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Influential Scientists Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

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

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