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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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trivia quiz  Amazing Inventors of Ordinary Things Editor choice cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Oddball, Nov 01 07

A quiz for those who made life so much easier and made us think, 'Why didn't I think of that?'
Average
Oddball
Nov 01 07
7233 plays
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trivia quiz  The Story of Invention [1] Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Nov 12 04

This quiz contains short excerpts from the lives of ten great scientists. Each excerpt provides an insight into the lives of the people who have made this world what it is.
Average
Shrivats
Nov 12 04
7986 plays
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trivia quiz  The Story of Invention [2] Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Dec 16 04

As they say, Science is eternal. Here's one more quiz on the lives of great scientists of the past, who have changed the way we lead our lives. Each question contains a short excerpt from the life of a great scientist.
Tough
Shrivats
Dec 16 04
4194 plays
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trivia quiz  Patent Wars - Disputed Inventions & Discoveries Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, SixShutouts66, Apr 10 19

We can readily identify people responsible for many inventions and discoveries. However, the reality is much more complicated; and other people oftentimes have legitimate claims to these discoveries. Let's look at them.
Tough
SixShutouts66 gold member
Apr 10 19
237 plays
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trivia quiz  Ten Ideas That Didn't Pan Out cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jul 30 10

It probably sounded like a good idea at the time, but for some reason, these inventions just didn't catch on. Can you guess what the inventions were from the clues?
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PDAZ gold member
Jul 30 10
8634 plays
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trivia quiz  Little Known Inventions cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, bullymom, May 23 02

This quiz is about all kinds of inventions, many of which we use every day.
Difficult
bullymom
May 23 02
3978 plays
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trivia quiz  Run to the Lab! World Changing Experiments. cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Jul 01 12

This quiz will look at some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that have altered the way we understand the world around us. Can you pick the scientist or the experiment/theory from the information provided?
Easy
MikeMaster99 gold member
Jul 01 12
3456 plays
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photo quiz  The Wright Stuff cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skunkee, Apr 03 14

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
skunkee editor
Apr 03 14
1122 plays
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trivia quiz  Orville and Wilbur Were Right! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mcdubb, Jul 28 13

Orville and Wilbur Wright were great pioneers, inventors and scientists in the field of aviation. Enjoy taking a flight through the lives of these two great innovators!
Tough
mcdubb gold member
Jul 28 13
990 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventors in the Kitchen cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Mar 25 10

The modern kitchen would be a very different place if not for these inventors and their inventions.
Average
jcpetersen
Mar 25 10
1674 plays
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trivia quiz  Eureka! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 30 13

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. What do you know about him?
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ponycargirl editor
Apr 30 13
825 plays
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trivia quiz  Crisis Averted! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Apr 15 13

In my every day life, I often silently thank inventors for their contributions; otherwise I'd have a crisis!
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salami_swami gold member
Apr 15 13
606 plays
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trivia quiz  Dream the Impossible Dream cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 11 10

The people in this quiz all followed their impossible dream, and came up with inventions which changed all our lives. Note that there is a British bias to these questions.
Average
rossian editor
Apr 11 10
2919 plays
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trivia quiz  Left To Their Own Devices cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, May 04 13

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.
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adam36 gold member
May 04 13
654 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Women in Science cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 09 16

Throughout history, women have made important contributions in the field of science. See if you can answer these questions concerning the work of some very impressive female scientists.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Jun 09 16
597 plays
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trivia quiz  Did the Chicken Cross the Road? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, Apr 25 11

Yes? No? Uncertain? Ten celebrated scientists and mathematicians attempted to answer this question by offering some possible explanations. Let's see if you can identify the person based on the hypothetical answers they provided. Enjoy!
Average
Matthew_07 gold member
Apr 25 11
1341 plays
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trivia quiz  Fun with Famous Scientists cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, dr_vitz, Jun 30 00

Intended for laypersons. A light quiz on the discoveries of famous scientists, moderately easy but varied. One answer from each question is for fun only. Enjoy!
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dr_vitz
Jun 30 00
5763 plays
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trivia quiz  Female Inventors and Their Creations cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 07 15

These ten women from different countries made their mark on the world with interesting or remarkable inventions. How many do you know. Looks for clues in the questions.
Easy
Creedy gold member
Feb 07 15
855 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventions of the 19th century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Oct 12 02

A lot of things that we take for granted today had their origins in the years 1800-1900. How many can you recognise? (All information from James Dyson's "History of Great Inventions")
Average
fringe gold member
Oct 12 02
4836 plays
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trivia quiz  Alexander Graham Bell cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Apr 16 16

Alexander Graham Bell is mostly known for being credited (albeit controversially) with inventing the telephone. However, our modern world is founded on Bell's ideas well beyond telecommunications.
Average
AlexT781 gold member
Apr 16 16
312 plays
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trivia quiz  Did I Do That? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Jul 29 10

Did I do that? It might be what the ten ladies in this quiz wondered when they invented something. And their answer probably was: Yes, of course, as if inventing is only a man's job. See what you know about these female pioneers.
Average
James25 gold member
Jul 29 10
3207 plays
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trivia quiz  Meet the Inventors: A to E cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Ishtari11, Aug 22 10

Can you match the inventors to their inventions? These are things that are widely available in our society. Learn about inventions beginning with letters A to E. Have fun.
Easy
Ishtari11
Aug 22 10
2793 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: American Inventors cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 23 16

While making great sacrifices, many Americans have made amazing inventions that changed life forever and deserve to be on a "Best of the Best" list. Can you identify ten of them?
Easy
ponycargirl editor
Nov 23 16
864 plays
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trivia quiz  The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Feb 10 20

According to a proverb, the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Our history books are riddled with tales of 'early birds' who made the inventions and 'second mice', who got the credit. Let's explore some.
Average
darksplash gold member
Feb 10 20
213 plays
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trivia quiz  The Study of Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 08 12

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
dcpddc478 gold member
Jun 08 12
732 plays
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trivia quiz  Only the Greatest! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Shravan1, May 04 10

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
Shravan1
May 04 10
1953 plays
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trivia quiz  He Tested It On Himself 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Oct 18 18

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
qrayx
Oct 18 18
282 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventions Which Answered A Prayer 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, MoonWoman, Nov 26 13

When you pick up a television remote, do you wonder how it came about? Do you see a traffic jam and say a prayer that someone will invent a device to make it go away? I have designed this quiz around inventions that we often take for granted.
Easy
MoonWoman
Nov 26 13
1407 plays
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trivia quiz  Don't Try This At Home... 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Jun 07 11

Here are a few innovative and intrepid inventors who were killed by their own inventions. Were they foolhardy or brave? You decide.
Tough
mlcmlc gold member
Jun 07 11
6645 plays
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trivia quiz  Forgotten Inventors 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Dec 28 11

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
nmerr gold member
Dec 28 11
474 plays
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