Are You As Smart As Isaac Newton? Quiz

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Isaac Newton is one of the most prolific physicists of human history. Before Einstein, his “laws of motion” was the basis for many studies. Do you think you know just as much as him when it comes to physics? Take our quiz and find out for yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What helped Newton develop his theory of color?

    • A.

      A fallen apple.

    • B.

      A star in the sky.

    • C.

      A reflecting telescope.

    • D.

      Salty water.

    Correct Answer
    C. A reflecting telescope.
    Explanation
    Newton developed his theory of color with the help of a reflecting telescope. This type of telescope uses a curved mirror to gather and focus light, allowing for clearer and more detailed observations of celestial objects. Newton used a reflecting telescope to study the properties of light and discovered that white light is made up of a spectrum of colors. This led him to develop his theory of color, which stated that light is composed of different wavelengths that correspond to different colors.

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  • 2. 

    According to him, what caused the elliptical form of planetary orbits?

    • A.

      A centripetal force.

    • B.

      The atmosphere.

    • C.

      Sun.

    • D.

      Planet Mars.

    Correct Answer
    A. A centripetal force.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a centripetal force. The elliptical form of planetary orbits is caused by the gravitational pull of the sun, which acts as a centripetal force. This force keeps the planets in orbit around the sun, causing their paths to be elliptical rather than circular. The atmosphere and planet Mars are not relevant factors in determining the shape of planetary orbits.

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  • 3. 

    Complete this statement: Newton believed that “the ………. of the Sun" from the center of gravity of the Solar System.”

    • A.

      Deviation

    • B.

      Heat

    • C.

      Color

    • D.

      Size

    Correct Answer
    A. Deviation
    Explanation
    Newton believed that "the deviation of the Sun" from the center of gravity of the Solar System.

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  • 4. 

    How many species of cubics did Newton discover?

    • A.

      78

    • B.

      72

    • C.

      80

    • D.

      69

    Correct Answer
    B. 72
    Explanation
    Newton discovered 72 species of cubics.

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  • 5. 

    In which of his works does he appear to refute the existence of the Trinity?

    • A.

      His religious tract

    • B.

      The Bible; the King James’ edition

    • C.

      Divine Comedy

    • D.

      Games of Thrones

    Correct Answer
    A. His religious tract
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "His religious tract." In his religious tract, the author seems to argue against the idea of the Trinity, suggesting that he refutes its existence. This implies that the author's work presents evidence or arguments that contradict or reject the concept of the Trinity.

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  • 6. 

    What type of job did he do that allowed him to spot counterfeited coins?

    • A.

      He worked as a warden

    • B.

      A banker

    • C.

      A policeman

    • D.

      An investigator

    Correct Answer
    A. He worked as a warden
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the correct answer is that he worked as a warden. This suggests that his job involved overseeing and maintaining order in a specific institution or facility, such as a prison or a hospital. While it may not be explicitly mentioned how this job allowed him to spot counterfeited coins, it can be inferred that his role as a warden provided him with the opportunity to closely observe and interact with individuals, potentially leading to the identification of counterfeit coins.

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  • 7. 

    What substance was found on his hair after his death?

    • A.

      Arsenic

    • B.

      Mercury

    • C.

      Dandruff

    • D.

      Sand

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercury
    Explanation
    Mercury is a toxic substance that can be found in various forms, including liquid and vapor. It is commonly used in thermometers, electrical devices, and certain industrial processes. If mercury was found on the person's hair after their death, it suggests that they may have been exposed to this substance either through accidental ingestion or inhalation. Mercury poisoning can cause a range of symptoms, including neurological and respiratory problems, making it a potential cause of death.

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  • 8. 

    How much money did he lose after the collapse of the South Sea Company?

    • A.

      20,000 Pounds.

    • B.

      8,000 Pounds.

    • C.

      1M Pounds.

    • D.

      30,000 Pounds.

    Correct Answer
    A. 20,000 Pounds.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20,000 Pounds. This suggests that the person in question lost 20,000 Pounds after the collapse of the South Sea Company.

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  • 9. 

    What is suspected to have caused his eccentricity later in his life?

    • A.

      Alcoholism

    • B.

      Mercury poisoning

    • C.

      Drugs

    • D.

      Too much mathematics

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercury poisoning
    Explanation
    Mercury poisoning is suspected to have caused his eccentricity later in his life. Mercury is a highly toxic substance that can have severe neurological effects when ingested or inhaled. Symptoms of mercury poisoning include mood swings, irritability, and memory loss, which could contribute to eccentric behavior. Additionally, mercury can damage the central nervous system, leading to cognitive impairments and abnormal behavior. Therefore, it is plausible that mercury poisoning could have been responsible for the individual's eccentricity.

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  • 10. 

    Which of his books was published in 1713?

    • A.

      Principia

    • B.

      De Motu Corporum in Gyrum

    • C.

      Hypothesis of Light

    • D.

      Opticks

    Correct Answer
    A. Principia
    Explanation
    The book "Principia" was published in 1713.

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