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1.
  The Simpsons, But Not THOSE Simpsons   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All answers relate to the surname Simpson.
In 1989, 'The Simpsons' was launched upon the world and created television history. However, NONE of the characters make an appearance in my quiz. It is all about famous people surnamed Simpson.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Feb 29 24
Average
ozzz2002 gold member
Feb 29 24
227 plays
2.
  First and Last Name Start with "H"   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match each person, whose first and last names both began with the letter "H", to something unique about that person. Names are those commonly associated with the person; that to say, a universally accepted nickname or "professional" name may be used.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Feb 03 24
Very Easy
cowboybluedog gold member
Feb 03 24
785 plays
3.
  Oh, "G" and Oh, "G"   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match each person, whose first and last names both began with the letter "G", to what is a unique characteristic of each. Each name refers to the name most commonly associated with that person-a universally accepted nickname, for example, may be used.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Jan 04 24
Very Easy
cowboybluedog gold member
Jan 04 24
652 plays
4.
  A Man for All Seasons    
Classification Quiz
 20 Qns
Surname is a Season
Here we have twenty people having surnames after the four seasons. Since not many people have Autumn as surname, I have opted for the American Fall. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to classify the names into the four seasons.
Average, 20 Qns, gme24, Dec 13 23
Average
gme24 gold member
Dec 13 23
121 plays
5.
  Lesser Known 'H' People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These people may not be the most important and/or significant people whose names begin with 'H', but they sure thought so at the time. Good luck!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 01 05
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
808 plays
6.
  Historical Figures Beginning With 'B'   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
...and What They Did
Included in this quiz are ten famous individuals whose last names begin with the letter 'B'. Match them to their professions. Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, May 01 23
Very Easy
kyleisalive editor
May 01 23
804 plays
7.
  Historical Figures Beginning With 'D'   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
...and What They Did
Included in this quiz are ten famous individuals whose last names begin with the letter 'D'. Match them to their professions. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 13 23
Easier
kyleisalive editor
Jun 13 23
643 plays
8.
  Historical Figures Beginning With 'E'   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
...and What They Did
Included in this quiz are ten famous individuals whose last names begin with the letter 'E'. Match them to their professions. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 05 23
Easier
kyleisalive editor
Jul 05 23
450 plays
9.
  Historical Figures Beginning With 'C'   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
...and What They Did
Included in this quiz are ten famous individuals whose last names begin with the letter 'C'. Match them to their professions. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 06 23
Easier
kyleisalive editor
Jun 06 23
399 plays
10.
  First and Last Names Start with "F"   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match each person, whose first and last names both began with the letter "F", to what is a unique characteristic of each.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Nov 08 22
Very Easy
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Nov 08 22
703 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This singer and songwriter had a #1 album on the United States Billboard 200 with her 1971 "Tapestry" album. Who was she?

From Quiz "Famous and Important "Kings""




