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SCIENTIST QUIZ

How much do you know about science?? 8 Questions.

 
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1

Roger Bacon is often called the 'Father of Modern Science' for what reason?

  • He discovered the Periodic Table of the Elements
  • he wrote down his experiments
  • he discovered the theory of natural selection

2

In 1803, John Dalton proposed that all substances are composed of small, dense, indestructible particles known as what?

  • molecules
  • neutrons
  • atoms

3

Galileo's famous experiment at the leaning tower of Pisa demonstrated what about gravity?

  • acceleration is independent of mass
  • the existence of God
  • The position and velocity of an electron cannot both be precisely determined

4

Why was Galileo excommunicated from the Catholic Church?

  • He wrote a book aganist the Pope
  • He discovered life on Mars
  • He refuted geocentrism

5

In 1242 A.D., Roger Bacon discovered that black powder (gunpowder) would explode rather than simply burn if he did what?

  • confined it in a small space
  • heated it slowly
  • mix it with petrol

6

According to the biologist Richard Dawkins's 1976 book on evolution, genes are what?

  • Thrifty
  • Selfish
  • Prudent

7

Stephen Hawking has a form of what named after him?

  • Black hole
  • Radiation
  • Subatomic particle

8

The British scientist and peer Susan Greenfield is renowned for her interest in what?

  • Molecular biology
  • Quantum physics
  • The human brain

 

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