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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.
60 quizzes and 840 trivia questions.
Inventions Inventions (12 quizzes)
  A Voyage of Discovery great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
History has seen many discoveries and developments that have changed the world in one way or another. Can you match these discoveries with the people that made them?
Easier, 10 Qns, Red_John, Sep 27 20
Sep 27 20
744 plays
  A Short History of Forensic Science best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Sep 18 13
nannywoo gold member
2672 plays
  Oh, That Hertz! best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, NatalieW, Jun 21 14
NatalieW gold member
7442 plays
  What a Difference a Day Makes best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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!
Easier, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jan 23 22
merylfederman gold member
Jan 23 22
4081 plays
  Look What I Found - Accidental Discoveries best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, Nov 03 18
Matthew_07 gold member
Nov 03 18
4831 plays
  I Swear I Swear popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
"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.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 25 16
ponycargirl editor
Jun 25 16
1065 plays
  A Brief History of Particle Physics, Part I best quiz - 15 questions - 9 mins
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, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 25 19
CellarDoor gold member
Jun 25 19
3889 plays
  Obsolete Science Terms best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Feb 15 19
thejazzkickazz gold member
Feb 15 19
7710 plays
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, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Nov 11 16
1nn1 editor
Nov 11 16
2356 plays
  The 1770s in Science best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Jul 17 17
nannywoo gold member
Jul 17 17
768 plays
trivia question Quick Question
The world's first nuclear reactor was constructed underneath a sports field in which major American city?

From Quiz "Fission Commission"

  The Celestial Cosmos great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 24 16
ponycargirl editor
Jul 24 16
1933 plays
  A Brief History of Science popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Obviously no short quiz can begin to address every aspect of science, but I hope you will find this one interesting and informative. It has been written as part of the Amazing Trivia Race 2.
Average, 10 Qns, invinoveritas, Jun 15 22
invinoveritas gold member
Jun 15 22
2906 plays
  Harmony, Order and Chaos great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Dec 17 19
shorthumbz gold member
Dec 17 19
2664 plays
  Instrumental Outcomes popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
We live in a technical world. Let's take a look at some of the tools that have been instrumental in providing outcomes to build our modern world. We stand on the shoulders of giants.
Average, 10 Qns, BigTriviaDawg, Apr 05 22
BigTriviaDawg gold member
Apr 05 22
200 plays
  Not What I Expected best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
"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?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, May 17 20
JanIQ gold member
May 17 20
612 plays
  Never Before! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Feb 08 18
SisterSeagull gold member
Feb 08 18
1185 plays
  Modern Man great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Mar 08 19
pollucci19 gold member
Mar 08 19
321 plays
  Insect Physicians - Creepy Crawly Medicine best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Feb 28 10
4067 plays
  Eloquent Experiments best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 03 15
CellarDoor gold member
659 plays
  I Used To Think That... popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Although scientific discoveries have revolutionized the world, here are some incorrect theories that have been published over time.
Average, 10 Qns, George95, Sep 24 13
George95 gold member
2520 plays
  That's Right, It's Prosthetic - 10 questions - 6 mins
Prosthetics have changed dramatically over the centuries from crude wooden limbs to computerized "smart" limbs. This quiz will test how much you know about their history.
Average, 10 Qns, kaddarsgirl, Sep 19 13
kaddarsgirl gold member
1974 plays
  Haber not Einstein - "Nature's" Choice best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, uglybird, Mar 06 12
uglybird gold member
2176 plays
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!
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Mar 16 11
1593 plays
  Science Gets It Right (Eventually) great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The history of science is full of situations where those who thought that they knew all the answers were quite wrong.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Dec 05 15
2039 plays
  Crossed Wires popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz deals with the history and development of the electronic means of sending messages over very long distances. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 17 12
Creedy gold member
924 plays
  Fun with Cosmology: A Brief History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Since ancient times, people have tried to understand the universe. This quiz looks at some highlights in the development of cosmology over the centuries.
Average, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Jan 19 20
agentofchaos gold member
Jan 19 20
405 plays
  Light - Particle vs Wave top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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!
