Extraordinary People

Extraordinary People

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1.

Who, of the following scientists, is mainly credited with the birth of evolutionary theories?

Stephen Jay Gould
Benjamin Franklin
Charles Darwin
Carl Sagan
I don't know
2.

Who might we think of every time we pour ourselves a glass of milk?

Thomas Edison
Louis Pasteur
Marie Curie
Alan Turing
I don't know
3.

Who wrote "Mein Kampf"?

Karl Marx
Albert Camus
Fidel Castro
Adolf Hitler
I don't know
4.

Who was William Frederick Cody?

Buffalo Bill
The Lone Ranger
Superman
Abraham Lincoln
I don't know
5.

What happened to Jonah in the Bible?

Each of his seven wives died from gout
He had a visionary dream
He got swallowed by a whale
He killed his only son
I don't know
6.

What was Achilles' only weakness?

Gambling
His heel
Women
The back of his head
I don't know
7.

Who was the second son of Adam and Eve?

Moses
Cain
Abel
Noah
I don't know
8.

Which of the following is not true of Gertrude Stein:

She dropped out of medical school
She was a lesbian
She wrote "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose""
She lived her whole life in Wisconsin
I don't know
9.

This man (AD 1st century) was an astronomer responsible for the idea that the earth was the center of the universe:

Nicolaus Copernicus
Claudius Ptolemy
Amedeo Modigliani
Socrates
I don't know
10.

Who is the only U.S. president buried in Washington D.C.?

Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Woodrow Wilson
J.F. Kennedy
I don't know
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