Literary Works By Alexander Von Humboldt! A Trivia Quiz

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Literary Works By Alexander Von Humboldt! A Trivia Quiz

Alexander Von Humboldt was a great German who fathered modern biogeography. His works are referenced across modern science books, and quite a number of scientific fellowships are named after him. One peculiarity attributed to him was his brilliance in putting every detail to writing, and this birthed quite a number of voluminous books, articles, and journals published in his name. Do you think you know his literary works well? Take this quiz to test that knowledge. ​​​


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    None of the following laid the foundation for the science of comparative climatology amongst the works and researches of Humboldt except?
    • A. 

      Kosmos

    • B. 

      Mineralogische 

    • C. 

      His weather maps of Isotherms and Isobars

    • D. 

      Maps of Isotope slopes

  • 2. 
    Alexander Von Humboldt revived the use of the word "cosmos" when he published his multivolume treatise titled?
    • A. 

      Corosis

    • B. 

      Kosmos

    • C. 

      Volition

    • D. 

      Mysteries unraveled

  • 3. 
    What year did Alexander Von Humboldt began the compilation of the "Kosmos" ?
    • A. 

      1823

    • B. 

      1825

    • C. 

      1827

    • D. 

      1826

  • 4. 
    Kosmos" was first during its writing delivered as a series of lecture before the University of Berlin in what years?
    • A. 

      1824-25

    • B. 

      1827-28

    • C. 

      1830-31

    • D. 

      1832-33

  • 5. 
    The cosmos lecture was later compiled into a fresco. What was the fresco known as?
    • A. 

      The cartoon for the great fresco of the kosmos

    • B. 

      The great fresco of kosmos

    • C. 

      The anthology of kosmos

    • D. 

      Sesame street of kosmos

  • 6. 
    The first two volumes of cosmos where published in what years respectively?
    • A. 

      1833 and 1837

    • B. 

      1845 and 1847

    • C. 

      1843 and 1856

    • D. 

      1880 and 1900

  • 7. 
    What was the major objective of Humboldt compilation of his research into the "Kosmos"?
    • A. 

      He wanted to unify all the sciences which were initially in the Kantian framework

    • B. 

      Pioneer a text for biodiversity and biogeography

    • C. 

       Assist students of science in having reference materials to study

    • D. 

      To have a bragging right in the science community

  • 8. 
    What years were the third and fourth volumes of the " Kosmos" published?
    • A. 

      1879-1883

    • B. 

      1850-1858

    • C. 

      1852-1857

    • D. 

      1870-1875

  • 9. 
    Inspired by the German Romanticism, what vision did Humboldt have for his last volumes of works?
    • A. 

      . To have a concise compilation of all works of science

    • B. 

      To produce a compendium of the world's environment

    • C. 

      To produce a classic text on environmental health

    • D. 

      To write a commentary on classical books of science there was

  • 10. 
    Apart science, Humboldt wrote exceptionally one great work on politics. What was the title of this work?
    • A. 

      Understanding Aristocracy and Aristocrats

    • B. 

      The Norman Conquest as it was

    • C. 

      Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain

    • D. 

      None of the above

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