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This brilliant thinker translated the New Testament into Greek and helped to shape the humanist movement in Northern Europe.
Name the humanist who wrote essays, poems, and was renowned as the “father of free verse.”
Henry David Thoreau
Who is the British chemist and physicist responsible for the discovery of carbon dioxide?
This philosopher and mathematician, who established the intuitionism principle, has a law that is named after him.
This Scottish philosopher stated, “Reason is…the slave of the passions.”
This figurehead, another “founding father,” successfully oversaw the American Revolution. Who is that military commander?
King George VI
This president abolished slavery in the South “four score and seven years ago.” Who was the Great Emancipator?
The finest plays and poetry in literature were written by this bard, who also had a talent for writing. Who is that Brit?
Who is this all-around Renaissance Man and American Founding Father?
Alexander Graham Bell
We’re still striving toward the ideal he had. Who is this remarkable civil rights activist?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
After John F. Kennedy was shot and killed, Lyndon B. Johnson became the new American president. What did he do before being chosen to serve in the House of Representatives?
High School Teacher
The “Common Sense” author had a significant role in the American Revolution. Who is that political author?
This artist was an innovator, maybe the archetypal “Renaissance Man.” Who is the great painter behind the Mona Lisa?
Leonardo da Vinci
The third President of the United States was Thomas Jefferson. Which historical text did he also serve as the primary author of?
Declaration of Independence
Louisiana Purchase Treaty
Constitution of the United States
Bill of Rights
Who is this 20th-century author whose poem The Waste Land launched the Modernist movement?
L. Frank Baum
The Rastafari movement also viewed this pivotal figure in Ethiopian history as the Messiah who had come home. Who was that emperor?
Haile Selassie I
Which simple crop has seen numerous novel uses thanks to the brilliant botanist and inventor George Washington Carver?
The ‘Virgin Queen’ was Henry VIII’s child with Anne Boleyn. Name that influential English monarch.
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
The Disney princess palace was built by a Bavarian monarch who may have been insane. Who is that Mad King?
King Ludwig II
Who among the great philosophers coined the phrase “I think, therefore I am”?