Pierre-Simon Laplace: Biography & Quotes


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While working at the French Academy of Sciences, Laplace was given the responsibility of _____

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1. Laplace's nebular hypothesis dealt with the _____

2. Who helped Laplace become a professor of mathematics at École Militaire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you see what you remember about the French scientist Pierre-Simon Laplace. You will be asked to discuss the many contributions he made to various fields.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to measure your knowledge of:

  • The focus of Laplace's nebular hypothesis
  • Who recommended that Laplace be made a professor at the École Militaire
  • The name of his published work on the motion of heavenly bodies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what major role Laplace was given while at the French Academy of Sciences
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about major work done by Laplace that led to the development of other fields
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Laplace's nebular hypothesis was focused on

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of the life and work of this famous scientist, read or watch the lesson titled Pierre-Simon Laplace: Biography & Quotes. You will be exposed to topics like:

  • Where Laplace was born
  • Major works published by Laplace
  • The first career Laplace pursued