Christiaan Huygens: Biography, Facts & Discoveries


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In which country was Christiaan Huygens born?

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1. Which of these astronomical discoveries was made by Christiaan Huygens?

2. Which of these discoveries was NOT made by Christiaan Huygens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess how much you know about Christiaan Huygens with this convenient quiz and worksheet. Among other topics, this multiple-choice quiz requires you to know the reason why Huygens moved back to the Netherlands in 1681.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Where Christiaan Huygens was born
  • Scientific organization he helped found
  • Huygens' discoveries
  • Reason for his move back to the Netherlands

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Christiaan Huygens' birthplace
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about one of Huygens' astronomical discoveries and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the organization for which Huygens was a founding member

Additional Learning

Continue your studies by reviewing the lesson titled Christiaan Huygens: Biography, Facts & Discoveries. Here's a brief look at what it covers:

  • Huygens' early life and education
  • The age at which he enrolled in the University of Leiden
  • Some of his early discoveries
  • An overview of his life in Paris