What Do You Know About Alexander Von Humboldt? Quiz

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What Do You Know About Alexander Von Humboldt? Quiz

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

  • 2. 
    Alexander Von Humboldt died in what year?
    • A. 

      1890

    • B. 

      1859

    • C. 

      1885

    • D. 

      1844

  • 3. 
    Alexander Von Humboldt is of what Nationality?
    • A. 

      Dutch

    • B. 

      Italian

    • C. 

      German

    • D. 

      American

  • 4. 
    Alexander is known for all of the following invention except?
    • A. 

      Physics

    • B. 

      Biogeography

    • C. 

      Kosmos

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Alexander attended how many Universities?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 8. 
    Which of the following countries did not name a place in honour of Alexander?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Cuba

    • D. 

      Peru

  • 9. 
    Whom amongst the following was a student of Alexander?
    • A. 

      Eratosthenes

    • B. 

      Nicholas Steno

    • C. 

      Victor Goldschmidt

    • D. 

      Louis Agassiz

  • 10. 
    What is the name of Alexander von Humboldt’s father?
    • A. 

      Alexander Georg

    • B. 

      Alexander Wilhelm

    • C. 

      Alexander McQueen

    • D. 

      Alexander Film

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