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  Historical Figures: Letter 'B'   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are questions about famous people whose last names begin with the letter B. All you need to do is match them to the brief description given.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 14 22
Easier
rossian editor
Aug 14 22
551 plays
12.
  Historical Figures Beginning With 'A'   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
...and What They Did
Included in this quiz are ten famous individuals whose last names begin with the letter 'A'. Match them to their professions. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jan 14 23
Easier
kyleisalive editor
Jan 14 23
254 plays
13.
  First and Last Names Both Start With "E"   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Yes, I did find (at least) ten people whose first and last names both begin with the letter "e". Some may be a bit obscure, though. Trivia? Most certainly.
Easier, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Nov 02 22
Easier
cowboybluedog gold member
Nov 02 22
457 plays
14.
  U People Confuse Me   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
These people all have surnames that begin with the letter U, but I became confused and mixed them up. Your task is to sort out who does (or did) what. Note that descriptions are gender-neutral.
Easier, 10 Qns, spanishliz, May 16 17
Easier
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1804 plays
15.
  People So Cool, Airports Were Named After Them   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Phoenix Rising are doing a whirlwind world tour visiting the countries of famous people. Come with us as we land in their home countries to investigate their respective claims to fame.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jan 11 23
Average
1nn1 gold member
Jan 11 23
361 plays
16.
  Famous People With Objects in their Name   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a clue about a celebrity, this time with an object that is part of their name - and you select the correct answer that fits both. Have fun :)
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 30 11
Easier
Creedy gold member
3850 plays
17.
  Well, Fiddle D... D...   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match each person, whose first and last names both began with the letter "D", to what is a unique characteristic of each.
Easier, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Sep 12 22
Easier
cowboybluedog gold member
Sep 12 22
435 plays
18.
  R's in History...   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you will be identifying notable figures in the world whose first or last names begin with an "R"...
Easier, 10 Qns, shechamellion, Dec 11 23
Easier
shechamellion
Dec 11 23
7131 plays
19.
  Mind Your P's and Q's   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the name with the clue. The surname will start with either a 'P' or a 'Q'.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Oct 19 18
Very Easy
Rehaberpro
Oct 19 18
935 plays
20.
  Well, I'll be B ... B   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the people whose (best known) first and last names both began with the letter "B" with what is likely the (best known) characteristic of their fame.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Feb 28 20
Very Easy
cowboybluedog gold member
Feb 28 20
869 plays
21.
  What A Lot Of Johnsons   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these people have the surname Johnson. All you have to do is match up a Johnson to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Aug 11 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Aug 11 19
658 plays
22.
  The XYZ Affair   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the surname to the brief clue. All surnames start with X, Y, or Z.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, Rehaberpro, Dec 12 18
Very Easy
Rehaberpro
Dec 12 18
725 plays
23.
  'Sir'names   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Can you match these famous women to their correct married names (although they may not still be married to these husbands)?
Easier, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 20 17
Easier
nyirene330
720 plays
24.
The Foodies
  The Foodies    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
I'll give you a description of the person, along with their surname in photo form. All you have to do is provide their first name.
Tough, 10 Qns, 480154st, Aug 04 19
Tough
480154st gold member
Aug 04 19
388 plays
25.
  The Jackson Ten   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten people--all named Jackson. Match the Jackson to the brief item on the right.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Aug 30 18
Very Easy
Rehaberpro
Aug 30 18
755 plays
26.
  Irish, I Think    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
From the clues match the Irish names to the person.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Oct 09 18
Very Easy
Rehaberpro
Oct 09 18
737 plays
27.
  It's Not Leonard Slye   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm sure you know who Leonard Slye was. Here are some other folks whose names rhymed with Slye. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Nov 22 17
Easier
shvdotr gold member
Nov 22 17
523 plays
28.
  Van and U    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the clue to the person. Either the answer will be a person with 'Van" or a 'U' in the surname.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Nov 11 18
Very Easy
Rehaberpro
Nov 11 18
597 plays
29.
  Surnames Ending in ER    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the correct surname ending in ER with the clue that is given?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, May 06 20
Very Easy
zambesi
May 06 20
810 plays
30.
  Rodgers or Rogers?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten people named Rogers or Rodgers that you must match up guided by the clue.
Easier, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Oct 22 18
Easier
Rehaberpro
Oct 22 18
557 plays
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People by Surname Trivia Questions

1. Jimmy Key has to be one of my favourite Keys. He was an American major league baseball pitcher. He won the World Series with the first team to win outside of the United States. What team?

From Quiz
Ten Key People

Answer: Toronto Blue Jays

Jimmy Key was a left-handed accurate-throwing pitcher who played for the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees, and the Baltimore Orioles. Key won the World Series with both the Blue Jays and the Yankees, each time beating the Atlanta Braves. Coming from Alabama, Key never thought that he would play his first years outside of the United States. However, after the Jays drafted Key in 1982, he quickly moved up into their senior team. He had successful seasons with them, notably in 1987 when he was the American League ERA leader. He would throw many strikeouts, but also gave up a fair share of home runs. All in all, he was a very good pitcher who threw very well.

2. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms as President of the United States. Who was the twenty-third president who interrupted Cleveland's terms?

From Quiz H is for Hooligan

Answer: Benjamin Harrison

Although historians rate the Benjamin Harrison administration as mediocre, he treated the office of president with respect and integrity, not always bowing to political pressure or expedience. Six states entered the union, more than any other president--North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington. He also annexed Hawaii. Harrison dealt directly with many issues of the time including tariff issues, anti-trust laws, and civil rights issues for both Blacks and Native Americans, perhaps a bit before the country was ready. His presidential campaign harkened back to his grandfather, President William Henry Harrison, as folksy and populist.

3. In 1997 Ritchie Blackmore, the former "Deep Purple" guitarist, formed a traditional folk rock duo with which other musician?

From Quiz Is it Night, Dark, or Black?

Answer: Candice Night

Ritchie met Candice in 1989 when she asked him for an autograph. The two got together and eventually moved in with each other in 1991. In 1997, Ritchie decided they should start their own group and they called themselves "Blackmore's Night". In 2008 they finally got married. It was Ritchie's fourth marriage.

4. Jerry Gray was an American bandleader, composer and music arranger of the Big Band era. With which two bands is he most associated?

From Quiz Ten Shades of Gray/Grey

Answer: Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw

Jerry (1915-76) was born Generoso Graziano in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the Shaw organization in 1936 where he worked as a music arranger. Some of his best known work while there were "Carioca", "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" and "Begin the Beguine". When the Shaw band broke up in 1939, Glenn Miller then offered him work where he hit his stride with his famous arrangements of "A String of Pearls", "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and "Moonlight Cocktail" among others, which propelled the Miller band to stardom. After leaving Miller, he formed his own band. He continued to be active in the music business into the 1970s, fronting his own orchestra, but, unfortunately, succumbing to a heart attack at age 61.

5. Wilkie Collins was an English writer and close friend of Charles Dickens. For which two novels is he best known?

From Quiz Four Collins Birds

Answer: "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White"

"The Moonstone", published in 1868, is seen as the first English detective novel. Following the success of the two novels mentioned, Collins began adding more social commentary to his works. That, along with his increasing dependence on opium to relieve the pain of his gout, resulted in a decline in his writing.

6. Which Millers share a connection to the N.F.L. (the National Football League)?

From Quiz Miller Isn't So Lite

Answer: Dennis and Von

Von played for the Denver Broncos; Dennis was a sportscaster for "ABC's Monday Night Football" for two years.

7. Despite being one of the most successful composers during the 19th Century, Giacomo Meyerbeer's popularity sharply declined when Richard Wagner attacked his works as what?

From Quiz German Beers

Answer: Jewish music

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864, nee Jacob Liebmann Beer) was an opera composer of Jewish heritage. He wrote his first cantata for the private synagogue that his father maintained at their house. At the age of 10 he was playing Mozart's music and soon after studied under Antonio Salieri. By the time he was 24, he was the director of both opera houses in Naples and soon after, he began writing a series of operas that gained him international acclaim. Though he had a very successful career, his operatic ideals were extremely different from those or Richard Wagner. Richard wrote "Jewishness in Music" in part to attack his works, and Giacomo's operas eventually fell out of style.

8. Which Baptist minister became a very prominent American civil rights activist in the mid 20th century?

From Quiz Famous and Important "Kings"

Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a American civil rights activist in the mid 20th century. He was known for advancing civil rights in the United States by using nonviolent civil disobedience. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1986 and is observed on the third Monday of January.

