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The Most Important 'E' People

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The Most Important E People game quiz
"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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1. Which 'E' person is responsible for the book 'The Prospect of Immortality' and the question 'Do you want to live forever?'
    Robert Ettinger
    Loren Eiseley
    Alfred Eisenstaedt
    Paul Ehrlich


2. Leonhard Euler, a Swiss intellect of the 18th century, was a key figure in the development of which branch of science?
    Biology
    Geology
    Chemistry
    Mathematics


3. 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?
    Answer: (Two word - name of town)


4. 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.
    True
    False


5. One of the most important women in the history of religion, Mary Baker Eddy is responsible for having founded which Christian denomination?
    Jehovah's Witnesses
    Christian Science
    Seventh-Day Adventests
    Unitarians


6. 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
    Catherine Howard
    Jane Seymour
    Anne Boleyn


7. Electronics wizard J. Presper Eckert, along with his partner John Mauchly, co-invented the first electronic calculating machine. What was this machine called?
    ENIAC
    UNIVAC
    Mark I
    Cray I


8. 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?
    Elredamus
    Esterhazy
    Erasmus
    Erhard


9. 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?
    Answer: (One word name - hey, he's an ancient Greek!)


10. 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?
    900 AD
    800 AD
    1100 AD
    1000 AD


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Compiled Jun 28 12