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Scientists Who Changed the Course of History

written by: bobby
If you think that only politicians can alter the course of history, think again! These ten scientists have changed history with the phenomenal discoveries they have made. Take this quiz and see if you know them all.

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His theory of evolution questioned the divine origin of men.
Rene Descartes
Ben Franklin
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud

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He was the first person to come to the conclusion that planets revolve around the Sun.
Nicholas Copernicus
Niels Bohr
Elbert Einstein
Max Planck

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After his general theory of relativity was formulated in November 1915, he became world-famous, an unusual achievement for a scientist.
Pierre Curie
Albert Einstein
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton

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Nicknamed 'the Wizard of Menlo Park', he established an 'invention factory', the first industrial research laboratory, with the hope of producing a new invention every ten days. In one 4-year period, he obtained 300 patents, or one every five days.
Michael Faraday
Max Born
Joseph von Fraunhofer
Thomas Edison

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He correctly estimated that Earth had a mass of 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons and a density of about five-and-a-half times that of water. The fact wasn't demonstrated until a century later.
Guglielmo Marconi
James Clerk Maxwell
Blaise Pascal
Isaac Newton

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He was the first man to suggest using a pendulum to run a clock.
Max Planck
Galileo Galilei
Nikola Tesla
William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)

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He once exclaimed 'Eureka!"
Alessandro Volta
James Watt

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Until the Middle Ages, passports were given only to the privileged well-to-do. In 1215, the Magna Carta established that "All merchants are to be safe and secure in leaving and entering England". Later, one of the earliest U.S. passports on record was issued in France in 1778. It was signed by Arthur Lee, John Adams and this person.
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
Thomas Alva Edison
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sagan

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He was a Greek philosopher and believed that the heart was the center of the mental process.
Rene Descartes
Nikola Tesla
Leonardo Da Vinci

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He was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He is often regarded as one of the greatest engineers of the 19th and 20th centuries and he was a pioneer of electromechanics. He was of Serb descent and, while conducting his work in the United States, became an American citizen in 1891.
Robert Boyle
Nikola Tesla
Niels Bohr
Max Born

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