Einstein Quiz

How Well Do You Know Albert Einstein?

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Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous scientist of all time, but how much do you actually know about him? Let’s find out by taking this quiz! No prizes, so no Googling. (post your honest score in the discussion thread)


On Mystery

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.”

1. Albert Einstein was born in what country?


2. What year was he awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics?


3. Two of Einstein’s least favorite things are


4. Einstein named his violin…


5. Einstein was born with an abnormally big


6. He was offered the Presidency of…


7. Was a Vegetarian


8. He was Inducted into the International ____ Hall of Fame in 2015


9. His second wife’s name was


10. Einstein became an American citizen in


11. Einstein appeared on an album cover for what band?


12. According to himself, what was Einstein’s “biggest blunder”



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  1. gmax137
    gmax137 says:

    7  I wasn't happy with the answer to the vegetarian question (remembering a story about him "eating sausages") but on further reflection, I guess a lot of vegetarians are only so "later in life."

  2. Wes Tausend
    Wes Tausend says:

    Got 6 of 12, 1st time. After logging in, and attempting to exactly recreate the original errors for archive, I accidentally picked the correct year (1921) that he got his Nobel Prize and got 7 right. I usually remember numbers easier than names, but I had picked 1919. I wonder after initially waiting all those years, if he might have forgotten exactly which year himself… by the time he was my present age. I've had a heck of a time with precise dates on resumes. Wes…

  3. votingmachine
    votingmachine says:

    I thought I knew 4 answers and really only knew 3. I had no answer to the other 9. Surprising as I've read so much of Einstein's scientific role, but picked up so little in personal details.

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