9. This Jack of Many Trades broke the color barrier in baseball. What is his last name?

From Quiz That Turkey's in a Fowl Mood

Answer: Robinson

Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete in baseball, basketball, football and track. He was an officer in the U. S. Army and later a TV analyst, a businessman, and a financial officer. He crossed the color line as the first black major league baseball player in the 20th Century in 1947. A robin is a well known and popular red-breasted bird.

10. Both of us were American presidents - and a plant smaller than a tree. What is my first and last name?

From Quiz Famous People With Objects in their Name

Answer: George Bush

43rd President of the USA, George Walker Bush led the country from 2001 to 2009. His father, George Herbert Bush, was American President from 1989 to 1993. A bush is a small woody plant with a more shallow root system than a tree and smaller than a tree in size. It usually bears flowers and sometimes fruit, but sometimes it's just a plain old bush, but still beautiful of course.

11. The Boston Red Stockings of 1873 (later the Braves) dominated the National Association. They were led by three Wright brothers. They traveled to England and beat the British five out of six times in what sport?

From Quiz Which Wright is Right?

Answer: Cricket

The Wrights were joined by Albert Spaulding, who later founded the Spaulding sporting goods line.The Wrights, Harry, George and Sam, all had cricket backgrounds and led Boston to the impressive wins.One victory, 107-105 over Marylebone, was described in Boston papers as "the greatest American victory over the British since the Revolution."

12. This 17th Century Dutch painter is known to have painted at least 50 to 60 self portraits. Who is he?

From Quiz R's in History...

Answer: Rembrandt

He was also well known for his landscapes and for his work entitled "The Night Watch" which he painted in 1642.

13. A dog sits on a tuckerbox Five miles from Gundagai My name is in this song's first line- So tell me - who am I?

From Quiz M & Ms (Our Names Begin with M)

Answer: Mabel

Mabel is the girlfriend of Dave in Steele Rudd's classic comedy "Dad and Dave" stories about Snake Gully. This is just one song about Gundagai which does indeed have a dog on a tuckerbox statue close by.

14. Who was the film director was responsible for "Uptown Girls" and "Remember the Titans?"

From Quiz ZZZs! -- Z-People Names -- Stay Awake!

Answer: Boaz Yakin

Buzz Feitshans is a prolific film producer (Conan The Barbarian, Rambo 1, 2 & 3, Die Hard 3, Total Recall). Buzz Kulick is a TV director perhaps best known for "Brian's Song," and Baz Luhrmann directed "Moulin Rouge!," "Romeo and Juliet" (1996) and "Strictly Ballroom."

15. The first notable dynasty in Russia's long history was named after this man who was probably of Swedish origin but could just as well have been Danish. We are, of course, speaking about...?

From Quiz The Most Important 'R' People

Answer: Rurik

Rurik (also spelled Riurik or Rörek) was a Viking, but whether he originally came from Sweden or Denmark is in dispute. What we do know is that in 862 AD he came to control Novgorod and established the first dynasty in what is now modern day Russia. He and his followers formed the Rurik Dynasty and were succeeded by the Kievan Rus, a proto-state that was the precursor to future Russian states. The name Russia is derived from the followers of Rurik.

16. Who is movie star Shirley MacLaine's sibling?

From Quiz Famous "Mac"s

Answer: Warren Beatty

Shirley first starred in the movie "The Trouble With Harry". Her movie career progressed to many Oscar nominations and leading roles in movies like "Irma La Douce" and "The Apartment". She is the mother of actress Sachi Parker and sister to actor/director Warren Beatty.

17. This 17th-century genius made a contribution in a number of different scientific and philosophic areas, including geometry, probability and hydrostatics, and invented perhaps the first mechanical calculator in 1642. Name him.

