Name that Scientist
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Science in Music
Accidental Inventions
History of Science
100

I am most famous for my work in the field of physics and especially for the equation E=MC2.

 a. Max Born

 b. Albert Einstein

 c. Niels Bohr

 d. Enrico Fermi

 b. Albert Einstein

100

Three of the following are bones in the human body. Which is the odd one out?

a. chasuble

b. fibula

c. scapula

d. mandible

a. chasuble

100

CHEMISTRY: What precious chemical element connects songs by Eva Cassidy, The Stranglers, Spandau Ballet and Shirley Bassey, amongst many others?

a. Rubidium

b. Silver

c. Gold

d. Iron

c. Gold

100

What accidental discovery was originally called "Kutol's Rainbow Modelling Compound"?

a. Silly Putty

b. Rubik's Cube

c. Airplane glue

d. Play-Doh

d. Play-Doh

100

The modern science of Genetics is based on work done in the 19th century by a German monk. What did he use when conducting his experiments?

a. Wheat

b. Apples

c. Sheep

d. Peas

d. Peas

200

Even though I am the inventor of the telephone, I never had one in my study.

 a. Archibald Low

 b. Thomas Alva Edison

c. Alexander Graham Bell

 d. Leonardo da Vinci

c. Alexander Graham Bell

200

Three of these groups of animals are mammals. Which is the odd one out?

a. Bats

b. Frogs

c. Whales

d. Kangaroos

b. Frogs

200

BIOLOGY: Which energetic British girl band, known for being initially formed from a talent show, gave life to "Biology" in 2005?

a. Spice Girls

b. Girls Aloud

c. The Bangles

d. B*Witched

b. Girls Aloud

200

What was petroleum jelly known as when it was accidentally discovered?

a. Grease gel

b. Well slide

c. Oil slick

d. Rod wax

d. Rod wax

200

Geology is the study of the origin and structure of the Earth. Since ancient times scientists have studied geology, but it was not until 1912 that Alfred Wegener formulated his theory that the land was once one giant continent that had split apart. What did he call his theory?

a. Split Earth

b. Universal Shift

c. Continental Drift

d. Jigsaw Theory

c. Continental Drift

300

I wrote a book known by the shortened title of "On the Origin of Species," about my research while traveling in the Pacific Ocean.

 a. Charles Darwin

 b. James Audubon

 c. Dian Fossey

d.  John Muir

 a. Charles Darwin

300

Three of these planets have one or more natural satellites (moons), while the other is all alone. Which is the odd one out?

a.  Venus

b. Jupiter

c. Mars

d. Saturn

a.  Venus

300

ASTRONOMY: Various celestial objects and their emissions have made their ways into songs over the years. Which of these relevantly titled songs is incorrectly matched with the artist?

a. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" - LeAnn Rimes

b. "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves

c. "Venus" - The Rolling Stones

d. "Starlight" - Muse

c. "Venus" - The Rolling Stones

300

The removal of the pancreas from what healthy animal in 1889 led to the discovery of insulin?

a. Dog

b. Goat

c. Cat

d. Sheep

a. Dog

300

Surely one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of science must be the discovery of antibiotics. In 1928 it was found that colonies of Staphylococcus aureus could be destroyed by a mold. What was it?

a. Rhizopus nigricans

b. Stachybotrys chartarum

c. Penicillium notatum

d. Cladosporium herbarum

c. Penicillium notatum

400

Do you like music and movies? If yes, then you should thank me for inventing the phonograph and the popularizing the motion picture camera.

a.  Thomas Alva Edison

b. Nikola Tesla

c. Alexander Graham Bell

d. Leonardo da Vinci

a.  Thomas Alva Edison

400

Three of the following elements are gases at normal room temperature and standard atmospheric pressure. Which is the odd one out?

a. Mercury

b. Helium

 c. Nitrogen

d. Oxygen

a. Mercury

400

BOTANY: Robert Plant was a highly influential singer with a career spanning over forty years. Which of these 'high flying' bands was he the vocalist and lyricist for?

a. The Rolling Stones

b. Led Zeppelin

c. Black Sabbath

d. The Guess Who

b. Led Zeppelin

400

What area of research led to the accidental discovery of Teflon?

a. Automobile mechanics

b. Refrigeration

c. Military weapons

d. Pharmaceuticals

b. Refrigeration

400

In Physics, it took until the early 1900s for the atomic nucleus to be discovered. However, the atomic theory of matter was first proposed in 1803 by which scientist?

a. Marie Curie

b. Blaise Pascal

c. Wilhelm Weber

d. John Dalton

d. John Dalton

500

I was a scientist and an inventor, interestingly, most of my research dealt with the peanut.

a. Jimmy Carter

b. George Washington Carver

c. Gregor Mendel

 d. William Guybon Atherstone

b. George Washington Carver

500

Three of the following are groups of organic compounds. One is a word I made up. Which is the odd one out?

a. alkenes

b. alkones

c. alkynes

d. alkanes

b. alkones

500

ROBOTICS: "Please could you stop the noise, I'm trying to get some rest
From all the unborn chicken voices in my head",
are the first lyrics of which appropriately named song, released in 1997 by alternative rock band Radiohead both as a single and as part of the "OK Computer" album?

a. Mr. Roboto

b. Paranoid Android

c. Telephone

d. Silver Machine

b. Paranoid Android

500

The artificial sweetener saccharin is an accidental discovery. Approximately how many times sweeter than sugar is it (by weight)?

a. 400

b. 75

c. 20

d. 250

a. 400

500

Space: What was the first man-made object to leave our solar system?

a. Pioneer 9

b. Lunar 1

c. Voyager 1

d. Giotto

c. Voyager 1

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