receive - 10 questions - 4 mins
Radio signals that is! How much do you know about the life and work of the pioneering inventor and physicist Marconi?
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 24 12
Average
Rowena8482
434 plays
24.
  Biographies of Chemists - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz uses the short biographies of mostly chemists and some physicists.
Average, 10 Qns, napierslogs, Apr 21 16
Average
napierslogs
Apr 21 16
696 plays
25.
  I Wonder Who Invented That... - 10 questions - 5 mins
Come and explore the wide multitude of well-known and not so well-known inventions. I'll give you the name of the invention, and you must select the correct inventor. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, jk18, Aug 04 09
Tough
jk18
675 plays
26.
  In the Realm of Nobel Laureates - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a quiz about Nobel Laureates. It will also provide you with some bits of information about them.
Average, 10 Qns, TANU, Jun 01 18
Average
TANU
Jun 01 18
336 plays
27.
  Innovations, Inventions and Other Novelties - 10 questions - 7 mins
Technological and other inventions, novelties, etc. changed the course of history. This quiz is about things that were 'new' long ago.
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jun 02 12
Difficult
flem-ish
1051 plays
28.
  I'll Bet You Did Not Know ... - 15 questions - 5 mins
Here are some amazing and true facts about inventions and the inventors who created them that I bet you did not know. Think you do? Give it a try.
Difficult, 15 Qns, willysteal, Apr 06 13
Difficult
willysteal
631 plays
29.
  19th Century Pathologists and Physiologists - 10 questions - 6 mins
The work of a comparatively small number of scientists in the 19th Century forms the basis for most of modern medicine and physiology. Most of this material comes from Asimov's wonderful "Encyclopedia of Science and Technology."
Difficult, 10 Qns, brian59, Sep 01 09
Difficult
brian59
319 plays
30.
  Down the Ladder: Scientists and Inventors - 10 questions - 6 mins
Name the super-genius scientist or inventor of past or present based on the clues. The first letter of each of the first 9 answers will form an acrostic answering question 10.
Tough, 10 Qns, mickeygreeneyes, Sep 15 21
Tough
mickeygreeneyes
Sep 15 21
507 plays
31.
  History's Heroes 1 - 5 questions - 4 mins
See if you can identify these scientific heroes from the past. Without people like these we would all still be living in caves and eating berries.
Average, 5 Qns, smiff, Jan 25 14
Average
smiff
738 plays
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