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  All That We Have Done - 10 questions - 3 mins
The United States is responsible for quite a few inventions used worldwide. For this quiz, all you need to do is match the inventor with his or her invention. Note that the inventor may not have been American, but the invention was created in America.
New Game, 10 Qns, Buddy1, Nov 28 22
New Game
Buddy1 gold member
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  Best of the Best  American Inventors Best of the Best: American Inventors great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 13 17
ponycargirl editor
Jan 13 17
1010 plays
  Ten Ideas That Didn't Pan Out best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Dec 05 10
PDAZ gold member
8892 plays
  Amazing Inventors of Ordinary Things editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
A quiz for those who made life so much easier and made us think, 'Why didn't I think of that?'
Average, 15 Qns, Oddball, Mar 12 13
7435 plays
  Don't Try This At Home... great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Here are a few innovative and intrepid inventors who were killed by their own inventions. Were they foolhardy or brave? You decide.
Tough, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Feb 25 13
mlcmlc gold member
6976 plays
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.
Average, 10 Qns, SixShutouts66, Apr 10 19
SixShutouts66 gold member
Apr 10 19
1405 plays
  The Story of Invention [1] editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Jan 12 16
8063 plays
  Match the Inventor to the Invention popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
It is as simple as the title suggests. You match the inventor with the invention. Some are plain sailing, some are a bit harder. Enjoy!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Jun 20 16
Very Easy
DeepHistory gold member
Jun 20 16
1614 plays
Match the first name of scientist or inventor to their last name on the right. The words in parentheses form a phrase or item that should help you find the proper match.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, DizWiz, Jul 11 17
Very Easy
DizWiz gold member
Jul 11 17
1427 plays
  Inventions of the 19th century top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, fringe, Nov 12 11
fringe gold member
5114 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Richard Trevithick, a pioneer in high pressure steam engines, was born in which English county?

From Quiz "Dream the Impossible Dream"

  Rooms in a House great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
If you look around any room in your house, you will see something that somebody, somewhere either invented, improved, or adapted. Given an item in each room, match these with the inventor or person associated with the item.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Feb 06 22
spanishliz editor
Feb 06 22
169 plays
  Did I Do That? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, James25, Apr 19 11
James25 gold member
3511 plays
  Meet the Inventors: A to E great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ishtari11, Oct 23 12
2974 plays
  Female Inventors and Their Creations top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 07 15
Creedy gold member
993 plays
  Dream the Impossible Dream top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 11 10
rossian editor
3039 plays
  I Didn't Know They Invented That! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are the little-known inventors of some well-known items. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Aug 07 16
bigjohnsludge gold member
Aug 07 16
731 plays
  The Story of Invention [2] editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 9 mins
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, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Nov 17 12
4208 plays
  Crisis Averted! top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
In my every day life, I often silently thank inventors for their contributions; otherwise I'd have a crisis!
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Apr 17 13
salami_swami gold member
639 plays
  The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, darksplash, Feb 10 20
darksplash gold member
Feb 10 20
258 plays
  Little Known Inventions best quiz - 20 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about all kinds of inventions, many of which we use every day.
Difficult, 20 Qns, bullymom, May 02 16
May 02 16
4020 plays
  Inventors in the Kitchen best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The modern kitchen would be a very different place if not for these inventors and their inventions.
Average, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Mar 25 10
1696 plays
  Inventions of the 18th & 19th Centuries - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz about some not so terribly modern inventions that have changed our lives in both large ways and small.
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Dec 26 20
logcrawler gold member
Dec 26 20
429 plays
  A Faster Way to Travel - 10 questions - 4 mins
'I need to go so much quicker, I need to go so much quicker...' What do these ten inventors have in common? All of them have been associated with the field of travel and transport in some way.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Apr 10 19
Kankurette gold member
Apr 10 19
303 plays
  Inventions Which Answered A Prayer great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, MoonWoman, Nov 26 13
1510 plays
Match the relatively unknown inventor with his or her commonly used invention.
