Robert Hooke Quiz

Portrait of Robert Hooke - Oil on board by Rita Greer 2004

As no contemporary portrait of Robert Hooke seems to have survived from the seventeenth century, this one is a reconstruction from the descriptions by his colleagues Aubrey and Waller. It shows him with a spring, pocket watch, fossil and map of the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666. He helped to survey and plan the rebuilding. The sky on the left indicates his interest in astronomy. Oil on board by Rita Greer 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Hooke Quiz Questions

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1. When was Robert Hooke born?
a) 25 June 1638
b) 5 March 1636
c) 18 July 1635
d) 4 October 1632

2. Where was Robert Hooke born?
a) Oxford
b) Freshwater
c) Birmingham
d) Sheffield

3. Which college did Robert Hooke attend?
a) Wellington College
b) St. Patrick College
c) Wadham College
d) Our Lady of Victory College

4. When did Robert Hooke discover Hooke’s Law?
a) 1645
b) 1648
c) 1652
d) 1660

5. When did Robert Hooke publish Micrographia?
a) 1665
b) 1675
c) 1667
d) 1680

6. What did Robert Hooke name the microscopic honeycomb cavities found in cork?
a) Wards
b) Barracks
c) Villas
d) Cells

7. With whom Robert Hooke had a dispute about inverse square law?
a) Christopher Wren
b) Isaac Newton
c) Robert Boyle
d) Thomas Willis

8. What did Robert Hooke discover in 1672?
a) Oxygen
b) Nitrogen
c) Diffraction
d) Radium

9. When did Robert Hooke die?
a) 3 March 1703
b) 12 May 1708
c) 2 September 1712
d) 9 November 1715

10. Where did Robert Hooke die?
a) Cambridge
b) Manchester
c) Bristol
d) London

Robert Hooke Quiz Questions with Answers

Micrographia

Micrographia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Robert Hooke born?
c) 18 July 1635

2. Where was Robert Hooke born?
b) Freshwater

3. Which college did Robert Hooke attend?
c) Wadham College

4. When did Robert Hooke discover Hooke’s Law?
d) 1660

5. When did Robert Hooke publish Micrographia?
a) 1665

6. What did Robert Hooke name the microscopic honeycomb cavities found in cork?
d) Cells

7. With whom Robert Hooke had a dispute about inverse square law?
b) Isaac Newton

8. What did Robert Hooke discover in 1672?
c) Diffraction

9. When did Robert Hooke die?
a) 3 March 1703

10. Where did Robert Hooke die?
d) London

Updated: July 26, 2016 — 9:53 pm

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