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Edward Victor Appleton: Quiz


Question 1: Knighted in 1941, he received the 1947 ________ for his contributions to the knowledge of the ionosphere, which led to the development of radar.
Nobel Prize in PhysicsTsung-Dao LeeNicolaas BloembergenJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck

Question 2: The crater Appleton on the ________ is named in his honour.
MoonMercury (planet)Ganymede (moon)Io (moon)

Question 3: ________ had been able to make his historic transatlantic transmissions; to achieve this, refraction of the signals was necessary to reach its destination.
James FranckWilhelm RöntgenGuglielmo MarconiKarl Ferdinand Braun

Question 4: To prove his theory, in 1924 Appleton used the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio broadcast transmitter at ________, England.

Question 5: From 1949 until his death in 1965, he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the ________.
University of EdinburghUniversity of OxfordUniversity of BristolUniversity of Cambridge

Question 6: Likely inspiration for the pseudonym Victor Appleton – the fictitious author of the ________ series of novels
Tom SwiftThe Hardy BoysNancy DrewKay Tracey

Question 7: In 1902 ________ and Arthur Edwin Kennelly independently proposed the idea of there being a conducting layer that reflected radio signals.
Oliver HeavisideMaxwell's equationsMagnetismElectricity

Question 8: He received the radio signals near ________, proving they were being reflected.

Question 9: Appleton was born in ________, West Yorkshire and educated at Hanson Grammar School.

Question 10: After returning from active service in ________, Appleton became assistant demonstrator in experimental physics at the Cavendish Laboratory in 1920.
World War IWestern Front (World War I)Caucasus CampaignArmenian Genocide


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