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Words and Terms Associated with People's Names

written by: rcthomson123
 
Some English words and scientific terms are derived from the names of real people. See if you recognise these.

Question 1:


Which term is derived from the name of a 19th century land agent in Ireland?
Banting
Boycott
Bowler
Bowdlerise

Question 2:


What is 'Gresham's Law'?
"Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things."
"Bad money drives good money out of circulation."
"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."

Question 3:


Which of these scientists does not have an internationally accepted SI (système internationale) physical unit named after him?
Michael Faraday
Joseph Henry
James Clerk Maxwell
Nikola Tesla

Question 4:


The work of Thomas Bowdler gave rise to the verb 'to bowdlerize'. What is bowdlerization?
Treating yarn or thread so that when it is dyed the colour will be fixed and not wash out or fade
Making an instrument sterile, by boiling or heating, so that it can be used in a medical procedure
The neutering of stray cats and dogs to keep their numbers down
Editing a book, film or play to make it suitable for children or people who are easily offended

Question 5:


If a mathematician has an "Erdős number" of 2, what does it mean?
The mathematician has written a paper with someone who has written an academic paper with Paul Erdős.
The mathematician was a student of a student of Paul Erdős.
The mathematician has written an academic paper with Paul Erdős.
The mathematician was a student of Paul Erdős.

Question 6:


"Banting" is what William Banting became well-known for doing. What is it?
Plagiarising by translating and adapting foreign language publications
Counterfeiting small coins
Dieting to lose weight
Suing people for pleasure or spite, with little regard for the costs

Question 7:


Emedeo Avogadro has both a physical law and a physical constant (a number) named after him.
False
True

Question 8:


Which is the odd one out of the following?
(Giuseppe) Garibaldi
(Abraham) Lincoln
(Anthony) Van Dyke
(General Ambrose) Burnside

Question 9:


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
Regions of the pancreas containing cells that produce hormones
A cluster of relatively stable dark spots on Jupiter

Question 10:


The word 'nasty' originally referred to Thomas Nast who was a 19th century caricaturist with a particularly merciless, biting wit.
False
True

 


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