A Trivia Quiz On Alexander Von Humboldt's Life!

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Probably while studying geography or botany, you may have come across the nomenclature Alexander Von Humboldt, a scientists of Prussian descent who invested his time and wealth improving all facets of science especially in areas like geography, botany, sea biology and mineralogy. However, is that all there is to the legend Alexander Von Humboldt? Take this fast quiz to know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Alexander Von Humboldt main field of study was?

    • A.

      Chemistry

    • B.

      Geography

    • C.

      Physics

    • D.

      Mathematics

    Correct Answer
    B. Geography
    Explanation
    Alexander Von Humboldt's main field of study was geography. This is evident from his extensive travels and exploration of various regions, including South America, where he conducted detailed scientific observations and measurements. Humboldt's work focused on understanding the interconnectedness of nature and the Earth's physical and cultural phenomena. He made significant contributions to the field of geography through his exploration, mapping, and scientific analysis of geographical features, climate patterns, and human societies.

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  • 2. 

    Alexander was born in what month?

    • A.

      July

    • B.

      January

    • C.

      September

    • D.

      December

    Correct Answer
    C. September
    Explanation
    The question asks for the month in which Alexander was born. The correct answer is September.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following were influenced by Alexander except?

    • A.

      Charlie Darwin

    • B.

      Washington Irving

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    This question is asking which of the given options was not influenced by Alexander. The options provided are Charlie Darwin, Washington Irving, "All of the above", and "None of the above". The correct answer is "None of the above" because it indicates that none of the options were influenced by Alexander. This means that both Charlie Darwin and Washington Irving were influenced by Alexander, and the option "All of the above" is incorrect because it includes both of these individuals.

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  • 4. 

    Alexander attended all of these schools except?

    • A.

      Harvard University

    • B.

      University of Gottingen

    • C.

      University of Frankfurt

    • D.

      University of Berlin

    Correct Answer
    A. Harvard University
  • 5. 

    Alexander collected which of the following Awards?

    • A.

      Nobel Prize

    • B.

      Copley Medal

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Copley Medal
    Explanation
    Alexander collected the Copley Medal.

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  • 6. 

    Where country did Alexander died?

    • A.

      United States of America

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    D. Germany
    Explanation
    Alexander the Great, the famous ancient Greek king, died in Babylon, which is not listed as an option in the given choices. Therefore, the correct answer is not available and the question is incomplete.

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  • 7. 

    Alexander was born in which country?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany
    Explanation
    Alexander was born in Germany.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following was named after Alexander?

    • A.

      An Asteroid

    • B.

      A plant

    • C.

      A bird

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    None of the options provided in the question were named after Alexander. This implies that there is no connection between Alexander and an asteroid, a plant, or a bird. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above."

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following University was named after Alexander?

    • A.

      University of Frankfurt

    • B.

      University of Berlin

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. University of Berlin
    Explanation
    The University of Berlin was named after Alexander von Humboldt, a renowned German scientist and explorer. He played a significant role in the establishment of the university and his name was chosen to honor his contributions to academia and scientific research. The University of Frankfurt, on the other hand, was not named after Alexander and therefore is not the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Who inherited Humboldt’s estate?

    • A.

      Paul Nacka

    • B.

      Seifert

    • C.

      Louis Aganiz

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Seifert
    Explanation
    Seifert inherited Humboldt's estate.

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