How well do you know these famous scientists?

Brush up on your knowledge of noteworthy scientists with this quiz.

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The Nobel Prize is named after Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel. What discovery led him to become one of the most famous scientists in the world?

Stainless steel

Dynamite

Iron

DNA

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Speaking of the Nobel Prize, who is the only woman to win two of the prestigious awards?

Rosalyn Yalow


Marie Curie

Bertha Von Suttner

Jane Adams

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True or False? Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev is widely known for being the man behind the periodic table. 

True

False

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Which of these scientists was an expert in studying fossils?

Rachel Carson

Marie Curie

Mary Anning

None of the above

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Which of these famous scientists has the most patents?

Nikola Tesla

Galileo Galilei

Thomas Edison

Alexander Graham Bell

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Louis Pasteur is credited for discovering that germs cause disease and vaccines can be used to treat certain diseases. The first of his vaccines was used on a young boy named Joseph Mettier in France. He was the first person to be successfully treated for this infection. What was it?

Smallpox

Rabies

Tuberculosis

None of the above

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Speaking of infections, who created the first antibiotic called penicillin? 

Alexander Fleming

Isaac Newton

Rachel Carson

Marie Curie

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Where was Albert Einstein born?

United States

Hungary

Germany

Britain