Smithsonian inventors quiz

Fun trivia game at the Smithsonian website—Given a list of inventions, how many of the inventors can you name in 6 minutes. Cheat if you must, but know that every time you do, you make an adorable baby alpaca cry.


  1. 13/20.  Should’ve gotten the automobile inventor.  :( Did have to work hard for the correct spelling of several of them.  :)  

  2. I don’t (ahem, can’t) do non-multiple choice inventor trivia.  Unless they are all bio/chem/med sciences.

    Were it multiple choice I would so score!  …I think.

  3. 11/20.  Feeling really dumb that I missed Sikorsky and Benz because just last week I read a book about inventors to the kids at the library and they were both mentioned.

  4. 16/20. One I had never heard of, and I had no idea that he (don’t want to give it away) invented the adding machine.

      1. I didn’t word that very well. I had not heard of one at all (I had heard of all the other nineteen), and another guy (who I had heard of) invented the adding machine, but I didn’t know it was he who invented it.

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