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Isaac Newton

A quiz about one of history's greatest scientists... 8 Questions.

 
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1

Where was Isaac Newton born, on Christmas Day, 1642?

  • Walthamstow
  • Windsor
  • Woolsthorpe

2

How old was Newton when he became Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University?

  • 27
  • 35
  • 47

3

What college at Cambridge did Newton go to?

  • St John's
  • St Catharine's
  • Trinity

4

To what position was Newton appointed to in 1696?

  • Warden of the Royal Mint
  • Astronomer Royal
  • President of the Royal Society

5

Under whose reign was Newton honored with a knighthood?

  • James II
  • George I
  • Anne

6

How many times was Newton married?

  • Never
  • Once
  • Twice

7

Which of the following did Newton NOT discover?

  • The mechanical laws of motion
  • The principle of relativity
  • The composition of white light

8

What name did Newton give to Calculus, discovered simultaneously and independently by Gottfried Liebniz?

  • Variations
  • Fluxions
  • Transformations

 

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