Scientific Works By Alexander Von Humboldt! Quiz

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Scientific Works By Alexander Von Humboldt! Quiz

Do you think you know all there is about the scientific life and works of Alexander Von Humboldt? If yes, why not try taking this fascinating quiz put together to test how great a science historian you may be. Do enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     The major fields of research and discovery of Alexander Von Humboldt includes all the following except?
    • A. 

      Biogeography

    • B. 

       Marine vegetation

    • C. 

      Astrophysics

    • D. 

      Mining and solid minerals

  • 2. 
    What was the major source of fund for Alexander Von Humboldt scientific research expedition?
    • A. 

       His trust fund

    • B. 

      The crown

    • C. 

      His mother's inheritance

    • D. 

      The funding by the Duke of Brunswick

  • 3. 
    In 1800 and 1831, Alexander Von Humboldt made a critical discovery on the environment. What was that discovery?
    • A. 

      How plants feed themselves and produce their foods

    • B. 

      The causes of night and day

    • C. 

      The tipping effect of a possible volcanism

    • D. 

      The phenomenon of climate change and as caused by humans through observation generated from travels

  • 4. 
    Humboldt and his travel companion, Bonpland while ascending the mount of Chimborazo contracted mountain infections and sickness. What did Alexander Von Humboldt attribute mountain sickness to?
    • A. 

       The irritations caused by mountain vegetation

    • B. 

      The lack of oxygen

    • C. 

      Excessively cold environment

    • D. 

      The scary height

  • 5. 
    What laid the foundation for the science comparative climatology amongst the works and researches of Humboldt?
    • A. 

      Kosmos

    • B. 

      His treatise titled Mineralogische Beobachtungen über einige Basalte am Rhein

    • C. 

      His weather maps on Isotherms and Isobars

    • D. 

      Komodos

  • 6. 
    What interesting conclusion did Humboldt derive from his study of the Andean volcanoes?
    • A. 

      Factors that contribute to volcanic eruptions

    • B. 

      That beneath the earth is boiling magma anticipating factors to be erupted

    • C. 

      The roles played by eruptive factors and metamorphosis in the development of the earth crust

    • D. 

      D. The poisonous nature of volcano gases when inhaled

  • 7. 
    The conclusions made from Humboldt study of the Andean volcanoes disproved many hypothetical theories in history particularly one postulated by a neptunist. Who was that neptunist?
    • A. 

      Louis Boltzmann

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Johann Wolfgang 

    • D. 

      Abraham Gottlob Werner

  • 8. 
    When Humboldt sailed to England, he met a great mind who helped him in putting his research in perspective. Who this great mind?
    • A. 

       Captain James Cook

    • B. 

      Sir Joseph Banks

    • C. 

      Georg Forster

    • D. 

      Robert Hook

  • 9. 
    The following fuelled the scientific friendship between Humboldt and the president of the Royal Society except?
    • A. 

      They both shared similar scientific interest

    • B. 

      They both were magnificent Voyagers who travelled far and wide

    • C. 

      President of the Royal Society had some rare collections of specimens which fascinated Humboldt

    • D. 

      The president of the royal society was a wealthy man willing to invest in crazy scientific breakthroughs

  • 10. 
    Humboldt was admitted into a class of great intellectuals and scientist called the Weimar Classicism in what year?
    • A. 

      1800

    • B. 

      1794

    • C. 

      1798

    • D. 

      1797

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