The 1950s, when rock and roll, doo-wop, swing, pop, rhythm and blues, country, and rockabilly revolutionized music, were an undeniably significant and significant decade in music history.
Are all of these musicians from the 1950s familiar to you? Put your trivia knowledge to the test already! Let’s start now.
Which instrument, invented in 1603 by German astronomer Christoph Scheiner, was used for copying a drawing on an enlarged or reduced scale in a given ratio?
In the 16th century, what English invention was used to measure ship speed?
Which astronomer, mathematician, and geographer created the universe’s geocentric (Earth-centered) model?
Which shadow clocks have a flat area with a raised crosspiece at one end?
Which of the following is an accurate, portable timekeeping device often used for determining longitude at sea?
Which of the following is an ancient device for measuring time through the gradual flow of water?
What part of a watch or clock’s mechanism regulates the power flow from the power source to the counting mechanism?
What kind of sundial features a hollow sphere-shaped gnomon that casts a shadow on it?
Pros ta historoumena
Which of the following was an early astronomical device used to represent the great circles of the heavens?
A semicircular disk graduated in degrees from 0 to 180 is what kind of simple measuring device?
What scientific instrument was widely used for time reckoning and observational purposes in Europe and the Islamic world beginning in the early Middle Ages?
Which of the following Chinese jade varieties was discovered during the Shang and Zhou dynasties and might have served as an astronomical tool for charting the positions of the stars?
Which Scottish inventor invented logarithms, which allow an addition to replace multiplication and subtraction to replace division?
Sheila Scott Macintyre
Who discovered the four main moons of Jupiter in 1610?
Edward Emerson Bernard
Which important surveying tool for measuring horizontal and vertical angles was invented by which English mathematician?
What surveyor’s compass has diametrically projecting arms and can also be known as a “Holland circle”?
Which newly developed weapon had prohibited use against Christians by Pope Innocent II’s Lateran Council in 1139?
Which French engineer and chemist discovered in 1910 that passing an electrical current through inert gases produced light and developed the neon lamp?
René Jacques Lévy
Who invented an automated production line for a grain mill in 1784 at the age of 29 years old?
Which American statesman and inventor put a lightning rod on his property to test his theory that the tall metallic rod would attract lightning?
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