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Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring. He lived through the eighteenth and nineteenth century.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year was Alexander von Humboldt born?

    • A.

      1700

    • B.

      1803

    • C.

      1820

    • D.

      1769

    Correct Answer
    D. 1769
    Explanation
    Alexander von Humboldt was born in 1769.

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  • 2. 

    Alexander Von Humboldt died in what year?

    • A.

      1890

    • B.

      1859

    • C.

      1885

    • D.

      1844

    Correct Answer
    B. 1859
    Explanation
    Alexander Von Humboldt died in 1859.

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  • 3. 

    Alexander Von Humboldt is of what Nationality?

    • A.

      Dutch

    • B.

      Italian

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      American

    Correct Answer
    C. German
    Explanation
    Alexander Von Humboldt is of German nationality because he was born in Prussia, which is now part of modern-day Germany. He was a renowned German geographer, naturalist, and explorer who made significant contributions to the fields of geography, botany, and geology. Humboldt's extensive travels and scientific research in South America, particularly in Venezuela and Colombia, earned him recognition as one of the greatest scientists of his time. His work laid the foundation for modern scientific disciplines and greatly influenced the understanding of the natural world.

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  • 4. 

    Alexander is known for all of the following invention except?

    • A.

      Physics

    • B.

      Biogeography

    • C.

      Kosmos

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Physics
    Explanation
    Alexander is known for all of the following inventions except for physics. The options provided are biogeography, Kosmos, and none of the above. Biogeography is the study of the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through geological time, which is not an invention associated with Alexander. Kosmos is a Russian space program, and again, not an invention associated with Alexander. Therefore, the correct answer is physics, as Alexander is not known for any inventions in the field of physics.

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  • 5. 

    Alexander attended how many Universities?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    Alexander attended 4 universities.

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  • 6. 

    In which of University did Alexander graduated with a diploma?

    • A.

      University of Berlin

    • B.

      Harvard University

    • C.

      Oxford University

    • D.

      Freiburg school of mines

    Correct Answer
    D. Freiburg school of mines
    Explanation
    Alexander graduated with a diploma from Freiburg school of mines.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following statements about Alexander can be deemed as true?

    • A.

      He was never married

    • B.

      He died at the age of 59

    • C.

      He lived all his life in America

    • D.

      He was married

    Correct Answer
    A. He was never married
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Alexander was never married. This means that throughout his life, he did not enter into any legally recognized marriage. This information suggests that Alexander did not have a spouse or a legally recognized partner.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following countries did not name a place in honour of Alexander?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Cuba

    • D.

      Peru

    Correct Answer
    A. Germany
    Explanation
    Germany did not name a place in honor of Alexander. This is because Alexander the Great was a historical figure from ancient Greece, and Germany did not have any direct historical or cultural connection with him. On the other hand, Canada, Cuba, and Peru all have places named after Alexander, such as Alexander Bay in Canada and Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany.

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  • 9. 

    Whom amongst the following was a student of Alexander?

    • A.

      Eratosthenes

    • B.

      Nicholas Steno

    • C.

      Victor Goldschmidt

    • D.

      Louis Agassiz

    Correct Answer
    D. Louis Agassiz
    Explanation
    Louis Agassiz was a student of Alexander von Humboldt. Alexander von Humboldt was a renowned German geographer, naturalist, and explorer who had a significant influence on the scientific community during the 19th century. Agassiz, a Swiss-born naturalist, studied under Humboldt in Paris and later became a prominent figure in the field of natural sciences himself.

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  • 10. 

    What is the name of Alexander von Humboldt’s father?

    • A.

      Alexander Georg

    • B.

      Alexander Wilhelm

    • C.

      Alexander McQueen

    • D.

      Alexander Film

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexander Georg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alexander Georg. Alexander von Humboldt's father's name was Alexander Georg von Humboldt.

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