Robert Hooke: Biography, Facts, Cell Theory & Contributions


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Why is Robert Hooke's name no longer known to the public?

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1. Which of the following can be attributed to Robert Hooke?

2. Which one of the following scientists was NOT a contributor to the Cell Theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of Hooke's accomplishments and influences. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the contributions of Robert Hooke and cell theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Contributors to cell theory
  • Why Hooke's name is not known
  • Characteristics of the cell theory
  • The development of cell theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about Hooke's contributions to the biological field
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as cell theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about the many ways Hooke contributed to biology despite his obscurity, review the corresponding lesson called Robert Hooke: Biography, Facts, Cell Theory & Contributions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know why Robert Hooke was one of the greatest minds of the 17th century
  • Understand the circumstances leading up to the reasons no one has heard of Robert Hooke
  • Appreciate Hooke's influence on watch springs, microscopes and the wave theory of light
  • Describe Hooke's legacy involving the microscope and cell