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Influential Scientists Vocabulary Multiple Choice Worksheet

Directions: Circle the correct definition for each word.

1. Person who explores people, life and customs of ancient times.
A) Paleontologist  B) Chemist  C) Archaeologist  D) Geophysicist  
2. Person who studies the sun, moon, stars, planets and other spatial bodies.
A) Taxonomist  B) Biologist  C) Astronomer  D) Chemist  
3. Someone who learns about things that are alive.
A) Taxonomist  B) Oceanographer  C) Ichthyologist  D) Biologist  
4. A person whose job is dealing with substances and the changes that happen when combined to make other substances.
A) Entomologist  B) Chemist  C) Mycologist  D) Geophysicist  
5. Someone who studies all the aspects of insects.
A) Ichthyologist  B) Paleontologist  C) Mycologist  D) Entomologist  
6. A person who learns about the layers of the earth and its history.
A) Astronomer  B) Mycologist  C) Geologist  D) Archaeologist  
7. Someone who studies the relationship between the earth's physical features and the forces that make or change them.
A) Geophysicist  B) Ichthyologist  C) Mineralogist  D) Astronomer  
8. A person who studies the structures and what they do, and diseases of the blood.
A) Taxonomist  B) Paleontologist  C) Hematologist  D) Archaeologist  
9. A person who studies the branch of zoology that is concerned with fish.
A) Ichthyologist  B) Oceanographer  C) Astronomer  D) Physicist  
10. A person who studies the weather and the atmosphere.
A) Seismologist  B) Meteorologist  C) Entomologist  D) Geologist  
11. A person who studies the characteristics of minerals and their composition.
A) Astronomer  B) Oceanographer  C) Mineralogist  D) Geologist  
12. A person who studies the part of botany concerned with fungi.
A) Taxonomist  B) Seismologist  C) Mycologist  D) Entomologist  
13. Someone who knows about oceans, seas, and all marine life.
A) Physicist  B) Chemist  C) Astronomer  D) Oceanographer  
14. Someone who is an expert in bird studies and their habitats.
A) Archaeologist  B) Paleontologist  C) Ornithologist  D) Geologist  
15. Someone who studies life in prehistoric times.
A) Paleontologist  B) Mineralogist  C) Ornithologist  D) Hematologist  
16. Someone who studies energy and matter.
A) Geologist  B) Archaeologist  C) Geophysicist  D) Physicist  
17. Someone who studies earthquakes and earth's crust's movements.
A) Geologist  B) Paleontologist  C) Seismologist  D) Archaeologist  
18. A person who classifies animal and plant species.
A) Taxonomist  B) Archaeologist  C) Astronomer  D) Entomologist  
19. Someone who learns about diseases and why we get sick or what makes us sick.
A) Virologist  B) Paleontologist  C) Geophysicist  D) Mineralogist  

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