William Smellie Quiz

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(This quiz is about William Smellie, editor of the first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica.)

William Smellie Quiz Questions

1. Where was William Smellie born?
a) Gloucester
b) Edinburgh
c) Birmingham
d) Falkirk

2. Who asked William Smellie to prepare Encyclopaedia Britannica for the press?
a) George Gleig
b) James Millar
c) Horace Hooper
d) Andrew Bell

3. When was William Smellie a founder of Newtonian Society?
a) 1748
b) 1760
c) 1752
d) 1756

4. When did William Smellie win a gold medal for his dissertation on the sexes of plants?
a) 1787
b) 1789
c) 1775
d) 1765

5. When was the first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica published?
a) 1768-1771
b) 1852-1860
c) 1875-1889
d) 1815-1824

6. Which society did William Smellie help found in 1780?
a) Fabian Society
b) Royal Society
c) Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
d) National Geographic Society

7. When did William Smellie become the superintendent of Edinburgh Museum of Natural History?
a) 1762
b) 1781
c) 1772
d) 1776

8. Who referred to William Smellie as Crochallan in his poem?
a) Robert Burns
b) John Dryden
c) Daniel Defoe
d) Thomas Shadwell

9. When did William Smellie die?
a) 21 March 1788
b) 24 June 1795
c) 11 July 1798
d) 12 November 1804

10. Where did William Smellie die?
a) Dublin
b) London
c) Bideford
d) Edinburgh

William Smellie Quiz Questions and Answers

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Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Where was William Smellie born?
b) Edinburgh

2. Who asked William Smellie to prepare Encyclopaedia Britannica for the press?
d) Andrew Bell

3. When was William Smellie a founder of Newtonian Society?
b) 1760

4. When did William Smellie win a gold medal for his dissertation on the sexes of plants?
d) 1765

5. When was the first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica published?
a) 1768-1771

6. Which society did William Smellie help found in 1780?
c) Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

7. When did William Smellie become the superintendent of Edinburgh Museum of Natural History?
b) 1781

8. Who referred to William Smellie as Crochallan in his poem?
a) Robert Burns

9. When did William Smellie die?
b) 24 June 1795

10. Where did William Smellie die?
d) Edinburgh

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Originally posted 2016-06-14 00:00:43.

Updated: November 23, 2017 — 10:36 am

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