Science Quiz / First Names from Scientific Units

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Quiz Updated Mar 9, 2012

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Unit First name % Correct
Newton (N)Isaac Newton
80.2%
Curie (Ci)Marie & Pierre Curie
79.3%
Joule (J)James P. Joule
71.1%
Watt (W)James Watt
71.1%
Maxwell (Mx)James C. Maxwell
71.1%
Dalton (Da)John Dalton
70.1%
Neper (Np)John Napier
70.1%
RaylJohn W. Strutt (Lord Rayleigh)
70.1%
Tesla (T)Nikola Tesla
57.5%
Franklin (Fr)Benjamin Franklin
54.8%
Fermi (fm)Enrico Fermi
45.5%
Farad (F)Michael Faraday
45.4%
Kelvin (K)William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)
41.2%
Rankine (R)William J.M. Rankine
41.2%
Gilbert (Gb)William Gilbert
41.2%
Pascal (Pa)Blaise Pascal
40.6%
Centimorgan (cM)Thomas H. Morgan
32.3%
Becquerel (Bq)(Antoine) Henri Becquerel
32.1%
Gray (Gy)Louis H. Gray
30.6%
Coulomb (C)Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
29.5%
Gauss (G)Carl F. Gauss
28.2%
Ohm (Ω)Georg S. Ohm
27%
Debye (D)Peter J. W. Debye
25.7%
Stokes (St)George G. Stokes
25.3%
Unit First name % Correct
Ampere (A)André-Marie Ampere
24.1%
Decibel (dB)Alexander G. Bell
22.2%
Henry (H)Joseph Henry
18.7%
Weber (Wb)Wilhelm E. Weber
18.7%
Roentgen (R)Wilhelm C. Roentgen
18.7%
Jansky (Jy)Karl G. Jansky
16.7%
Volt (V)Alessandro G.A.A. Volta
15.3%
Fahrenheit (F)Daniel G. Fahrenheit
15.2%
Oersted (Oe)Hans C. Oersted
14.4%
Poise (P)Jean L. M. Poiseuille
14.3%
Hertz (Hz)Heinrich R. Hertz
13.9%
Celsius (C)Anders Celsius
13.4%
Ångstrom (Å)Anders J. Ångstrom
13.4%
Lambert (L)Johann H. Lambert
13.1%
Langley (ly)Samuel P. Langley
11.3%
Svedberg (Sv)Theodor 'The' Svedberg
9.8%
Clausius (Cl)Rudolf J.E. Clausius
4.1%
Siemens (S)Werner von Siemens
3.9%
Langmuir (L)Irving Langmuir
3.2%
Torr (torr)Evangelista Torricelli
3.1%
Scoville (SHU)Wilbur Scoville
2.3%
Eotvos (E)Loránd Eötvös
1.9%
SabinWallace C.W. Sabine
1.7%
Sievert (Sv)Rolf M. Sievert
1.4%
 
Number % Answered
48 (all)
0.5%
43-47
0.3%
38-42
0.5%
33-37
1.2%
28-32
4.1%
23-27
10.9%
18-22
16.9%
13-17
21.7%
8-12
22.2%
3-7
16%
1-2
5.9%

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