# 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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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?

10/12 No joke. But three were blind guesses I got right. Haha

Most of them were guesses, I got 6.

9 out of 12, three guesses.

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.

7/12..

Knew 5 of them..

Bose, Chandrashekhar, Katherine Johnson (thanks to Hidden Figures), Kepler and Faraday..

I confused Galileo with Kepler :( 3/12, so bad. I did ok with Chandrasekhar, Bose and Gould (the last was just by chance).

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."

I got 7 out of 12, with a lot of guessing. Katherine Johnson, David Baltimore, and Sally Ride were the only ones I was pretty sure about.

I got 7 out of 12. I was mostly guessing. I only could answer 2 of them with confidence.

I got 5 out of 12. Sally Ride was a sure thing=on the others I basically got 4 correct out of 11 on a multiple choice test. :) :)

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?

6/12. I thought I was good at recognizing faces of famous people.

12 out of 12. But there were 2 stabs in the dark.

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.

8 of 12, definitely not Sherlock, just sheer luck.

I got the six I knew and missed the six I guessed, which makes me guess that I'm not a good guesser.

I got the only three I knew,

Spoilerand somehow managed to guess incorrectly on the other nine.

I got 7 right. Got all the biologists, made some decent guesses based on matching garb with periods I figured they existed.

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:

6 :blushing:

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).

10 points out of 12 with a

littlebit of luck:smile:I scored 10 out 12. I knew 8 and guessed on 4.

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 out of 12, not bad considering the guessing. (I still don't know many of them. Time to hit the Google.)

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: