Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Personalities Quiz 001

1. In the early Olympic Games, only free, male Greek citizens could compete. After Rome conquered Greece, Romans participated as well. Which Roman emperor competed at Olympia in a ten-horse chariot race?
#Nero

2. Around 480 B.C., a Greek philosopher advanced scientific knowledge by working out the true cause of astronomical eclipses. His name was
#Anaxagoras

3. The 18th-century French intellectual Fran├žois-Marie Arouet is better known by another name. He was
#Voltaire

4. Who was the teacher of Plato?
#Socrates

5. Who was the 24th Tirthankara?
#Mahavira

6. Who was the first roman emperor?
#Augustus

7. Who was known as “Iron Chancellor”?
#Otto Von Bismarck

8. Who is the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group?
# Kumaramangalam Birla

9. Who is also known as ‘The last King of Scotland’?
#Idi Amin

10. Pggy Appiah, who wrote illustrated books such as 1966's ANANSE THE SPIDER that retold Ashanti stories and died in February 2006, was the daughter of which Labour politician?
#Stafford Cripps



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