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Famous Personalities Quiz #2

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Famous Personalities Quiz #2

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#1. Who is this person?

Steven Jobs was an American inventor, designer and entrepreneur who was the co-founder, chief executive and chairman of Apple Computer.

#2. The monk who influenced Emperor Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was

Upagupta (c. 3rd Century BC) was a Buddhist monk. According to some stories in the Sanskrit text “Ashokavadana”, he was the spiritual teacher of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka.

#3. The person on the right is Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize. Who is the person on the left?

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time.

#4. Can you identify this person? She is the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.

Kalpana Chawla was an Indian-born American astronaut and mechanical engineer who was the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.

#5. Who among the following is known as the father of Green Revolution in India?

M S Swaminathan is an Indian geneticist and administrator, known for his role in India’s ‘Green Revolution’. It was a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice were popularised in India.

#6. Identify this sportsperson.

Mary Kom is the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal in any Commonwealth games (2018 Commonwealth Games), and also the first Indian female sportsperson who managed to fetch a gold medal in any Asian games (Asian Games in 2014 at Incheon, South Korea).

#7. Identify this personality who is known as "the Saint of the gutters".

Mother Teresa spent most of her life in helping the poor and sick abandoned in road sides and gutters. That is how she got this name.

#8. This person is considered as one of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time. Who is he?

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.

#9. This person has become the first Indian-origin politician to head the United Kingdom. Who is he/she?

#10. Identify this American President.

Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.
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