Average, 10 Qns, debodun, Jun 24 16
Jun 24 16
701 plays
  Inventions of the Twentieth Century - 10 questions - 3 mins
Do you know who created some of the famous inventions in the twentieth century? This quiz takes you on a journey through 20th century inventions.
Average, 10 Qns, elenaran, Jan 30 19
Jan 30 19
4097 plays
  They Changed the World popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In this quiz you need to match the inventor with the object he/she invented or helped to invent. Some of these folks you may have heard of, others may be a little bit obscure.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 17 16
Apr 17 16
631 plays
  Now Why Didn't I Think of That? top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
I must admit, I have no idea who the genius was who invented the wheel. Many inventions can be attributed to one specific person, but some are pretty arcane. Let's see what you know about these ten innovative ideas.
Average, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Mar 04 14
paulmallon gold member
547 plays
  Czechs in the Mail - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz covers some of the most important inventions that were made by Czech inventors. Match the inventor with their most notable contribution to science.
Average, 10 Qns, jddrsi_raven, Aug 11 20
Aug 11 20
204 plays
  Who Invented It? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Following is a 10-question quiz on the inventors of some well-known objects.
Average, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Jun 14 16
Jun 14 16
6320 plays
  I Invented It But What Was It Again? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you help these ten people remember what they are famous for inventing by matching the ten inventions with its respective inventor.
Average, 10 Qns, mask100, Jan 16 17
Jan 16 17
592 plays
We are all familiar with really famous inventors, but there are many more out there who are a little more obscure but have contributed to inventions that we know, love, and perhaps even hate, today.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Nov 11 13
darksplash gold member
606 plays
  The Story of Invention: IV - 10 questions - 10 mins
"History is the essence of innumerable biographies". In this, the fourth edition of "The Story of Invention", identify the scientist in each question, on the basis of a short excerpt from his life.
Tough, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Nov 29 18
Nov 29 18
408 plays
I was surpised that some of these were invented so long ago. See if you can answer what the invention was or select the inventor's name or occupation. Have FUN!
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Jun 03 12
594 plays
  9 for 10 Inventors - 10 questions - 4 mins
Inventors of all kinds and stripes are worthy of our praise. Take the first letter of the first nine correct answers and use them to spell out the final inventor.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 05 20
Joepetz gold member
Apr 05 20
214 plays
  You got to be kidding me! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
When these inventions were first proposed the first reaction everyone had was "You've got to be kidding me".
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Mar 01 13
540 plays
Many inventors happened upon their discoveries by accident. Here's a look at the chance events that lead to their "eureka" moments.
Average, 10 Qns, amcoffice, Oct 20 16
Oct 20 16
337 plays
  The Story of Invention III - 10 questions - 10 mins
Sir Isaac Newton attributed his greatness to the fact that he "stood on the shoulders of giants." The world today, is truly what the efforts of the men and the women of science of the the past have made it. Let us honour them.
Tough, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Jul 22 22
Jul 22 22
672 plays
  Ten of Those Minor Inventions - 10 questions - 3 mins
How would we manage without these useful little inventions?
Average, 10 Qns, stephedm, May 15 20
stephedm gold member
May 15 20
2194 plays
  Why Didn't I Think of That? - 10 questions - 5 mins
You will be given a list of inventions that either originated, was first patented in, or whose inventor was from a specific Canadian province. Match the name of the invention to the province they are most associated with. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, apathy100, Oct 13 16
apathy100 gold member
Oct 13 16
223 plays
  Forgotten Inventors popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jan 27 18
nmerr gold member
Jan 27 18
489 plays
  A-B-C Of Everyday Inventions - 10 questions - 3 mins
They've changed the way we live - Life would be very different without them - But who pioneered these inventions? [A to J]
Average, 10 Qns, musicmonkeyman, Jul 19 12
1072 plays
  Inventors, Scientists and Inventions - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is my fourth quiz and it covers basic inventions, scientists and those that have invented! Enjoy! All constructive criticism welcome. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Lssah, Apr 19 11
939 plays
  Inventing Questions - 10 questions - 5 mins
Questions about different inventors and their inventions.