From Quiz The Most Important 'P' People

Answer: Blaise Pascal

Though passing away at the rather young age of 39, this French mathematician and physicist managed to make a number of important contributions to human knowledge. Most importantly, he developed his mechanical calculator, albeit one that did not prove long-lasting. Nevertheless, it inspired future developers of such instruments. Pascal also developed theory in connection with probability, and laid the groundwork for Newton and Leibniz's creation of calculus. Pascal was one of the first scientists to experiment with vacuums and the concept of pressure, which helped him ultimately to invent the syringe and the hydraulic press. The SI unit of pressure is named in Pascal's honor. Later in life he turned to philosophical theology, writing his famed 'Pensées'...a fascinating read!

18. One of the most important philosophers of the 20th century was undoubtedly a certain Professor Quine of Harvard University. What are the first initials of Professor Quine, who started teaching at Harvard in 1936?

From Quiz The Most Important 'Q' People

Answer: WVO

Willard Van Orman Quine was probably the most important American philosopher of the 20th century, though some might bestow that honor upon John Dewey. Quine worked on establishing the foundations of mathematical logic, and is usually called a pragmatist and/or a logical positivist. His most important books include: 'Two Dogmas of Empiricism' (1951), 'Word and Object' (1960), and 'Philosophy of Logic' (1970).

19. This early Christian exegete, who lived from 185 to 254 A.D., was the most influential of the early Christian church fathers who came before Augustine. His works include 'The Hexapla' and 'De Principiis'. To whom am I referring?

From Quiz The Most Important 'O' People

Answer: Origen

Origen was born in Alexandria, then a province of imperial Rome. At a young age he saw his father, Leonides, killed during the persecution of Septimius Severus of 202. Origen developed a very powerful desire to spread the faith using his mental faculties, and began to write commentaries and exegeses on religious writings. He was extremely prolific in his writings, and there are some claims that he wrote nearly 6,000 different works (probably exaggerated). Upon Origen's death (also during a persecution), his ideas, which included an attempted marriage of Neo-Platonic philosophy with Christianity, had spread throughout the learned Christian community.

20. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who lived from 1469 to 1539, was the founder of what minor world religion?

From Quiz The Most Important 'N' People

Answer: Sikhism

Located mostly in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, the Sikhs are a very significant minority group of India. Sikhism is an offshoot of Hinduism, with influences from Islam and Buddhism as well. Nanak was the first of ten gurus of the Sikhs, and he laid down many of the major tenets of the religion very early on.

21. The founder of Islam, the prophet Mohammed, was said to have received visions at the age of 40 from which angel?

From Quiz The Most Important 'M' People

Answer: Gabriel

Mohammed was born in 570 A.D. and lived until 632 A.D. During that time, he founded what has become one of the world's major religions, Islam. Mohammed was born in Mecca, the holy city of Islam, and made a famous flight to the city of Medina in 622 A.D., the year zero on Muslim calendars.

22. This British doctor popularized antiseptic surgery among the medical community in Scotland and England, and eventually throughout the world. What was the name of this very important man of medicine?

From Quiz The Most Important 'L' People

Answer: Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister's ideas on making surgery a much cleaner experience helped save millions of lives since his ideas became public in the 1860s. Interestingly, Lister was not the first to develop these ideas. Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweiss made very similar discoveries 20 years prior. Unfortunately, Semmelweiss' ideas on asepsis were largely ignored, despite his having written extensively on the topic.

23. Living during the 8th and 9th centuries A.D. and born Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa, this shadowy figure of Arab history is known, along with Diophantus, as the 'father of algebra'. What was his nickname?

From Quiz The Most Important 'K' People

Answer: al-Khwarizmi

His nickname, al-Khwarizmi, gave way to the modern term 'algorithm'. Another important math term, 'algebra', comes from the title of his greatest work, namely: 'Hisab al-jabr w'al-muqabala'. His algebraic work is considered to be the foundation (along with Diophantus) for much of modern mathematics, and all performed without the use of signs (his equations were all done solely with the use of words!)

24. Jayavarman I remains to this day one of the most powerful single rulers/leaders ever to hold the reigns of power in southeast Asia. Which empire of that region coalesced around his rule?

