How Well Do You Know Gerardus Mercator?

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How Well Do You Know Gerardus Mercator?

Gerardus Mercator is a prolific and famous scientist particularly known for his geographical studies. Take this quiz to know how well you know him.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which world map did he invent?
    • A. 

      1569 world map

    • B. 

      1564 world map

    • C. 

      Winkel tripel projection

    • D. 

      1628 world map

  • 2. 
    Which century did he live in?
    • A. 

      16th century

    • B. 

      17th century

    • C. 

      18th century

    • D. 

      19th century

  • 3. 
    What is the name of his eldest child?
    • A. 

      Catharina

    • B. 

      Rumold

    • C. 

      Arnold

    • D. 

      Emerentia

  • 4. 
    Which two of his children became cartographers?
    • A. 

      Arnold and Emerentia

    • B. 

      Arnold and Rumold

    • C. 

      Rumold and Emerentia

    • D. 

      Rumold and Bartholomeus

  • 5. 
    Which would did he coin?
    • A. 

      Cartography

    • B. 

      Globe

    • C. 

      Map

    • D. 

      Atlas

  • 6. 
    When was the Mercator projection created?
    • A. 

      1568

    • B. 

      1569

    • C. 

      1570

    • D. 

      1571

  • 7. 
    What is the name of his wife that he married in 1589?
    • A. 

      Gertrude Vierling

    • B. 

      Barbara Schelleken

    • C. 

      Gertrude Vierlings

    • D. 

      Barbara Schellekens

  • 8. 
    Which university did he attend?
    • A. 

      University of Cartography

    • B. 

      University of Leuven

    • C. 

      University of German

    • D. 

      Flemish University

  • 9. 
    When did his first wife die?
    • A. 

      1586

    • B. 

      1587

    • C. 

      1588

    • D. 

      1589

  • 10. 
    Where was he born?
    • A. 

      Dendermonde

    • B. 

      Aalst

    • C. 

      Rupelmonde

    • D. 

      Ghent

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