Tough, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Sep 09 11
480 plays
  Inventors and Inventions - 15 questions - 7 mins
Inventors and inventions.
Difficult, 15 Qns, sportcon, Oct 23 20
Oct 23 20
1714 plays
  He Didn't Make It! - 10 questions - 5 mins
She did! How many of these famous female inventors have you heard of?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Apr 23 18
Apr 23 18
528 plays
  Inventors Killed By Their Inventions - 10 questions - 4 mins
Inventing gets the creative juices flowing, but in some cases, it also gets other juices flowing that may cause death. Here are a few questions about some inventors who have been killed by their inventions.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Mar 29 20
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Mar 29 20
213 plays
  Mothers of Invention - The Distaff Side popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Match up the female inventor with her invention.
Difficult, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 30 14
672 plays
  English Speaking Inventors - 10 questions - 5 mins
You will be given information about an invention, and you choose the country that was/is the inventor's/patent holder's homeland.
Tough, 10 Qns, 1MeanRick, Jan 15 22
1MeanRick gold member
Jan 15 22
165 plays
  Nobody Does It Better - 10 questions - 7 mins
Who does it better than anyone else? Inventors, of course! So welcome to my quiz on inventors and inventions.
Difficult, 10 Qns, heatherlois, Apr 04 18
heatherlois gold member
Apr 04 18
430 plays
  The Inventing Quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
How much do you know about the inventions that shaped our world as it is today?
Tough, 10 Qns, MTizzone, Aug 19 12
594 plays
  Right or Wrong Inventors - 10 questions - 4 mins
What do you know about some of history's greatest inventions?
Average, 10 Qns, sharkfin1, Jul 13 15
309 plays
  African American Inventors - 10 questions - 4 mins
Throughout American history, Black Americans have invented, co-invented, and improved the design of many everyday things. Here is a list built around 10 of the inventors and their innovations.
Average, 10 Qns, JepRD, Apr 20 21
Apr 20 21
150 plays
  Who? What? When? - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about a variety of creations and inventions. It asks about the who, the what and the when of these achievements. Ready?
Average, 10 Qns, brandancollons, Jun 11 16
Jun 11 16
540 plays
  The Office "White-Out" - 10 questions - 5 mins
A staple of every office supply cabinet, any secretary who typed a letter from the 1950s forward can attest to the wonders of this product! See how much you know about it!
Tough, 10 Qns, woofi, Apr 19 11
357 plays
I'll give you the name of the inventor, you select his invention. Most of the inventions are widely known, and used.
Tough, 15 Qns, bigred62, Mar 21 01
2235 plays
  Women Inventors - 10 questions - 4 mins
What did these women invent?
Tough, 10 Qns, slipstream, Dec 06 20
Dec 06 20
684 plays
  Wacky Inventions - Real Patents - 10 questions - 5 mins
I hope you enjoy this one on odd patents as much as I enjoyed researching it. Got a few chuckles out of it!
Difficult, 10 Qns, stephedm, Jun 09 15
stephedm gold member
622 plays
  A Few Well-Known Inventors - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will test your knowledge of some inventions that have shaped the way we live today.
Tough, 10 Qns, mthegreat, Dec 20 14
1014 plays
  Mothers of Invention - 5 questions - 5 mins
Women have had good ideas throughout history, but have not always been able to take the credit for them. Here are a few who have.
Difficult, 5 Qns, fringe, Apr 19 11
fringe gold member
636 plays
  Who Invented That? - 10 questions - 5 mins
If you were quizzed on who invented common items could you get a 10/10, find out now!
Tough, 10 Qns, _tigerlily_, Oct 13 07
1731 plays
  Inventions - 10 questions - 5 mins
Do you know when, how and why you favorite inventions were created?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Lost_Player, Apr 28 08
936 plays
  Early Inventions - 5 questions - 5 mins
5 inventors or inventions. How well can you do?
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, awkins, Sep 10 11
Very Difficult
2052 plays
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