Career Life Of Alexander Von Humboldt! Quiz

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Career Life Of Alexander Von Humboldt! Quiz - Quiz

Having created a legacy in his name on scientific fields of geography, natural sciences, and philosophy, Alexander Von Humboldt went further to be notoriously known as the Prime of Biogeography. There are quite a lot fascinating facts about him especially with regards to his careers, how he began and how far he went. If you want to learn more on this science legend, then take this quick quiz on his career life.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was Alexander von Humboldt main discovery?

    • A.

      Botanical Geography

    • B.

      Bio System

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Botanical Geography
    Explanation
    Alexander von Humboldt's main discovery was in the field of Botanical Geography. He extensively explored and documented the plant species and their distribution across different geographical regions. His work laid the foundation for the understanding of the interconnectedness of plant life and their environment, and he is considered one of the pioneers in this field of study. His observations and findings greatly contributed to the development of the science of botany and our understanding of the natural world.

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  • 2. 

    All of the following were Humboldt field of study except?

    • A.

      Biogeography

    • B.

      Berlin Romanticism

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    Humboldt's field of study included biogeography and Berlin Romanticism. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above" because all of the options listed were actually part of Humboldt's field of study.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following species was named after Humboldt?

    • A.

      Lily

    • B.

      Penguin

    • C.

      Orchid

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above species were named after Humboldt. This suggests that there are species of Lily, Penguin, and Orchid that have been named in honor of Humboldt.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following schools was named after Humboldt?

    • A.

      Humboldt University of Frankfurt

    • B.

      Humboldt University of Berlin

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Humboldt University of Berlin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." Both Humboldt University of Frankfurt and Humboldt University of Berlin were named after Humboldt.

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  • 5. 

    What was Alexander main course of study?

    • A.

      Geography

    • B.

      Botany

    • C.

      Physics

    • D.

      Chemistry

    Correct Answer
    A. Geography
    Explanation
    Alexander's main course of study was geography.

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  • 6. 

    All of the following countries named a place after Humboldt except?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      United States of America

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      Ecuador

    Correct Answer
    D. Ecuador
    Explanation
    Ecuador is the only country listed that did not name a place after Humboldt. Canada has the Humboldt River, the United States has Humboldt County, and Mexico has the Humboldt Current.

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  • 7. 

    Humboldt is considered to have discovered which country?

    • A.

      Peru

    • B.

      Colombia

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Ecuador

    Correct Answer
    C. Cuba
    Explanation
    Humboldt is considered to have discovered Cuba. Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalist and explorer, visited Cuba during his scientific expedition in the early 19th century. He extensively studied the island's geography, flora, and fauna, making significant contributions to the understanding of Cuba's natural history. Humboldt's work in Cuba helped to establish him as one of the pioneers of modern scientific exploration and contributed to the scientific knowledge of the country.

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  • 8. 

    During the course of his career, which of this places did he not visit?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      The Andes

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Ecuador

    Correct Answer
    A. Egypt
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person in question has visited all the mentioned places except for Egypt.

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  • 9. 

    During the course of his career, which of this countries did he visit?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Russia
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Russia" because the question asks which countries the person visited during his career. The other options (France and England) are not mentioned in the question, so it can be inferred that the person only visited Russia.

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  • 10. 

    The statement “Nature herself is sublimely eloquent” is credited to?

    • A.

      Heinrich Alexander

    • B.

      Alexander Von Humboldt

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    The statement "Nature herself is sublimely eloquent" is credited to all of the above options, Heinrich Alexander and Alexander Von Humboldt. Both individuals have been known for their profound appreciation and understanding of nature, and have expressed the idea that nature speaks for itself in its beauty and complexity.

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