The Ultimate Sir Isaac Newton Quiz
Sir Isaac Newton: arguably the greatest scientist of all time. He gave us the laws of motion and universal gravitation -- which provided much of the foundation for modern science.start quiz
Question 1 of 10
What's the title of Sir Isaac Newton's most influential work?
... In 1687, Newton published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which -- among other things -- introduced his three laws of motion.
Question 2 of 10
Which of these is NOT one of Newton's laws of motion?
... Mass-energy equivalence is Einstein's theory.
Question 3 of 10
Newton is generally recognized as developing what branch of mathematics?
... Newton and another mathematician, Gottfried Leibniz, both invented infinitesimal calculus in the 1660s, working independently.
Question 4 of 10
Where was Newton when he saw the famous falling apple that inspired his study of gravity?
... Legend has him sitting under the tree, but Newton wrote that he was looking out a window at home when he saw the apple.
Question 5 of 10
Newton was a religious man, but many considered him a heretic. Why?
... Newton had a good number of unorthodox views, but the most offensive to the establishment was his disbelief in Satan and the Holy Trinity.
Question 6 of 10
Newton predicted Armageddon. What was the earliest date he said the apocalypse would happen?
... Newton, who was pretty obsessed with the Bible, calculated that the world would end no sooner than 2060.
Question 7 of 10
In 1696, Newton became the head of what British government entity?
... Newton was the Master of the Mint from 1696 until his death in 1727.
Question 8 of 10
Where is Newton buried?
... Newton died on March 31, 1727, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Question 9 of 10
Newton's grave is prominently featured in what book (and movie)?
... In "The Da Vinci Code," Newton's grave is the answer to a riddle that involves an orb on the tomb of a knight.
Question 10 of 10
According to "The Da Vinci Code," Newton was a member of what secret society?
... We don't have room to go into whether or not the Priory of Sion actually existed, but many believe Newton was its Grand Master for the last 30 or so years of his life.
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