Pop Quiz: Can You Name These Scientists! [Pic]

Submitted by: jendrian 4 years ago in Quizzes

A test for I-A-B reader"s knowledge of the historical science.
There are 42 comments:
Male 2,516
For what it`s worth, when I did the quiz myself I missed Ibn Al-Hazen, Florence Nightingale and Mary Anning out of sheer ignorance. I missed turing because I had no idea he died (allegedly) from a poisoned apple.
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Male 2,516
hehe, hey there Mr. Chay Hawes! Great Quiz!
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Female 3,727
Ted, did you cheat??!
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Female 3,727
Why the hell did I say Socrates!??? Arg and I should have gotten #8...

UGH!

GREAT POST!!!!
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Male 5
oh and Gerry1of1 and BlankPete made me laugh out loud with their answers :D
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Male 5
oops, got cut off! "I`ll definitely try to include more women and non-white scientists in future parts of the quiz (if I ever get around to creating a part 2 - this first one took aaaages)"
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Male 5
Thanks again for playing!
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Male 5
I know some people on here have questioned the lack of non-white scientists (apart from Ibn Al-Hazen). There is no real excuse apart from my own ignorance of non-western scientists, and the fact that most people are only aware of mainly western scientists so I wanted to make sure lots of people could get some of the answers correct. I did try to include some female scientists as I felt that was also important. Also there has been a massive historical cultural advantage to being white and male and living in a rich country over the centuries because of social attitudes and structure. This skews the historical record of scientists in a rich-white-male direction. Comment #20 on this page covers the same ground. http://www.chayground.com/archives/1656
(Neil deGrasse Tyson would have be featured in the quiz if he wasn`t still alive - I stuck to dead scientists only for this first quiz). I`ll definitely
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Male 5
Hi everyone.
thanks for trying my quiz, and thanks to the person who put it up here in the first place :)

Regarding representing Turing with an apple, it was just a case of me being too lazy to model an Enigma machine (plus I thought that would make it too easy!). jendrian is correct that I tried to create a clue for each that related to their work (I failed with Turing - I did see three real enigma machines in the science museum in london the other day but I was still too lazy to model one!) and I also failed with badass astronomer Tycho brahe, but I felt that the antlers and metal nose were too good to pass up, and would be enough of a clue :) In the answers page on my site I`ve linked each answer to the wiki page for that scientist as I hoped that people would want to find out a bit more about each person.
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Male 3
I got 5. Wow, I`m dumb......
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Male 2,516
tedgp gets mad props for knowing Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi too
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Male 2,516
@lostinkorea yeah but that looks nothing like Alice Wilson, in any other respect.

Ok, so here`s the answer list and the thing that gives him/her away:

1. Archimedes (the ducky)
2. Isaac Newton (falling apple)
3. Marie Curie (radiation glow)
4. Charles Darwin (pendant of a fish with feet)
5. Tycho Brahe (the nose and the antlers... he had a pet moose)
6. Ada Lovelace (analog computer punchcard strapped to her)
7. Ibn Al-Hazen (the compass)
8. Rosalind Franklin (picture of x-ray crystallography)
9. Florence Nightingale (the lamp she used on her rounds)
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Male 2,516
10. Alan Turing (the poisoned apple that supposedly killed him... don`t ask me why the author decided that was the best way to represent Turing)
11. Dmitri Mendeleev (periodic table in his pocket reading Dm - Darmstadium)
12. Hypathia (the scroll, as scrolls were the prefer method of storing information int he library of Alexandria)
13. Erwin Schroedinger (the cat, unfortunately his most famous experiment, though not his greatest contribution)
14. Nikola Tesla (AC/DC pin with the DC crossed off)
15. Mary Anning (Her handbag with a pick-axe and other palaeontology tools. People who thought it was Alice Wilson get extra props for knowing their women in science.)
16. Louis Pasteur (the pasteurized milk. And yes, you can assume it`s pasteurized since it`s sitting next to the man)
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Male 3
#5 is rudolf?
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Male 5,413
I can name a few of them.
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Female 2,027
surely eveyone can get darwin???
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Male 96
Archimedes and Newton are the first two. Pasteur is the last. That`s all I recognize at first glance.
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Male 120
@lostinkorea,tedgp

