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Name the Scientist Quiz and Trivia

Time to test your scientist photo recognition skills! As always please post your score in the comment thread at the end.

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Ready for your next quiz? How well do you know about inventions?

27 replies
  1. WWGD says:
    fresh_42

    At least I can say, that it's a fair test as I confirmed the hypothesis guess under total ignorance and achieve the expectation value of a binomial distributed random variable. :frown:3/12?

  2. Drakkith says:

    6/12, and all my correct answers were ones I was relatively certain about. Though I suppose that just means I scored below average on guessing on the other 6.

  3. scottdave says:
    Ibix

    8/12. I was certain about four of them, and got 50% of my guesses right. As I basically went on "(s)he looks like a <name> to me" for the ones I didn't know, that looks like a win for stereotyping. Yay?I don't remember all of them, but several seemed to have names that could go with the apparent nationality of the person. Also, I know of at least a few which the other choices were real people. Maybe all of the choices are real scientists. So you maybe think to yourself "I think I've heard that name. Maybe it's her."

  4. Ibix says:

    8/12. I was certain about four of them, and got 50% of my guesses right. As I basically went on "(s)he looks like a <name> to me" for the ones I didn't know, that looks like a win for stereotyping. Yay?

  5. WWGD says:
    fresh_42

    At least I can say, that it's a fair test as I confirmed the hypothesis guess under total ignorance and achieve the expectation value of a binomial distributed random variable. :frown: I failed a confidence test at , just about any confidence level, with 7 /12 , though maybe I had some subconscious knowledge helping me increase my p from 1/4 to something higher.

  6. OmCheeto says:

    Ummm….
    I'm bad with faces.
    I'm also bad with names.
    Got 8.
    Yay!

    (I knew 6, and got lucky on 2)
    ps. Apparently my short term memory decline isn't as bad as I suspected, as I got 11/12 the second time around.:partytime:

  7. StatGuy2000 says:

    Scored 11 out of 12 (I got Katherine Johnson wrong — I've heard of her name, thanks to the recent film Hidden Figures, but have never seen her real-life earlier photo until taking this quiz).

  8. Greg Bernhardt says:
    DrClaude

    9 out of 12, not bad considering the guessing. (I still don't know many of them. Time to hit the Google.)There is a link to their wiki pages after grading.

  9. fresh_42 says:

    At least I can say, that it's a fair test as I confirmed the hypothesis guess under total ignorance and achieve the expectation value of a binomial distributed random variable. :frown:

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