From Quiz The Most Important 'J' People

Answer: Khmer

Jayavarman I is credited by some historians as the 'founder' of the great Khmer empire, which at its height dominated the entire region of southeast Asia. Centered within the country now called Cambodia (Kampuchia), the Khmer empire established suzerainty over virtually the entire region for nearly six centuries. At its height, the massive stone god-worshiping complex called Angkor Wat at its capital was central to Hindu/Buddhist worship throughout the surrounding areas. Jayavarman I's rule began in 802 A.D., and his kingdom finally fell in 1431 at the hands of the Thais.

25. Imhotep was chief minister to the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Djoser. Along with being highly skilled in the arts of medicine and religious ceremony, he also is considered to be the world's first known...?

From Quiz The Most Important 'I' People

Answer: Architect

Imhotep lived during the period of the Third Dynasty in Egypt (27th c. B.C.) and served under Djoser, for whom he built the world's first known pyramid (the step pyramid at Saqqara, burial place of the early pharaohs.) Though he was of common birth, his legacy stretched well beyond his years, he was worshiped as a god for many centuries following his death in Egypt. His step pyramid design led the way for the design of the greater pyramids, built at Giza.

26. What 20th century American composer wrote "Billy the Kid" and "Appalachian Spring"?

From Quiz Aa People

Answer: Aaron Copland

Living until he was 90, Copland wrote music for films like "Of Mice and Men" and "Our Town."

27. At the outset of the 'Age of Exploration', one figure looms above the rest as a promoter of seaborn exploration, Henry the Navigator. Aside from being a navigator, Henry was also a prince of which country?

From Quiz The Most Important 'H' People

Answer: Portugal

Prince Henry the Navigator was the son of Portuguese King John I. In the interest of expanding the empire and converting 'heathens', Prince Henry founded a school for navigators in 1419. Through the work of scholars at his school, advances in the various technologies used in navigation were made, and several excellent seamen studied under the tutelage of Henry's finest experts. Largely because of his work, Portugal became the early European leader in sailing the high seas, and Portuguese sailors were the first to round the southern tip of Africa and reach India and the 'spice islands'.

28. Which 'E' person is responsible for the book 'The Prospect of Immortality' and the question 'Do you want to live forever?'

From Quiz The Most Important 'E' People

Answer: Robert Ettinger

You may not have heard of Robert C. W. Ettinger, the author of 'The Prospects of Immortality', but certainly you have heard of the science which he is responsible for creating, namely cryogenics. It was Ettinger's book which sparked the very controversial debate over whether or not human beings should be cryogenically frozen in the prime of their lives until a time when a 'cure for death' could be found. Though there hasn't yet been a great application in practice of his ideas, the debate still rages on over the morality and practicality of the issues surrounding cryonics.

29. In modern times, this chemist was the first to suggest that matter is composed of atoms. Who was this interesting fellow?

From Quiz The Most Important 'D' People

Answer: John Dalton

Active during the early nineteenth century, John Dalton is one of the most influential chemists of the modern era. The concept of 'atoms' was first suggested in ancient times (by the scientists Leucippus, to be exact) it was Dalton whose experimentation with the comparative weights of different substances who first theorized atomic theory with the support of experimental research. His work influenced dozens of scientists from future generations, including Mendeleev who developed his periodic table later in the century. Also, if you're curious, yes...this is the same Dalton who identified the condition we call Daltonism (aka color blindness). He suffered from this problem himself!

30. This 'C' person was originally known as 'Kurush' in his native language, and was born in about 590 B.C. Name that person!

From Quiz The Most Important 'C' People

Answer: Cyrus

Cyrus the Great (or Kurush, in Persian) was the founder of the Persian Empire after having succeeded his father, Cambyses I, in 558 B.C. Upon succeeding his father, Cyrus proceeded to overthrow the Medes, Lydians and Babylonians over the following decades. His empire was one of the greatest land empires in world history and the first large scale empire of the ancient world.

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