Einstein Quiz

Albert Einstein Quiz: How Well Do You Know Albert Einstein?

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”

 
 
 
 

Ready for your next quiz? How well do you know Isaac Newton?

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  1. PAllen says:

    [QUOTE=”nitsuj, post: 5094114, member: 315327″]One co-worker commented she had just heard me mention the Einstein presidency offer for the third time lol I was telling everyone…most over 55/60 yrs already knew.

    Wonder if it was publicized at the time or soon after….was it a “stunt”? Not sure why they would think he would accept. Perhaps it was offered as an honor.[/QUOTE]
    It was very serious, and they persisted in the offer. Note that in Israel, president is mostly a symbolic post (and this was a lobbying point – he wouldn’t have to do much). Yet, in the early days of Israel, anything to add to prestige was highly desired. (Prime Minister is the post with power).

  2. nitsuj says:

    [QUOTE=”Greg Bernhardt, post: 5093968, member: 1″]Even if you didn’t get a great score at least you know a little bit more trivia about the man :)[/QUOTE]

    One co-worker commented she had just heard me mention the Einstein presidency offer for the third time lol I was telling everyone…most over 55/60 yrs already knew.

    Wonder if it was publicized at the time or soon after….was it a “stunt”? Not sure why they would think he would accept. Perhaps it was offered as an honor.

  3. DennisN says:

    [QUOTE=”dipole, post: 5093054, member: 390083″]No one knows anything about Dirac.[/QUOTE]
    I do! :woot: And I read a great article about him a while ago… I will see if I can find it again, [URL=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPePk3kGZk’]IBB[/URL]…
    Edit: It wasn’t this article I read, but it is a similar one, a review of the book “The Strangest Man”: [URL=’http://www.theguardian.com/science/2009/apr/02/paul-dirac-strangest-man-farmelo-quantum’]link[/URL].

  4. aleazk says:

    I got 10/12. My mistakes were in the “Hall of Fame in 2015” and “Einstein became an American citizen in”. For a moment I had the correct option in the American citizen question but changed it in the last moment! :frown:

  5. BiGyElLoWhAt says:

    4/12 oh yea. That’s pro baseball status right there. Only one was a guess, although I didn’t know he was in the mustache hall of fame, but what else was it gonna be? I mean, look at that mustache.

  6. epenguin says:

    I got 8/12, 'competent'. However many of the questions are silly or secondary and not really about him, so only one "essential" was wrong – I did not know he was vegetarian. It is somewhat in character, but I thought as absolute principle it would have been too dogmatic for him.

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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."

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