Trivia Quizzes, Games, and Facts
Trivia Quiz Categories
Religion & Faith
Science & Technology
More Trivia Fun
Popular Recent Quizzes
Most Highly Rated Quizzes
Write a Quiz
Today's Easy Trivia
Today's Hard Trivia
Easy Hourly Trivia
Hard Hourly Trivia
Browse Trivia Facts
Submit a Trivia Fact
275 playing now
- Quizzes served
- Most points
- Registered members
- Just registered!
- Most points
NY's Strongest !!!!
Quiz Of The Day
- Tournament Leader
- Last Tournament Champ
You are here:
Words and Terms Associated with People's Names
Some English words and scientific terms are derived from the names of real people. See if you recognise these.
Which term is derived from the name of a 19th century land agent in Ireland?
What is 'Gresham's Law'?
"It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take this law into account."
"Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later."
"Bad money drives good money out of circulation."
"Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things."
Which of these scientists does not have an internationally accepted SI (système internationale) physical unit named after him?
James Clerk Maxwell
The work of Thomas Bowdler gave rise to the verb 'to bowdlerize'. What is bowdlerization?
The neutering of stray cats and dogs to keep their numbers down
Treating yarn or thread so that when it is dyed the colour will be fixed and not wash out or fade
Editing a book, film or play to make it suitable for children or people who are easily offended
Making an instrument sterile, by boiling or heating, so that it can be used in a medical procedure
If a mathematician has an "Erdős number" of 2, what does it mean?
The mathematician was a student of a student of Paul Erdős.
The mathematician has written an academic paper with Paul Erdős.
The mathematician has written a paper with someone who has written an academic paper with Paul Erdős.
The mathematician was a student of Paul Erdős.
"Banting" is what William Banting became well-known for doing. What is it?
Dieting to lose weight
Suing people for pleasure or spite, with little regard for the costs
Plagiarising by translating and adapting foreign language publications
Counterfeiting small coins
Emedeo Avogadro has both a physical law and a physical constant (a number) named after him.
Which is the odd one out of the following?
(Anthony) Van Dyke
(General Ambrose) Burnside
What are the islets of Langerhans, named for Paul Langerhans?
Parts of the human retina where (intensity-sensitive) rod cells cluster among the (colour-sensitive) cone cells
A region of partly submerged reefs off the southern coast of Java
A cluster of relatively stable dark spots on Jupiter
Regions of the pancreas containing cells that produce hormones
The word 'nasty' originally referred to Thomas Nast who was a 19th century caricaturist with a particularly merciless, biting wit.
(will not interfere with your quiz)
Conditions of Use
. All Rights Reserved.