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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.
Ben Franklin
Rene Descartes
Sigmund Freud
Charles Darwin

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

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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.
Galileo Galilei
Pierre Curie
Albert Einstein
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
Joseph von Fraunhofer
Max Born
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.
Blaise Pascal
James Clerk Maxwell
Isaac Newton
Guglielmo Marconi

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

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He once exclaimed 'Eureka!"
James Watt
Alessandro Volta

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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.
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sagan
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
Thomas Alva Edison

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

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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.
Max Born
Nikola Tesla
Niels Bohr
Robert Boyle

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