How Well Do You Know Michael Faraday?

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How Well Do You Know Michael Faraday? - Quiz

He inspired the likes of Einstein and many more, and he is the reason why we know so much about electromagnetism today. He was a 19th Century British scientist who contributed a lot in electrochemistry. How much do you know about him and his accomplishments? Try our quiz and see if you can pass it successfully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was he born?

    • A.

      22 September 1791

    • B.

      10 September 1792

    • C.

      9 September 1793

    • D.

      1 September 1791

    Correct Answer
    A. 22 September 1791
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 22 September 1791.

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  • 2. 

    How old was he when he died?

    • A.

      50 years old

    • B.

      75 years old

    • C.

      80 years old

    • D.

      65 years old

    Correct Answer
    B. 75 years old
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 75 years old. This means that the person in question was 75 years old at the time of their death.

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  • 3. 

    In what year did he die?

    • A.

      1870

    • B.

      1860

    • C.

      1867

    • D.

      1868

    Correct Answer
    C. 1867
    Explanation
    The question asks for the year in which he died. The correct answer is 1867.

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  • 4. 

    What are his fields of study?

    • A.

      Physics and medicine

    • B.

      Physics and mathematics

    • C.

      Physics and chemistry

    • D.

      Mathematics and Biology

    Correct Answer
    C. Physics and chemistry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Physics and chemistry. This is because the question is asking about "his" fields of study, indicating that the person being referred to has specific areas of focus. Physics and chemistry are both scientific disciplines that often go hand in hand and are commonly studied together.

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  • 5. 

    What is he known for?

    • A.

      Basic mechanics

    • B.

      The Theory of relativity

    • C.

      The Faraday effect

    • D.

      Algebra

    Correct Answer
    C. The Faraday effect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Faraday effect. The Faraday effect refers to the phenomenon discovered by Michael Faraday in which a magnetic field can rotate the plane of polarization of light passing through a material. Faraday's discovery paved the way for the development of various technologies such as the Faraday cage and Faraday rotation, which have applications in telecommunications and optics. Faraday's contributions to the understanding of electromagnetism and his experiments on the interaction between light and magnetic fields are widely recognized in the field of physics.

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  • 6. 

    What's the Faraday Cage?

    • A.

      It is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields

    • B.

      It is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic waves

    • C.

      It is an enclosure used to block salt

    • D.

      It is an enclosure used to block land sliding

    Correct Answer
    A. It is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields
    Explanation
    A Faraday Cage is an enclosure designed to block electromagnetic fields. It is made of conductive material, such as metal, and works by redistributing and canceling out the electromagnetic waves that try to penetrate it. This prevents the electromagnetic fields from entering or leaving the enclosure, providing protection against electromagnetic interference. It is commonly used in various applications, such as in electronic devices, laboratories, and even in buildings to shield sensitive equipment from external electromagnetic radiation.

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  • 7. 

    How many awards did he receive throughout his life?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4. This suggests that the person in question received a total of four awards throughout their life.

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  • 8. 

    What's the other name for the Faraday Waves?

    • A.

      The Faraday nipples

    • B.

      The Faraday Ripples

    • C.

      The Faraday Effect

    • D.

      The Faraday wagon

    Correct Answer
    B. The Faraday Ripples
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Faraday Ripples" because Faraday Waves, also known as Faraday Ripples, refer to the pattern formed on the surface of a fluid when subjected to vibrations. These waves were discovered by Michael Faraday in the 19th century and are characterized by their regular and symmetric ripple-like pattern. The term "Faraday Ripples" is commonly used to describe this phenomenon in scientific literature.

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  • 9. 

    What's the Faraday rotator?

    • A.

      It is a device used to capture tornadoes

    • B.

      It is a machine used to capture electricity

    • C.

      It is a polarization rotator based on the faraday effect

    • D.

      It is a device used to control the rain

    Correct Answer
    C. It is a polarization rotator based on the faraday effect
    Explanation
    The Faraday rotator is a device that is based on the Faraday effect, which is the rotation of the plane of polarization of light in a magnetic field. It is not used to capture tornadoes, capture electricity, or control the rain. Therefore, the correct answer is that it is a polarization rotator based on the Faraday effect.

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  • 10. 

    What's the other name for the Faraday effect?

    • A.

      The Faraday Rotation

    • B.

      The Faraday Cage

    • C.

      The Faraday mechanism

    • D.

      The Faraday Pulsion

    Correct Answer
    A. The Faraday Rotation
    Explanation
    The Faraday effect is also known as the Faraday Rotation. This phenomenon refers to the rotation of the plane of polarization of light as it passes through a magnetic field. This effect was discovered by Michael Faraday in the 19th century and is widely used in various scientific and technological applications, such as in optical isolators and magneto-optical devices.

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