Quiz about Historys Heroes 1
Quiz about Historys Heroes 1

History's Heroes 1 Trivia Quiz


See if you can identify these scientific heroes from the past. Without people like these we would all still be living in caves and eating berries.

A multiple-choice quiz by smiff. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
smiff
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
34,337
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
741
Last 3 plays: 1995Tarpon (5/5), Andyboy2021 (5/5), GoodwinPD (5/5).
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1. Born in Scarborough, England in 1773. Known as 'the inventor of the science of flight'. His works allowed the first person in all of history to fly in a heavier than air machine. Who was he? Hint

Brian Trubshaw
George Cayley
Otto Lilienthal
Dick Dastardly

2. Born in 1643. He invented calculus, pioneered the field of optics, and investigated philosophy. However, he is probably more well known for his groundbreaking work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Who was he? Hint

Isaac Newton
Johannes Kepler
Robert Hooke
Jim Carey

3. Born in Scotland in 1847 and educated in Edinburgh and London, he was the first person to transmit speech from one point to another by electrical means. Among many other things he set up a school for teachers of the deaf in Boston, USA. Who was he? Hint

Robert Durham
Louis Howard Latimer
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison

4. He built the first successful steam locomotive. In 1821, he was appointed engineer of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world's first public railway. He was awarded a prize for his locomotive called 'Rocket. Who was he? Hint

George Stephenson
Thomas Newcomen
Humphry Davy
James Watt

5. Born in Portsmouth, 9th April 1806. He was an engineer, designer and builder of bridges, tunnels, railways and steamships. In addition to many tunnels and bridges, he built the railway from London to Bristol and three ships that were each a first of their kind. Who was he? Hint

William Froude
Joseph Locke
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
John Butler


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Born in Scarborough, England in 1773. Known as 'the inventor of the science of flight'. His works allowed the first person in all of history to fly in a heavier than air machine. Who was he?

Answer: George Cayley

In 1849, a small boy whose name is not known, flew in a glider which Cayley designed, thus being the first person in all of history to fly in a heavier than air machine.
2. Born in 1643. He invented calculus, pioneered the field of optics, and investigated philosophy. However, he is probably more well known for his groundbreaking work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Who was he?

Answer: Isaac Newton

Newton was born on 25 December 1642 (Julian Calendar) which corresponds to 4 January 1643 in the Gregorian Calendar.
3. Born in Scotland in 1847 and educated in Edinburgh and London, he was the first person to transmit speech from one point to another by electrical means. Among many other things he set up a school for teachers of the deaf in Boston, USA. Who was he?

Answer: Alexander Graham Bell

4. He built the first successful steam locomotive. In 1821, he was appointed engineer of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world's first public railway. He was awarded a prize for his locomotive called 'Rocket. Who was he?

Answer: George Stephenson

5. Born in Portsmouth, 9th April 1806. He was an engineer, designer and builder of bridges, tunnels, railways and steamships. In addition to many tunnels and bridges, he built the railway from London to Bristol and three ships that were each a first of their kind. Who was he?

Answer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

In 1838 he built a paddle steamer called the Great Western which was the first transatlantic passenger steamship in regular service. In 1845 he built the SS Great Britain which was the first propellor driven oceangoing steamship. This ship is in dry dock in Bristol, you should go and see it.

In 1858 Brunel built the Great Eastern which was designed to make a round trip to Australia without being recoaled. This ship is best remembered as the ship that laid the first successful telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean.
Source: Author smiff

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