Do You Know Rene Descartes?

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Do You Know Rene Descartes? - Quiz

Many brilliant minds existed in the past. One of such is Descartes. How well do you know this brainy philosopher? Take this quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Descartes as recorded was born in

    • A.

      1505

    • B.

      1522

    • C.

      1596

    • D.

      1599

    Correct Answer
    C. 1596
  • 2. 

    Rene Descartes' nationality? What do you know about that

    • A.

      French

    • B.

      Italian

    • C.

      American

    • D.

      German

    Correct Answer
    A. French
    Explanation
    Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern philosophy and is best known for his statement "Cogito, ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am). Descartes was born in La Haye en Touraine, which was part of the Kingdom of France at the time. He spent most of his life in France and made significant contributions to various fields of study, including mathematics and philosophy. Therefore, it is accurate to say that Rene Descartes was French.

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  • 3. 

    Rene died where? The answer might be below

    • A.

      Stockholm

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Goa

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    A. Stockholm
    Explanation
    The answer "Stockholm" is the correct answer because it is the only location mentioned in the options. The question asks where Rene died, and out of the given options, Stockholm is the only city listed. Therefore, it can be inferred that Rene died in Stockholm.

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  • 4. 

    He has been referred to as the father of modern

    • A.

      Times

    • B.

      Period

    • C.

      Western philosophy

    • D.

      Age

    Correct Answer
    C. Western philosophy
    Explanation
    The given correct answer refers to someone being called the "father of modern western philosophy." This suggests that the person in question is highly influential and has made significant contributions to the development and understanding of philosophy in the Western world during modern times. They are recognized as a key figure who has shaped the direction of philosophical thought in the Western cultural context.

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  • 5. 

    Rene Descartes was a renowned

    • A.

      Lawyer

    • B.

      Mathematician

    • C.

      Dancer

    • D.

      Singer

    Correct Answer
    B. Mathematician
    Explanation
    Rene Descartes was a renowned mathematician because he made significant contributions to the field of mathematics. He is often referred to as the "father of modern philosophy" and his work in mathematics laid the foundation for analytical geometry. Descartes developed the Cartesian coordinate system, which is still widely used today in various mathematical and scientific disciplines. His mathematical ideas and methods had a profound impact on the development of calculus and other branches of mathematics.

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  • 6. 

    He (Rene Descartes) studied in the University of

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Poitiers

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    C. Poitiers
    Explanation
    Rene Descartes studied at the University of Poitiers.

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  • 7. 

    Rene was a mathematician who died in?

    • A.

      1650

    • B.

      1622

    • C.

      1630

    • D.

      1644

    Correct Answer
    A. 1650
    Explanation
    Rene, the mathematician, died in 1650.

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  • 8. 

    Descartes according to numerous books was born in

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Goa

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    Descartes was born in France according to numerous books.

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  • 9. 

    Rene Descartes was his father?

    • A.

      Joachim

    • B.

      John

    • C.

      James

    • D.

      Julius

    Correct Answer
    A. Joachim
  • 10. 

    Who was his mother?

    • A.

      Nadia

    • B.

      Jeanne

    • C.

      Nala

    • D.

      Nori

    Correct Answer
    B. Jeanne
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the name of "his" mother. Out of the given options, "Jeanne" is the only name that is a female name and can be a mother's name. Therefore, the correct answer is Jeanne.

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