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Can you name the inventors AND their inventions?
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INSTRUCTIONS: Type in the inventor's first and last name AND the invention. Ex: "Orville Wright airplane"
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Inventors-Inventions Match Quiz
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Aug 30th, 2010 at 05:42 GMT
A great format for this game. Matching some of the first names created a bit of a panic in my half-awake brain cells I must admit. They're certainly awake now !
Aug 30th, 2010 at 19:41 GMT
^ yes, the first names are definitely the hard part of this quiz!
Aug 30th, 2010 at 20:30 GMT
Loved the quiz, smallpoint though, if you are going to write röntgen with the umlaut in the question, could you accept it in the answer as well?
Aug 30th, 2010 at 21:01 GMT
I kept looking for "Albert" and "Gore" for the inventor of the world wide web. :)
Aug 30th, 2010 at 22:13 GMT
The inventer of cereal was Will Kieth Kellogg
Sep 11th, 2010 at 21:35 GMT
I only knew who invented the sewing machine because of "Help!". Great quiz.
Sep 22nd, 2010 at 14:04 GMT
I knew a lot more of the inventor/invention combinations than my score suggests because matching up the unfamiliar first names via guessing took so much time.
Game published: Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:04 GMT
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:22 GMT
Very nice! Putting in the first names made it much more interesting and challenging.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:28 GMT
Oh, LTH, yet another wonderful game. It's just about perfect- I can't think of anything wrong with this quiz, or any way that it could possibly better. (OK, one thing that could've been better- if you had included an invention Edison created in my town, as opposed to in the other town where he prominently lived.) I've given every quiz of yours that I've ever played a 5/5, but if I could, I'd give this one a 6.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:30 GMT
great quiz, I was guessing so many of the christian names, it was interesting and worth it
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:49 GMT
Special thanks to SproutCM for inspiring the format of this quiz.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:51 GMT
Al Gore-Internet should at least be a bonus
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:57 GMT
Great quiz...I surprised myself with some of my matches made. I was just trying trios and realized how stupid I was for not actually knowing some until they popped.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 05:09 GMT
Love the idea. A problem for me though--why did the quiz sometimes accept just the first initial and sometimes did not? This screwed me up more than if you had made us type out the whole name
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 05:40 GMT
Fun, fun, fun.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 05:49 GMT
Henry Ford did not invent the assembly line. The Ford Motor Company merely systematized and perfected an idea which had been in place for some time. Indeed, the Ford people are very open about the fact that they cribbed the idea from the "disassembly" lines used by meat packing companies to dress slaughtered animals.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 05:59 GMT
I agree with jtrichey -- I wasted so much time pairing up different first names to the inventors i knew, and then i finally realized 1st initial works... well imagine my suprise when kellogg didnt work with any name for cereal -- i chalked that up to a trick question, but when gillette didnt come up for shaver, and b franklin didnt work for anything, i knew i needed to type out the first names for those... please keep this consistent, it definitely screwed me up!! But other than that -- great quiz :)
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 06:31 GMT
Hans von Ohain is given co-credit for inventing the jet engine. Frank Whittle developed the centrifugal-compressor-type jet engine in Britain while von Ohain was developing the axial-compressor-type in Germany. Neither knew of the other's work. Whittle's engine ran on the test stand first, while von Ohain's was the first to power an aircraft in flight. The centrifugal-compressor jet engine was quickly supplanted by the axial-compressor jet engine after World War II, and we use the axial-compressor type today.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 06:34 GMT
What a great quiz! I made it a favor.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 06:59 GMT
Got stuck on Deere, Pincus and Whittle. Still had 6 minutes left so I went and tried out every combination until everything fits. Great quiz.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 07:33 GMT
i always laugh when i see the alfred nobel clue. thats irony
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 07:45 GMT
Take out the radio one... it's a controversial question, but most sources say it was actually Tesla who made the first legitimate "radio". I'm pretty sure Tesla invented everything on this list first... I kid about that part, but he was ****ing incredible...
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 12:47 GMT
Er... Thomas Saint's invention of the Sewing Machine pre-dates Howe's by 56 years.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 13:09 GMT
It seems like every invention had a company named after the inventor's last name. The first name on the other hand...that's a different story.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 13:33 GMT
sporcling123: What about Levi Strauss?
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 14:18 GMT
True, that's the only exception though where the easy name was reversed.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 14:43 GMT
I got all but four. The only fist names I had to guess on were Kellogg and Gerber. I didn't know who invented the birth control pill, but was thinking that was a woman, so I didn't try Dorothy Gerber until last. I had about a minute and half left with the last four, but didn't want to type random combos. Strangely, I put Frank Whittle and tried him with the web before giving up the project. Great quiz
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 15:12 GMT
As tvfan2 said, Ford didn't *invent* the assembly line, he was merely the first to use it effectively in the automobile industry.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 15:19 GMT
First initial only worked if it was the only first name with that initial. I actually got a few just by seeing the first name--Igor had to be Sikorsky, Enrico had to be Fermi, and I knew Thomas Edison had to be on this quiz, so I just started typing his name and looked for either the light bulb or the phonograph. Really excellent quiz.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 16:17 GMT
did anyone else have problems with the results on the next page? Mine gave me only pars of the ones i got and parts of the three that i didnt get
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 16:18 GMT
looking at the results a lot of people are getting only parts because for each triplet, there are different amount guessed
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 16:32 GMT
Peter Parker webslinger?
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 17:52 GMT
Edison is currently showing 81.6%, 81.1% and 80.7%, and he's not the only one to have different figures! Given that we had to enter all three answers simultaneously, how did that happen? :s
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 18:02 GMT
I like how you had to use your powers of logic: Gillette = razor, Gerber = baby food, etc.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 18:52 GMT
Inventing a sports game(basketball)seems at first a misfit, but it IS an invention; in my city we feel proud of Naismith, born only 40 miles from here. Superb quiz! 5 globes gladly given.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 21:13 GMT
How could anyone not rate this a 5 ?
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Oct 2nd, 2010 at 21:22 GMT
Plenty of time to get them all. I had exactly 3 minutes left. Fun match up.
Oct 2nd, 2010 at 22:20 GMT
Great quiz once I figured out how to answer it.
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Oct 2nd, 2010 at 22:38 GMT
reasons not a rate a 5: Needing the first name. Inconsistency on accepting first initial. I type slow so this format worked against me.
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