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

Hits: 12046 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Quizzes & Tests | Added by: jendrian
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jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:32:08 AM
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.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:13:40 AM
hehe, hey there Mr. Chay Hawes! Great Quiz!

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 8:45:42 AM
Ted, did you cheat??!

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 8:44:04 AM
Why the hell did I say Socrates!??? Arg and I should have gotten #8...

UGH!

GREAT POST!!!!

chayground
Male, 30-39, Europe
 5 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 7:27:16 AM
oh and Gerry1of1 and BlankPete made me laugh out loud with their answers :D

chayground
Male, 30-39, Europe
 5 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 7:26:40 AM
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)"

chayground
Male, 30-39, Europe
 5 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 7:24:29 AM
Thanks again for playing!

chayground
Male, 30-39, Europe
 5 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 7:24:13 AM
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

chayground
Male, 30-39, Europe
 5 Posts
Monday, December 17, 2012 7:17:34 AM
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.

jamesps1972
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 12:29:21 PM
I got 5. Wow, I'm dumb......

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:23:02 AM
tedgp gets mad props for knowing Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi too

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:22:45 AM
@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)

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:18:15 AM
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)

youtz
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:17:00 AM
#5 is rudolf?

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 9:07:02 AM
I can name a few of them.

malikymoo
Female, 18-29, Europe
 2039 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 5:38:13 AM
surely eveyone can get darwin???

curiousboy
Male, 50-59, Europe
 72 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:59:45 AM
Archimedes and Newton are the first two. Pasteur is the last. That's all I recognize at first glance.

uunxx
Male, 30-39, Europe
 120 Posts
Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:51:13 AM
@lostinkorea,tedgp

That's her name, stop being lazy.

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:51:42 PM
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!!

Igloojoe
Male, 18-29, Africa
 2 Posts
Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:03:03 PM
Is that Dr. Who on there?

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:47:43 PM
Where are all the asian and latino scientists? Maybe I'll make one more inclusive later (I didn't make this one)

bomb_tom
Male, 18-29, Canada
 519 Posts
Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:32:03 PM
Where all da black scientists at?

korahn
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1042 Posts
Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:19:42 PM
Trick question. They're all Batman

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:17:22 PM
@Simbha: look closely, the identification is based on their contributions mostly, with the exception of Tycho Brahe

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12074 Posts
Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:54:06 PM
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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