That`s her name, stop being lazy.
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Female 3,727
Alice was a geologist and she has that digging thingy (yes, technical term) in her hand. That`s her! How the hell was I supposed to get #5? They should have went with a different pic, LOL!!
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Male 2
Is that Dr. Who on there?
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Male 2,516
Where are all the asian and latino scientists? Maybe I`ll make one more inclusive later (I didn`t make this one)
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Male 522
Where all da black scientists at?
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Male 1,429
Trick question. They`re all Batman
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Male 2,516
@Simbha: look closely, the identification is based on their contributions mostly, with the exception of Tycho Brahe
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Male 12,138
Yes, you can have a cookie now, Gerry! And go look up Schrodinger`s Cat, the one in the box. It`ll melt your head.
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Male 412
It seems silly to me to create/play a game in which the objective is to identify scientists/scholars by their visage rather than their contributions. These weren`t actors or another brand of pop celebrity.

Sorry to be a stick in the mud. I`ll go back into my corner now.
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Male 38,499


1 - God
2 - Sir Figmam Newton
3 - Virgin Mary as She appears on toaste {see the halo?}
4 - Santa Clause
5 - Rudolph
6 - Virgin Mary as she appeared on earth.
7 - Obiwan Kenobi
8 - Tom Cruise at home
9 - John Travolta at home
10- John Travolta at work
11- one of the guys from ZZTop
12- FancyLad at home
13- Buster Keaton
14- Charles De Gaulle
15- some Amish chick
16- Ulysses S. Grant

Do I get a cookie now?

P.S. There`s still a cat in that box.
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Male 2,516
kayadog got all the ones he mentioned right, and BlankTom got them all wrong (though I get the joke - chuckle)
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Male 1,674
1. Toga Tom
2. Macintosh
3. Selectable NPC
4. Amish pete
5. Elk-man
6. Jesus` Mom
7. Bin Ladan
8. The Inventor of the Button
9. Amish Pete`s Wife
10. I didn`t do it guy
11. Angry Grandpa
12. Jesus
13. Dr Who
14. Archibald Crane
15/16 American Gothic
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Male 49
1. Archimedes 2. Sir Isaac Newton 3. Marie Curie 4. Charles Darwin 5. Tycho Brahe 13. Schrodinger 14. Tesla 16. Pasteur
I feel dumb but that`s all I can name.
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Male 2,516
@Gerry: no, you need to get at least 5 right for a cookie
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Male 2,516
lostinkorea got 8 right, and tedgp got 12 right.

15 is not Alice Wilson
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Male 38,499

I don`t know who the scientists are,
but I know there`s a cat in that box!
Do I get a cookie?
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Male 2,516
I`ll post the answers tomorrow night; check back!
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Female 3
They could have put some famous black scientists on the list, like Washington Carver or Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Female 3,727
Brahe was by all accounts an extremely colorful character. He allegedly challenged a fellow student to a duel with swords in a dispute over who was the better mathematician. Brahe`s nose was partially cut off, and he was said to wear a gold and silver replacement upon which he would continually rub oil. He fell out of favor when a new King came to power in 1588, and moved to Prague shortly thereafter. This is of great historical significance because this move would eventually make Brahe`s data available to Kepler, who went to Prague also to become Brahe`s assistant. Brahe is thought to have died when he contracted a urinary infection while attending a banquet hosted by a baron in Prague in which he drank extensively but felt that etiquette prevented him from leaving the table to relieve himself before the host left.

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Male 3,285
Wasn`t Brahe an astronomer?
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Female 3,727
*must google Tycho Brahe*
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Male 3,285
1 Archimedes
2 Isaac Newton
3 Marie Curie
4 Charles Darwin
5 Tycho Brahe
6 Emmy Noether
7 Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
8 Rosalind Franklin
9 Florence Nightingale
10 Alan Turing
11 Dmitri Mendeleev
12 Hypatia
13 Erwin Schrödinger
14 Nikola Tesla
15 Alice Wilson
16 Louis Pasteur
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Male 202
No 5 is a Danish/Swedish astronomer by the name of Tycho Brahe.
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Female 3,727
1 Socrates
2. Newton
3. Marie Curie
4. Darwin
5. The drat???
9. Florence Nightingale
10. Alan Turing
11. Dmitri Mendeleev
14. Nikola Tesla
15. Alice Wilson
16. Louis Pasteur
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Male 2,516
Link: Pop Quiz: Can You Name These Scientists! [Pic] [Rate Link] - A test for I-A-B reader`s knowledge of the historical science.
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