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The Most Important 'E' People
People by Surname
"Once again another installment in this series that takes a look at the most important, the most influential people in human history...alphabetically speaking. Please give this quiz a try and see if you agree with my 'E' selections!"
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Which 'E' person is responsible for the book 'The Prospect of Immortality' and the question 'Do you want to live forever?'
Leonhard Euler, a Swiss intellect of the 18th century, was a key figure in the development of which branch of science?
The greatest inventor in U.S. history was arguably Thomas Edison, who filed over 1,000 patents. With what location is he most associated, as immortalized in his 'wizardly' nickname?
(Two word - name of town)
Albert Einstein was the greatest scientist of the 20th century. Though he was born in Germany, he also did much of his thinking and theorizing in the United States. Is it true or false that Einstein fled Germany, with his life threatened, after Hitler came to power.
One of the most important women in the history of religion, Mary Baker Eddy is responsible for having founded which Christian denomination?
Queen Elizabeth I presided over one of the key periods of British history, during the late 16th century. Which of Henry VIII's wives was her mother?
Catherine of Aragon
Electronics wizard J. Presper Eckert, along with his partner John Mauchly, co-invented the first electronic calculating machine. What was this machine called?
He wrote 'In Praise of Folly', a satirical work which poked fun at the corruption of the catholic church, and helped pave the way for the Reformation soon to come. What was this Dutch humanist's name?
This 3rd century Greek mathematician wrote the standard geometric textbook that was used for nearly two millenniums, 'Elements'. What was the name of this ancient Greek genius?
(One word name - hey, he's an ancient Greek!)
Long before Christopher Columbus was a gleam in his mother's eye, Leif Ericson became the first European to reach the North American mainland. Around which date did this landing occur?
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Compiled Jun 28 12