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Aug 17 17
doublemm gold member
Aug 17 17
1480 plays
  We Can Make Him Better popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The 1970s Television Show "The Six Million Dollar Man" was based on the premise that advances in science could repair and improve the injured and infirm. This quiz explores the world of medical miracles up to the early twenty-first century.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Feb 03 14
adam36 gold member
850 plays
  Fission Commission popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz explores the history of mankind's use of nuclear energy for both military and civilian use.
Average, 10 Qns, RedHook13, Oct 05 21
RedHook13 gold member
Oct 05 21
187 plays
  Once Upon a Math Quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Math, whether it's algebra, geometry or calculus, all had to be 'invented' before we all familiarized ourselves with it. Over the years, this is one branch that has evolved a lot. See what you know of the Babylonian and Greek years of math.
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, May 27 20
LeoDaVinci editor
May 27 20
222 plays
  When You're Wrong, You're Right - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many important scientific discoveries have been made by individuals who were trying to solve other problems. Here are just a few of these accidental discoveries that prove that sometimes, "when you are wrong, you're right".
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Feb 05 21
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Feb 05 21
404 plays
  At The Cutting Edge - 10 questions - 4 mins
Forensic science covers many topics and the men and women involved in it are always at the forefront of their discipline.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 18 21
480154st gold member
Feb 18 21
208 plays
  History of Astronomy - Part 1 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 09 03
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
3188 plays
  When all that's left is Serendipity popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz aimed at the accidental discoveries that have changed the world. Serendipity can be a great friend sometimes.
Average, 10 Qns, mitchcumstein, May 06 15
738 plays
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, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 20 05
CellarDoor gold member
1216 plays
  It was the Best of Time(piece)s... great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Or "A Brief History of Timepieces", the story of how people have kept track of time over the centuries.
Tough, 10 Qns, bucknallbabe, Apr 26 10
bucknallbabe gold member
741 plays
  Fueling the Fire popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, bucknallbabe, Mar 11 10
bucknallbabe gold member
892 plays
  The Quiz of Nothing - 10 questions - 8 mins
The concept of Nothing seems commonplace today, but it was not always so. Many cultures struggled with the idea or ignored it entirely. Its eventual acceptance into everyday thought has allowed us to explore the Universe further.
Tough, 10 Qns, H0lyAerith, Dec 30 12
753 plays
  History of Astronomy - Part 2 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Oct 13 05
thejazzkickazz gold member
1285 plays
  History of Astronomy - Part 3 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Another in a series of quizzes that track the history of the science of astronomy from ancient times to the present. This quiz will continue to focus on the development of astronomy among the ancient Greeks and their temporal counterparts. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 17 18
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jan 17 18
1003 plays
  Cell Phones - 10 questions - 5 mins
Cellular phones have become an integral part of modern life. Please take this quiz on the history and technology of mobile phones. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Jul 23 09
1006 plays
  The Bone Wars: Paleontology Gets Vicious - 10 questions - 5 mins
The Bone Wars refers to the competition to find fossils in the 1870s American West between two paleontologists, who unearthed some of the famous dinosaurs we know but bankrupted each other in the process. Watch for hints!
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 16 16
Dec 16 16
163 plays
  The Hidden Element - 10 questions - 3 mins
Once upon a time, only a few elements were known but now we know many more. Explore the discovery of ten of those elements.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Feb 17 20
bernie73 gold member
Feb 17 20
304 plays
  Humor Me! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Let's look back on the medical theories of humorism, which guided physicians from the Classical era through the mid 1800's.
Average, 10 Qns, kscleaves, Jul 29 09
1572 plays
  Modern Science History - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz of mixed science history, mainly from the middle ages to the present.
Tough, 10 Qns, Tristan., Oct 06 16
Oct 06 16
6879 plays
  The Rise of Brain Science in Ancient Times - 10 questions - 8 mins
Through the story of the birth of brain sciences, familiarize yourself with the brilliance of the ancients and learn a bit about our brain.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, zanazana, Oct 04 07
Very Difficult
1521 plays
  It Started Where? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Technological and scientific innovations were introduced in some unexpected places. I tell you you what and when - you provide the where.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Feb 20 15
370 plays
  The History of Chemistry 1: Composition - 10 questions - 6 mins
For chemistry & history fans, or pure chemists, here is the first quiz in a series on the history of chemistry. How well do you know your chemistry past?
Difficult, 10 Qns, scottycan, Sep 21 05
1856 plays
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