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Discoveries and Inventions: a quiz

Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of inventions, inventors, discoveries and discoverers.

  • Question of

    Who discovered penicillin in 1928?

    • E L Scott
    • Alexander Fleming
    • Joseph Lister
    • Frederick Banting
  • Question of

    Common in most shopping streets, what was invented by John Shepherd-Barron in 1967?

    • Automatically-opening shop doors
    • Parking meters
    • Cash dispensers
    • Bicycle hire stations
  • Question of

    What form of transport did Christopher Cockerell invent in the 1950s?

    • Mini car
    • Deep sea submarine
    • Jet pack
    • Hovercraft
  • Question of

    What metal was invented by Harold Brearly in 1912?

    • Stainless steel
    • Phosphor bronze
    • Crown gold
    • Cupronickel
  • Question of

    Which fastening device, commonly used on clothing, was invented by George Abraham in 1901?

    • Zip
    • Press stud
    • Velcro
    • Collar pin
  • Question of

    In 1953 Evarts Graham, an American surgeon, discovered the link between tobacco tar and what?

    • Tuberculosis
    • Cholera
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
  • Question of

    The Large Hadron Collider confirmed the existence of whose boson in 2013?

    • Biggs
    • Miggs
    • Higgs
    • Wiggs
  • Question of

    In which decade was the breathalyzer invented?

    • 1920s
    • 1930s
    • 1950s
    • 1970s
  • Question of

    What nationality is Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik`s cube?

    • Hungarian
    • Polish
    • Bulgarian
    • Russian
  • Question of

    What form of engine was invented by Norwegian engineer Ole Evinrude in 1906?

    • Two-stroke motorcycle engine
    • Aircraft jet engine
    • Electric motor for lawnmowers
    • Outboard motor for boats

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