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How Much Do You Know About the GREAT Discoveries?

Edited By: Shai Kuritzky
 From Physics to Chemistry and Biology, the great minds of the past gave us the technology we take for granted today: Immunizations, microwaves, electricity - and so much more. How much do you know about the great discoveries that shook the knowledge of the world as we know it, and brought about new periods of scientific progression? This test will ask you some tough questions, so do your best and good luck!
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The theory of gravity was first discovered by...
Sir Isaac Newton discovered the theory of gravity and also expressed it mathematically
Albert Einstein
Isaac Newton
Charles Darwin
Michael Faraday
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And this theory of gravity was discovered in?
It was in 1677 that Newton discovered it.
1677
1758
1812
1588
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It was one Louis Pasteur who discovered that... (hint: there is more than one correct answer)
Pasteur developed practices that are still used today for preventing disease in silkworm eggs. Using his germ theory of disease, he also developed vaccines for chicken cholera, anthrax, and rabies.
How to create antidotes
new vaccines to immunize farm animals
How to destroy bacteria with heat
How to make antibiotics
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The discovery of Penicillin, the first antibiotic, was found in the year...
it was 1928, one year before the great depression.
1812
1899
1931
1928
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And it was discovered by...
it was Alexander Fleming, a Scottish physician, who discovered it.
Francis Crick
James Watson
Alexander Fleming
Dimitry Mendelev
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He found penicillin by noticing that...
Fleming found that bacteria would not spread to the moldy areas and indeed died there.
Bacteria can't survive in alcohol
Bacteria did not spread to moldy parts of bread
Bacteria does not spread in cold conditions
Bacteria dies on contact with white blood cells
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It was Wilhelm Roentgen, a German Physicist, who first discovered...
He discovered X-Rays, for which he won the 1st ever Nobel prize in 1901.
Quantum Theory
Theory of Relativity
The Periodic Table
X-Rays
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He Made This Discovery in the year...
It was the end of the 19th century when he made his discovery - 1895.
1895
1915
1924
1875
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Before this man's discovery, we believed the sun revolved around the earth.
It was Copernicus who first discovered this, and it was considered blasphemy to suggest this.
Johannes Kepler
Nicholas Copernicus
Galileo Galilei
Giovanni Cassini
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Was Marie Curie ever awarded a Nobel prize for her discoveries on radiation and heavy elements?
Yes, she was awarded it along with Pierre Curie in 1903.
Yes
No
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Who discovered the HIV virus and its connection to the AIDS disease?
Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo discovered the HIV virus in 1983.
Luc Montagnier of France and Robert Gallo of the United States
Niels Bohr of Denmark
Henry Moseley of England and Barak Shalom of Israel
Sir. David Fletcher of England and Brooke Adams of the United States
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Niels Bohr was awarded the 1922 Nobel prize for his work on...
He was also instrumental in the research of the structure of an atom.
String theory
Discovery of Black Holes
Discovery of Black Matter
Quantum theory
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When was the very first gasoline-powered automobile with an internal combustion engine made?
It was 1885 when the design most similar to today's automobiles started running.
1902
1885
1895
1873
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And who was the inventor of both engine and said first automobile?
it was Karl Benz who invented both engine and machine, and set the standard for all cars after.
Henry Ford
Karl Benz
Stephen Hawking
Richard Trevithick
0-4 Answers Right
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Well you didn't do so well on this one, but don't despair, see it as an opportunity to learn more about the big discoveries of the past!
5-8 Correct Answers
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You've done quite well for yourself! You may not have aced this test but you sure showed some surprising knowledge that most probably do not have about the great science discoveries. Obviously you've had a good education.
9-14 Correct Answers
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WOW! Your level of education must be high or maybe it is your intellectual curiosity? Whatever it is, you have a very impressive knowledge about the people and times involved with the great science discoveries. Bravo!!!
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