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    Scientific Inventions Quiz Questions - Set 01

    G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 01


    1. Oxygen was independently discovered by
      (A) Rutherford
      (B) William Ramsay
      (C) Joseph Priestley
      (D) Neils Bohr

    2. Until Victorian times, chocolate was thought of as a drink. When did the first chocolate bar appear?
      (A) 1828
      (B) 1831
      (C) 1825
      (D) There is no sure date

    3. What plaything was invented by Joe McVicker in 1956?
      (A) Silly Putty
      (B) Etch-A-Sketch
      (C) Lite-Brite
      (D) Play-Doh

    4. Which of the following inventions were done by Thomas Alva Edison?
      (A) Incandescent lamp
      (B) Phonograph C (Gramophone) and microphone
      (C) Carbon telephone transmitters
      (D) All of the above

    5. The theory of inheritance of acquired character was propounded by
      (A) Charles Darwin
      (B) Gregor Mendel
      (C) J.B. Lamarck
      (D) Weismann

    6. Michael Faraday discovered
      (A) Electromagnetism
      (B) Benzene, liquid gases and optical glass
      (C) The induction of electric current
      (D) All of the above

    7. Galileo was an Italian astronomer who
      (A) Developed the telescope
      (B) Discovered four satellites of Jupiter
      (C) Discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement
      (D) All of the above

    8. Where is the village of Branston, after which the famous pickle is named?
      (A) Yorkshire
      (B) Lancashire
      (C) Staffordshire
      (D) Norfolk

    9. The velocity of light was first measured by
      (A) Einstein
      (B) Newton
      (C) Romer
      (D) Galileo

    10. Who discovered antiseptic surgery?
      (A) Joseph Lister
      (B) Ronald Ross
      (C) Alexander Fleming
      (D) William Hervey

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