Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trivia Tuesday

This week's theme: science. (Yes, it's perfectly fine - and encouraged - to yell science just like the scientist in the Thomas Dolby song.) Your challenge is to name the country in which the famous scientists were born. Good luck!

1. Johannes Kepler and Albert Einstein

2. Joseph Lister and Steven Hawking

3. Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei

4. Alexander Graham Bell and Alexander Fleming

5. Nicolas Copernicus and Marie Curie

6. Niels Bohr and August Krogh

7. Louis Pasteur and Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

8. Sigmund Freud and Gregor Mendel

9. Edwin Hubble and Linus Pauling

10. Dmitri Mendeleev and Theodosius Dobzhansky

Please note that there are no repeats among this group. For example, if Albert Einstein and Johannes Kepler were born in Canada (they were not), none of the other answers would be Canada.

As always, please leave your answers in the comments section and do not use the internet to find the correct answer. In case you are wondering, we scored 7 out of 10.

This quiz is courtesy of Stump Trivia!


lacochran said...

She hit me with technology!

Wait, what?

neena said...

1. Germany
2. England
3. Italy
4. Scotland
5. Initially said France, and then I got to #7. I'll guess with Poland?
6. Denmark
7. France
8. Austria
9. USA
10. Russia

tiny350Z said...

We just had a debate in a meeting about #1... I said Einstein was born in Germany... others had said Austria...

Sean said...

Note to self - Don't have a Trivia Tuesday with a science theme. At least lacochran likes the song!

Tiny350Z - Tell the folks at your meeting that you are right and they are wrong. Einstein was born in Germany.

Neena - 10 for 10. Amazing! You may have to join us for a future trivia night. Actually, maybe they will start having trivia nights at the Pour House!

neena said...

Awesome! You can give me my prize in the form of an invite to the White House event on Thursday!

I hear they're doing sports trivia at the Pour House on Tuesdays, maybe? Haven't been there much on non-playoff hockey nights, but maybe I'll check it out this summer.