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Percy Williams Bridgman: Quiz


Question 1: He received the Bingham Medal (1951) from the Society of Rheology, the Rumford Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the ________ from the Franklin Institute, the Roozeboom Medal from the Royal Academy of Sciences of the Netherlands, and the Comstock Prize of the National Academy of Sciences.
Elliott Cresson MedalRoger AdamsAlfred Y. ChoWernher von Braun

Question 2: His writings on the philosophy of science advocated operationalism, and he coined the term ________.
Operational definitionArtificial intelligencePhenomenalismPragmatism

Question 3: Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who won the 1946 ________ for his work on the physics of high pressures.
Tsung-Dao LeeJohn Hasbrouck Van VleckNicolaas BloembergenNobel Prize in Physics

Question 4: He was also a member of the ________, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences.
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceSocial sciencesHistory of sciencePresident of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Question 5: Bridgman received Doctors, honoris causa from Stevens Institute (1934), Harvard (1939), ________ (1941), Princeton (1950), Paris (1950), and Yale (1951).
Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew York UniversityPolytechnic Institute of New York UniversityColumbia University

Question 6: Bridgman entered ________ in 1900, and studied physics through to his Ph.D..
Harvard UniversityHarvard CrimsonRutgers UniversityBrown University

Question 7: Bridgman committed suicide by gunshot after living with metastatic ________ for some time.

Question 8: He also wrote extensively on the ________ and on other aspects of the philosophy of science.
Scientific methodSocial sciencesPseudoscienceRelationship between religion and science


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