Which Famous Inventor Are You?
The telephone. The lightbulb. The cultivation of the peanut. Without these miracles of modern invention, the world would look nothing like it does today. But have you ever wondered which one of humanity’s greatest innovators you would be? Take our quiz to find out which famous inventor you are!
Your latest invention is meant to confront which of life's many obstacles?
- Climate change
- Sickness and disease
- The way we transfer information
Are you an eccentric genius, or diligent student?
- I'm a bit of a screwball
- I'm a calm, focused worker
Do you work better in groups, or alone in your personal lab?
- I work with many partners and associates
- I like the silence of my study
- I like to do research at the coffee shop
Short on ideas? Which one of these potential inventions would you like to be yours?
- Self-heating clothes for winter
- Universal Wi-fi
- A farming technique that ends world hunger
- Clean, sustainable electricity
You've struggled on the road to inventor-glory. Which factor do you attribute this to?
- People underestimating me
- My stiff competition
- My family
Would you describe yourself as an all-around genius, or just really talented in one area?
- I'm really good in one particular field
- Honestly, I can do it all
- I have many hobbies
- I'm obsessed with all things food
You are sketching plans for your next invention. You hope it will...
- Beat my competition
- Make life more convenient
- Change the world!
- Change the world in an understated way
Which of these is your favorite innovation of the last 20 years?
- GPS Technology
- Hybrid Cars
- Seedless Watermelon
How would you like your legacy to be remembered?
- I want schools named after me!
- I want a national monument in my name
- I prefer a quiet, dignified legacy
- I'd like to be knighted by the queen