Historical People

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Historical People

This quiz checks the knowledge of historical people chosen by the LYPS teams.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who said, "Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe!"?
    • A. 

      Galieo Galilei

    • B. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • C. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • D. 

      Albert Einstein

    • E. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • F. 

      Johannes Kepler

  • 2. 
    Because of his work on the Heliocentric Theory, Galileo was imprisoned and later on, placed on house arrest. He remained on house arrest until his death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Kepler achieved much of his work around the same time as another famous astronomer, Galileo Galilei. The two often had disagreeing opinions but their concurrent work helped stimulate physics, philosophy and astronomy forward rapidly to a new level of understanding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Who formulated the three laws of planetary motion? 
    • A. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • B. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • C. 

      Jules Gabriel Verne

    • D. 

      Albert Einstein

    • E. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • F. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

  • 5. 
    Galileo Galilei invented the telescope.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Neil Armstrong was an astronomer. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which famous astronomer used the newly invented telescope to observe the moon, the phases of Venus, and the moons of Jupiter? 
    • A. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • B. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • C. 

      Albert Einstein

    • D. 

      Galileo Galilei

    • E. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • F. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

  • 8. 
    What did people think was the center of the universe for nearly 2000 years?
    • A. 

      The Earth

    • B. 

      The Sun

    • C. 

      The Moon

    • D. 

      The planet Jupiter

    • E. 

      The North Star

  • 9. 
    Sir Isaac Newton did not discover:
    • A. 

      Heliocentric theory

    • B. 

      Integral calculus

    • C. 

      The law of gravity

    • D. 

      Differential calculus

  • 10. 
    Who was the founder of modern science fiction and the creator of many imaginary inventions that became reality?
    • A. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • B. 

      Albert Einstein

    • C. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • D. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • E. 

      Jules Gabriel Verne

    • F. 

      Neil Armstrong

  • 11. 
    Verne is the second most translated author of all time, only behind Agatha Christie
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by technology and the workings of machines. He invented fire throwers and missiles, and made an early design for a machine gun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Leonardo da Vinci was also one of the first to note that il sole non si muove, the sun does not move – a remarkable observation in a day when people thought the sun revolved around the earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
     Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Who was famous for his invention of the technology used in the Atomic Bomb?
    • A. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • B. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • C. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • D. 

      Galileo Galilei

    • E. 

      Albert Einstein

    • F. 

      Neil Armstrong

  • 16. 
    Albert Einstein invented the formula E=mc2
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In popular culture, Einstein's name is associated with:
    • A. 

      Tall people

    • B. 

      Genius

    • C. 

      Curly hair

    • D. 

      Young people

    • E. 

      Idiot

  • 18. 
    Copernicus was a Polish astronomer that advanced the heliocentric theory. Other than being an astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was also what?
    • A. 

      A teacher

    • B. 

      An actor

    • C. 

      An architect

    • D. 

      An artist

    • E. 

      A canon of the church

  • 19. 
    When Copernicus explained that all the planets orbited the Sun, a lot of people believed him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Who said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"?
    • A. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • B. 

      Galileo Galilei

    • C. 

      Albert Einstein

    • D. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • E. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • F. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

  • 21. 
    Who was the first to leave the craft and walk on the Moon?
    • A. 

      Jules Gabriel Verne

    • B. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • C. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • E. 

      Albert Einstein

    • F. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

  • 22. 
    The beautiful astronomical clock was given by Napoleon to the Observatory of Milan and it served the astronomers at Milan's Observatory for over 50 years. It was used until 1975.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Who said, "A picture is worth a thousand words"?
    • A. 

      Neil Armstrong

    • B. 

      Jules Gabriel Verne

    • C. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • D. 

      Albert Einstein

    • E. 

      Napoleon Bonaparte

    • F. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

  • 24. 
    The footprints made by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are still on the Moon. The dust is thick, but there isn't any wind to remove them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False